Diocese of Orlando
Starting Afresh from Christ

The Vatican: The Holy See
Official Vatican web site. Several languages supported. News services, Church documents, information on the Popes and departments of the Roman Curia.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Official organization of the Catholic hierarchy in the US A canonical entity governing the church, and a public policy arm.

Holy Name Provinces
A Franciscan Fraternity in Mission to the People of God with nearly 300 friars serving the people of God in a wide variety of settings — colleges, parishes, urban ministry centers and diverse social ministries along the East Coast as well as in overseas missions

St John the Baptist Province
Franciscans living and proclaiming the Gospel is our goal. We do so as brothers to each other and to the world, living with and for the poor, promoting justice, peace and the care of creation, working with all women and men of good will and inviting them to share our Franciscan spirit. Facing our future with hope, we echo Francis of Assisi who said, “Let us begin again.”

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Holy Name Province (Facebook)

Franciscan Vocation Office
Have you ever considered becoming a Franciscan friar? Are you being called to our way of life?

St John the Baptist Province (Facebook)

St John the Baptist Province Vocation Office
St. Francis found much joy in living the Gospel and in his day inspired thousands of men and women to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. In today’s troubled world, Franciscans continue to share the good news of God’s love in ways that we hope will inspire people of our time.This section will help with the process of discernment and becoming a Franciscan friar. Vocation Director Br. Tim Lamb, OFM can help answer your questions about the Franciscan way of life. Contact him at or 513-218-3547 (texting is fine).

Encuentro Franciscano
Reflections and updates about Hispanic ministry in Holy Name Province
Reflexiones y actualizaciones del ministerio hispánico en La Provincia del Santo Nombre

Franciscan Volunteer Ministry
Franciscan Volunteer Ministry is a group of lay men and women, living in community, who dedicate themselves to ministry in collaboration with the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province. Based on the Gospel message to express love in action, it provides an environment that fosters service to the marginalized, personal and interpersonal development, spiritual growth, and an active prayer life.

Order of Friars Minor
The Order of Friars Minor, founded by St. Francis of Assisi, is a fraternity. In a more complete fulfilment of their baptismal consecration and in answer to the divine call, the friars give themselves totally to God, their supreme love; through profession of obedience, poverty and chastity, which they are to live in the spirit of Saint Francis.

US Franciscans
The website of the Franciscan Friars of the United States of America. Over 1,000 friars – members of the Order of Friars Minor – living and ministering as brothers across the United States

Franciscans International
A Franciscan voice at the United Nations protecting the vulnerable, the forgotten, and our wounded earth through advocacy.

OFM Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
The General Office for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) at the Curia of the Friars Minor assists the Minister General and his Definitorium by animating and coordinating all that which has to do with Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, in conformity with the General Constitutions, the General Statutes, and the decisions of General Chapters and Plenary Councils of the Order.

St Anthony Guild
St. Anthony’s Guild is a non-profit corporation and religious association guided by the Franciscan friars. Its mission is to promote the spiritual well-being of its members, living and deceased, to aid the education of young men in their vocation to the Franciscan Order, and to serve God by helping the Franciscans in every field of apostolic work.

St Anthony Messenger
To spread the Gospel in the spirit of St. Francis

Poor Clares in South Carolina
St. Clare was the first Franciscan woman, a follower of St. Francis. Together they founded the Second Order of the Franciscan family, the Order of Poor Clares.
To the foundation of Franciscan poverty and simplicity of life, Clare added the contemplative vision, bringing a unique gift to the Church. The combination of evangelical poverty and simple, Gospel living, with the silence and solitude of contemplative life within enclosed community, is Clare’s legacy to her sisters and the Church.

Poor Clares Del Ray Beach
Poor Clare Nuns are women who seek to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi and his most faithful follower, St. Clare of Assisi.
We desire to live a life of poverty, humility and obedience in imitation of Christ in the Gospel ~ the goal of every Franciscan.
Centered around the Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours, we intercede for the needs of all God’s people, within a contemplative, Franciscan family setting.

Secular Franciscans
The Secular Franciscan Order was established by St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago. Our purpose is to bring the Gospel to life where we live and where we work. We look for ways to embrace the Gospel in our lives and try to help others to do likewise.

Siena College
Siena College is built for a new generation of leaders who want to make a difference. From a customized curriculum with high-impact learning opportunities to professors that draw out the best in their students, from our Franciscan tradition of service to hundreds of exciting student life options—everything Siena offers is designed to give Saints a lifetime advantage

St Bonaventure University
Founded in 1858 in the interest of promoting Catholic-Franciscan education, St. Bonaventure University continues to pursue academic excellence through personalized attention that reflects the Franciscan tradition of valuing human relationships.

Franciscan Institute
The Franciscan Institute, on the campus of St. Bonaventure University, engages in two principal areas of scholarly concern: research and publication.

Breaking the Habit

Dating God

Friar Musings

The Wandering Friar

Reflections of a Franciscan Gardener

Clouds and Sun

A Franciscan Journey

Franciscan Action Network

Franciscan Mission Service

How to Pray the Rosary
The purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into the five JOYFUL MYSTERIES, the five LUMINOUS MYSTERIES, the five SORROWFUL MYSTERIES, and the five GLORIOUS MYSTERIES.

Franciscan University of Steubenville
Rooted in the Way: A Franciscan tradition that imparts moral, spiritual, and intellectual virtues for life. Based on the Truth: A rigorous curriculum that unites academic excellence and a love for the Catholic Church. Centered in the Life: A dynamic campus experience that celebrates the lordship of Jesus Christ.

EWTN – Eternal Word Television Network
Largest Religious Media Network in the World

Ave Maria University
Ave Maria University is a vibrant Catholic university located in beautiful southwest Florida. It is an academic institution that pledges faithfulness to the teachings of the Church and is committed to providing one of the finest classical liberal arts curricula available.

Catholic Distance University
The Catholic Distance University was established in 1983 to respond to the need for life-long spiritual formation and a deeper knowledge of Church Teaching. CDU’s mission calls for transmitting faithfully and systematically the teachings of Sacred Scripture, the living Tradition of the Church and the authentic Magisterium, as well as the spiritual heritage of the Fathers, Doctors and Saints.

Angels & Saints
This site can be used by our Confirmation students to research the Saint they have chosen for Confirmation.

Catholic Prayers
Essential Catholic Prayers

Ignatius Press
Largest U.S. Publisher and distributor of Catholic books, magazines, videos and music