Franciscan Tradition and Resources

St. Francis and the Word of God

The Franciscan life is a high calling. But if God has given us this vocation, he will also give us his grace to carry it out.
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People pray in front of a statue of St. Anthony at a convent in Rio de Janeiro on the feast of St. Anthony of Padua June 13. (CNS photo/Pilar Olivares, Reuters)

Devotion to St. Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony is always asked to intercede with God for the return of things lost or stolen.
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Statue of St. Francis and St. Anthony

Loving Brothers, Beloved Saints: Francis and Anthony

The Franciscans now had Francis and Anthony who symbolized two strains that would exist, sometimes in tension, among them from that time forward.
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Statue of St. Francis

The Conversion of St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis conformed himself to Christ who exchanged the richness of heaven for the poverty of the earth.
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7 Key Moments in the Life of St. Francis

These events in St. Francis’ life brought him closer to Christ.
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Saint Clare surrounded by her sisters

Loving St. Clare of Assisi

Within each of us is the potential to be a light focusing attention on God’s presence in our world. Clare of Assisi’s life reveals just how much light she shed.
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