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The Charism of the The Franciscans of Halifax is the Gospel, namely to "observe the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, living in obedience, without anything of their own and in chastity" according to the Rule of St. Francis. They fulfill this gift and call of the Holy Spirit by being a family that is gathered by Our Lord Jesus Christ, dwells in His Presence and becomes therefore a seed of communion with God for everybody, wherever this family would go.
 

Franciscans of Halifax Statutes #6

 

Read on to learn about our community, and those brothers and sisters
who live 
Active Life Contemplative Life, and our Associates

 

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Active Life

The Active brothers and sisters leave everything behind to offer their life to serve and "rebuild the Church" as the Universal Sacrament of Salvation, for the Glory of God the Father and the Salvation of all humanity, fulfilling the call to the New Evangelization, which means: "helping people to meet Christ and to build a personal loving relationship with Him today".


Franciscans of Halifax Statutes #6

The Franciscans of Halifax, in both Contemplative and Active Life, serve the Local Church, working in the name of the Church as they are mandated to, serving its spiritual and pastoral needs. Those who live as Contemplatives offer their life in silence to intercede in prayer for the Universal Church, the Local Church and their Active brothers and sisters.

Franciscans of Halifax Statues #31
 

Contemplative Life

 
The Franciscan Associates are women who feel called to a consecrated life, and who live that consecration in the world. They partake on the spiritual life of the Franciscan family, and gather with the community for fraternal times. By living their promises of simplicity, chastity and obedience in the world, they give witness to the power of Christ at work in them, and aim to help spread the Gospel.
 

Associates