From our rule

The ministry of peace and reconciliation is the work of the whole order -- the shared witness to which all of us are called. By virtue of our Franciscan profession, we are dedicated and consecrated to the work of peace, justice and reconciliation. The Lord revealed to our Holy Father, Saint Francis, that we should welcome everyone, without distinction or discrimination, by saying, “May the Lord give you peace.”

Saint of the day

  • On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus. A little more than three years later, on February 11, 1858, a young lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. This began a series of visions. During the apparition on March 25, the ...