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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.

Help our friars at Queen of Peace Friary build safe, barrier free showers.  Click here to donate.

+Fr. Carl Graczyk
Posted November 7, 2018


Read about the friar who passed away on November 4th



Latest News From the Provincial's Office

Read Fr. Jim's Thanksgiving Letter, The Cords Garage Band in the 1960's, Provincial Updates, and MORE!

Revitalization and Restructuring of the Order in the USA
Posted May 2, 2017

The 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.




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US Franciscans

Click here to read what Franciscans are doing in the USA.




The Franciscan fraternity of nearly 90 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..