This is the Assumption BVM Franciscan Province

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..

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.

St. Anthony of Padua Letter

Read about how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the poor.  Our Franciscan brothers are helping those in need all over the country.  Click Here to learn more.


New Book about Friars from around the US!

Read about us in the brand new book “Franciscan Friars: Coast to Coast.” See never before seen photos of friars from the humble beginnings in Pulaski and Burlington, Wisconsin.  Click Here to purchase this historic book.


Latest Newsletter

Read the latest Provincial Press that was published in April!  Read Fr. Jim’s Easter letter, about ways to have good mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and about an awesome brotherhood event that happened over Zoom during Holy Week. Click here to read.


Photos from Fr. Jim’s Visit to the Phillipines and Fr. Laurian Retirement Farewell

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Revitalization and Restructuring of the Order in the USA

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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

Future Franciscans



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US Franciscans

Click here to read what Franciscans are doing in the USA