Following in the footsteps of Christ, by the spirit of St. Francis
"We have been called to heal wounds,
to unite what has fallen apart,
and to bring home those who have
lost their way..."
~ St. Francis of Assisi
As Franciscans, we owe our inspiration to St. Francis (Francesco di Bernardone) , an affluent young merchant from the Italian town of Assisi, who in 1206 renounced his wealth and social status. Through his own conversion of heart, he chose a life dedicated to God and the Gospel, to serve the least of God’s people. Soon, other men and women joined him to begin a vast movement of Gospel renewal within the Church.
Although, St. Francis of Assisi began his solitary life of penance, he devoted himself to prayer, working among the poor and the most vulnerable in society; rebuilding the church, both physically and spiritually. Soon, others were attracted to his way of life and ministry. Throughout the centuries, many have followed the example of St. Francis in their homes, convents and monasteries.
Franciscans of the Holy Spirit is a non-residential community of vowed Sisters and Brothers, in the tradition of the Third Order Regular. We have come together to live out our Baptismal call to holiness, by the witness of our lives, following Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi, who made Christ the center and inspiration of their lives.
Our lives as Franciscans are formed and committed to prayer, social outreach to the poor, the marginalized, the sick, the most vulnerable of society. As a Religious Community, we are not associated or under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome, nor are part of the Roman Catholic Church. We are affiliated and form part of the Communion of Synodal Catholic Churches, who "seeks to actively engage ALL people, in a more progressive Catholic tradition. We take seriously the freedom of faith and conscience of the individual." We share our Franciscan joy in building relationships, through faith, compassion, inclusion and acceptance.
Pax et bonum......Peace and all Good from the Franciscans!
Franciscans of the Holy Spirit
Treasure Coast Region
Sacred Heart Franciscan Community & Outreach
Port St. Lucie, FL
Tampa Bay Region
Our Lady of the Angels Community
Safety Harbor, FL
Fort Myers - Cape Coral Region
Cape Coral, FL