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I have always had an academic and personal interest in Franciscan thought and spirituality, so this page is a small collection of links to Franciscana on the web.

"Pax et bonum" is the traditional Franciscan welcome and goodbye. Francis himself favored its use, and often began and ended his sermons and letters with the words. Translated from the Latin, it reads "peace and all good [be with you]."

There is quite a large Franciscan presence on the internet. In the Roman Catholic Church, religious communities of all sorts tend to be called orders. In the Anglican Church, they are often referred to as Societies. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and the list is in no particular order - this is just a diverse sample.

The Franciscan Webpage general information Assisi where it all began in 1209
Society of St. Francis (SSF) Anglican First Order Order of Friars Minor (OFM) Roman First Order
Third Order, SSF Anglican Third Order Secular Franciscan Order a Roman Third Order
Poor Clares Roman Women's Order Franciscan Order of the Divine Compassion
Conventuals (OFMConv) Conventual friars Order of Ecumenical Franciscans
Community of St. Francis Anglican Women's SSF Korean Franciscan Brothers Anglican Community
Franciscans International peace and justice NGO Capuchins (OFMCap) part of the OFM family
Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Franciscan Educational Centres, USA & UK Third Order Regular (TOR) Roman Third Order
Assisi-Kredsen Danish Ecumenical Franciscans The Franciscan Federation
Brothers and Sisters of Charity Roman/Ecumenical Franciscan Friars of the Atonement Roman ex-Anglican
Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land since 1342 Little Brothers of St. Francis urban contemplatives

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