Franciscan Life

From the time of St. Francis, the Franciscan charism has always been to live the Gospel, namely to "observe the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, living in obedience, without anything of their own and in chastity." (Rule, 1)  
Two traits characterize the true Franciscan:
love for the Incarnate Word of God and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. (cf. Admonitions, 1)
We follow St Francis, who followed Christ closely. As Christ chose to be in this world Poor, Chaste and Obedient, so our three evangelical counsels (the vows we take) are to live in Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.

As Franciscans, we profess the Rule of St. Francis and we look to St. Francis

& St. Clare as our models

and patrons.

On the Boardwalk

On the Boardwalk

Mary & Sr Patricia

Mary & Sr Patricia

Sr Ilaria playing the Violin

Sr Ilaria playing the Violin

Br Grant at Outreach

Br Grant at Outreach

Brothers cleaning up

Brothers cleaning up

Br Peter's Final Profession

Br Peter's Final Profession

Final Profession

Final Profession

Sr Gemma's Final Profession

Sr Gemma's Final Profession

Marian, Donna & Myra

Marian, Donna & Myra

Sr Bernadette on the Praries

Sr Bernadette on the Praries

Sr Patricia and Sr Therese

Sr Patricia and Sr Therese

Sr Teresa and Sr Miryam

Sr Teresa and Sr Miryam

Fr Christopher

Fr Christopher

Brothers at School

Brothers at School

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Franciscans of Halifax

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Halifax, N.S.

Marian, Donna & Myra