We are Franciscans, brothers embraced by Mystery which shapes our trust in God and one another. God's Providence has sustained our ministries, made us resilient, and freed us to be open to change. This freedom fosters our unique commitment as a Roman and Byzantine Catholic community to re-shape OFM life in response to the changes in our churches and world.
The joy of the Gospel urges us to the periphery, where God's love impels us to invite others to the experience of Christ's mercy and forgiveness.
+Bishop Henry Howaniec
Posted April 4, 2018
Read about this friar who died on March 30, 2018
Read the Condolence Letter from the Bishop of Almaty
Read the Condolence Letter from the President of the Foundation of St. Francis of Assisi in Russia and Kazakhstan
Friary Job Opening in Sybertsville, PA
Latest News From the Provincial's Office
View Pictures from the Spring Events in Burlington, the Extraordinary Chapter Timeline, and JPIC Newsletter Link.
Revitalization and Restructuring of the Order in the USA
Posted May 2, 2017
US Franciscans have been working for years on the project of merging provinces. To read the philosophical and theological values for the reasons for coming together click here.
Click here to enjoy a message about the 1st Sunday of Advent from Provincial Minister, Fr. Jim Gannon.
Click here to read what Franciscans are doing in the USA.
The Franciscan fraternity of 100 priests and brothers is the Assumption Province. Enjoying a bi-ritual identity of Roman and Byzantine Catholic, the friars of the province engage in many forms of work as it fosters the growth of the Kingdom of God in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. Run your mouse over a picture to view a larger image..
Thomas Wojciechowski, OFM