We are a Catholic religious Order of priests and brothers committed to living the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ as a brotherhood, poor in spirit. Inspired by the life and writings of St Francis of Assisi, we strive to authentically live a life of prayer, fraternity and ministry as brothers in simplicity, humility and joy!

We are an international fraternity with about 10,500 friars in over 100 countries.

Our works are an expression of who we are.