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OFM Franciscan Friars:
This is the place which gives you up-to-date information about the whole Order throughout the world. It is the website of the General Curia in Rome where the Minister General and his staff live and work. They form an international fraternity which is as large as many a Province of the Order. Here is a directory of all the conferences of the Order, its provinces, houses, centres of study, the general administration, and loads of other things you didn’t know you wanted to know, as well as recent texts and documents relating to everything going on in the Order at the international level.
Franciscans International represents the whole Franciscan Family at the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) of the highest status. The link below will lead you to its website where you can learn about its activities and download its many publications.
The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land:
This is the website describing every aspect of the Franciscan presence in the Holy Land, the most precious mission of the Order.
The Franciscan Media Centre (FMC) of the Custody of the Holy Land:
A new website of the television and media centre of the Custody of the Holy Land, which provides historical, cultural, human and spiritual images of the Holy Land in order to tell - in the midst of daily stories of fear, division and conflict - an altogether different story. It can be consulted in six languages, including English.
ATS - Pro Terra Sancta:
This is a non-governmental charitable organisation of the Franciscans in the Holy Land, working closely with the Custody of the Holy Land in many social and cultural projects which you will find described on their website.
To read the latest news click on the following link and choose English.
UFME - The Union of the Friars Minor of Europe
This is an umbrella organisation of the Friars Minor in Europe promoting cooperation between the European Provinces who still constitute almost half the Franciscans in the world. Click on the link below to discover the events and initiatives being promoted at this time.
The Franciscan International Study Centre
Link to the Franciscan International Study Centre at Canterbury, England. This centre provides courses for Franciscan Studies and opportunities to deepen Franciscan awareness. Short and long term courses are available.
Commission on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition:
The Franciscan Heritage Series and Intellectual Tradition. This outlines the work of the English-Speaking Conference in reviving the writings and scholarship of Franciscans. There are ongoing projects and details of student centers, courses and publications.
Franciscan Texts Online:
The Franciscan Institute of St Bonaventure University, New York, have developed a method whereby classic Franciscan texts are made available online: in this way you have free, direct and immediate access to all Franciscan sources.
They also offer a new resource named Custodian of the Tradition with quality information for non-scholars.
A Directory of all Franciscans in Britain
This is a guide to the bewildering variety of Franciscan Orders and Congregations present in Britain with a link to each one's website and houses.
The Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) in Britain
This is the website of the SFO in Great Britain and will tell you all that the Secular Franciscan Order is and does. It provides links to many other useful sites.
Franciscan Province of Ireland:
Meet the Franciscans in Ireland. Follow links to their houses, the administration and learn more about the work of the Scholar Friars.
The Franciscan Province of Malta:
An informative site about the Friars in Malta.
The Franciscan Province of Southern Africa:
This Province began as missions served by friars from Great Britain, Ireland and Germany. It is now established as a Province of the Order - the first in Africa, although several others now exist. View this website to find out how it is faring. A great deal of information can also be obtained by reading our section on "Missions".
A Friar's Individual Website
This website was opened in December 2009 by Br Antony Jukes, O.F.M., anxious to share his reflections with the world.
The Society of St. Francis official Web site. Details of their life and spirituality, books and publications, contact addresses and vocations discernment.
Catholic Church in England and Wales:
The official website of the Catholic Church in England & Wales with links to many other sites of interest.
Catholic Church in Scotland
The site of the Scottish Catholic Media Office will lead you to all the information you may need about the Church in Scotland.
CASE - The Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation
The website of this official agency of the Catholic Church in England & Wales is rich in ideas, reports and links of all kinds and well worth a visit.
The Catholic Enquiry Office
This office exists to answer questions about the Catholic faith and its practice by those who are not Catholics and has done this successfully for many years now. Try it and see.
Access to Christian resources designed for Catholic parishes and communities with good links to Catholic Sites including topical essays, and prayers and readings. The RCNet also hosts home pages free of charge for Catholic parishes and schools.
New Advent Catholic Website:
This is an incredibly ample and useful resource site: it contains the whole Catholic Encyclopedia, all the Fathers of the Church and early Christian documents, the Councils, Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica, and much more, all available at the click of a mouse!
The Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics, now The Anscombe Centre
This exists to help you to explore the Catholic position on bioethical issues. The Linacre Centre is renowned throughout the world for its intellectual and scientific rigour, and its calm common sense. The home page gives direct access to clear and balanced answers regarding all basic pro-life issues and to numerous resources and publications.
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