Franciscan Links

The links below direct readers to sources for Franciscan reflections, history and spirituality and life today.

Franciscan Intellectual Tradition Website


In March 2001, the English-speaking Conference (ESC), Order of Friars Minor (OFM), undertook an initiative for the contemporary retrieval of the Franciscan Tradition. The commision on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT) is the result of that initiative. It is composed of the Franciscan leaders from the English speaking provinces of the Order.

The Commission hopes, over time, to explore topics such as Creation, the Iconography of the Crucified, Christian Anthropology, Ecclesiology, Scriptural Themes, Evangelization, History, the Natural Sciences, the Arts as well as areas of contemporary concern, as seen through the Franciscan tradition.

This website serves as a portal to connect lay and religious Franciscan sholars, ministers, educators, and enthusiast.


Franciscan International

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Franciscan International (FI) works at the United Nations (UN) to address human rights injustices that impact on the poor and most vulnerable. FI is a non-governmental organisation with UN General Consultative Status and a shared ministry of the global Franciscan Family.

FI is inspired by Franciscan values envisioning a global community in which the dignity of every person is respected, the resources are shared equitably, the environment is sustained, and nations and peoples live in peace (FI vision).

The International Board of Directors includes representatives from different Franciscan Orders and oversees the work of Franciscans International.

I-TAU Franciscan Studies

tau-franciscaI-TAU is a website maintained by the Franciscans in Malta. It is a large online resource about the friars and Franciscan history and spirituality.

Richard Rohr OFM - A Franciscan Writer


Fr. Richard is a Franciscan of the New Mexico Province and the Founding Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. An internationally recognized author and spiritual leader, Fr. Richard teaches primarily on incarnational mysticism, non-dual consciousness and contemplation, with a particular emphasis on how these affect the social justice issues of our time. Well known as a writer on male spirituality.

Centre for Action and Contemplation


Franciscan Archives

st-francis-and-skullThe Franciscan Archive has a broad collection of Franciscan material. It has articles on Franciscan art, liturgy, history, science and theology. It put together by Alexis Bugnolo who is looking to live avery traditional Franciscan life.

The Franciscan Archive Website