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..

Nine Men from Central Region to Enter Postulant Program This Year!

Vocations Director Fr. Greg Plata, OFM announced that a total of nine men will be entering the Postulant Program at Holy Name College in Silver Spring, MD, beginning August 12, 2020. Six of those men will be under the auspices of the Assumption BVM Province. The names of the men, their ages and where they are from are on the right-side panel of this newsletter. Click here to read the newsletter.

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.

Elderly Friars Campaign

Read about the need for the continued care of our elderly friars.  Support for them also means support for own wonderful medical staff at Queen of Peace Friary in Burlington, WI.   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.


+Br. David Typek, OFM

Read about our dear Br. David Typek, OFM who passed away on July 4th.  May his soul and all of the faithful departed rest in peace.  Click here for the obituary. 


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