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Franciscans (OFM) Home Page

Welcome to the web site of the Province (now the Custody) of the Immaculate Conception of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) in Great Britain. 

We hope that this site will allow you to learn something about the life and work of St Francis and those who follow him today. 

One of the most impressive facts about St Francis is that today his followers, both men and women, are spread into practically every country of the world.  But in our own way, and in the culture in which we find ourselves, we try to follow the inspiration of this great saint.  

Franciscan Provinces are all different, so here we have put together not only general information about the Franciscan way of life, but, more specifically, how it is lived today in England, Wales and Scotland. 

You will also find here some ‘source’ material by which we hope to share a little of our love for the Spirit of St Francis. 

You may browse as you please, but if you are looking for specific items why not consult the Guide to the Website: click here

Below is a list of the most recent additions to this website for the benefit of regular visitors.

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21 November 2015:  Br Con O'Conell, O.F.M. Funeral Arrangements - News click here

8 November 2015:  Br John Forest Dougherty, O.F.M., R.I.P. - Obituaries 2015
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17 October 2015:  Fr Robert Stewart O.F.M., R.I.P. - Obituaries 2015 click here

16 October 2015: The Troubadour Autumn 2015 - Publications click here

23 July 2015:  What is a "Chapter of Mats"? - Q & A click here

11 April 2015:  The Troubadour Spring 2015 - Publications click here

19 February 2015: The Troubadour Winter 2014/15 - Publications click here

17 February 2015:  Funeral and Homily for Godfrey Tortolano - Obituaries 2015 click


4 February 2015:  Fr Godfrey Tortolano, O.F.M., R.I.P. - Glasgow News click here

1 February 2015: Calendar of Franciscan Feasts in 2015 - Prayers click here

25 January 2015: The new makeup of local friary communities are now shown throughtout the website.  All changes should be completed by the end of January.

20 January 2015: Austin Kinsella Funeral pictures - Woodford News click here

12 January 2015:  Austin Kinsella 1930 - 2015 - Woodford click here

1 January 2015: Jubilees of our friars in 2015 - Events click here

14 December 2014: Assignments and appointments for January 2015 - News click here

30 November 2014: The First Custodial Chapter - News click here

25 November 2014: THE PROVINCE BECOMES A DEPENDENT CUSTODY - News click here


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