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Welcome to the web site of the Province of the Immaculate Conception of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) in Great Britain.
We hope that this site will allow you to learn something about the life and work of St Francis and those who follow him today.
One of the most impressive facts about St Francis is that today his followers, both men and women, are spread into practically every country of the world. But in our own way, and in the culture in which we find ourselves, we try to follow the inspiration of this great saint.
Franciscan Provinces are all different, so here we have put together not only general information about the Franciscan way of life, but, more specifically, how it is lived today in England, Wales and Scotland.
You will also find here some ‘source’ material by which we hope to share a little of our love for the Spirit of St Francis.
You may browse as you please, but if you are looking for specific items why not consult the Guide to the Website: click here
Below is a list of the most recent additions to this website for the benefit of regular visitors.
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THE MOST RECENT ADDITIONS
6 November 2013: Br Peter Hall Funeral Homily - Obituaries 2013 click here
17 October 2013: The Troubadour, Vol. 57, No. 4 - Autumn 2013 - Publications click here
14 October 2013: John McCaffery obituary - Obituaries 2013 click here
18 September 2013: Nottingham Friary to Close - Nottingham News click here
3 July 2013: revision of Definitory November meeting date - Events click here
26 March 2013: Diamond Jubilee of Ordination for Quentin Jackson - Nottingham News click here
30 January 2013: Br Brendan's Diamond Jubilee - Canterbury News click here
17 January 2013: The Funeral of Br John Harding - Craigmillar News click here
Order of Service click here; Homily click here; Tribute from Africa click here.
6 January 2013: Restoration of Greyfriars, Canterbury - Catnerbury News click here
5 January 2013: Arrangements for Fr John Harding's funeral - News click here
1 January 2013: Dates of Definitory Meetings during 2013 - Events click here
1 January 2013: Jubilees in the Province during 2013 - Events click here
31 December 2012: The Golden Jubilee of St Teresa's Church, Craigmillar - Craigmillar News click here
27 December 2012: Homily by Archbishop Slattery at an Ordination in S A: Mission News click here
26 December 2012: Fr John Harding Found Dead on a Public Footpath - News click here
25 November 2012: The Affiliation of Mrs Peg Ffloyd to the Province - Nottingham click here
14 November 2012: PowerPoint presentation of Bp Paschal's funeral - News click here
3 November 2012: Archbp William Slattery's Homily at Bp Paschal's Funeral - News click here
19 October 2012: Come and See Week-End - Events click here
15 October 2012: An Eriskay Celebration for John Kenneth Campbell - News click here
6 October 2012: The Troubadour Autumn 2012 issue - Publications click here
26 September 2012: Bishop Paschal Rowland, R.I.P. - News click here
9 September 2012: Franciscans in Mission at the Olympic Games - Stratford News click here
4 September 2012: Addition of pictures to EuFraMe 2012 report - Events click here
28 August 2012: Daily Bulletin from EuFraMe 2012 begins - Events click here
27 August 2012: New pictures of church and friary and stained glass - Clevedon click here
15 August 2012: The Poor Clares of the World Celebrate the 800th Birthday of their Order ... celebrations in Britain with the friars - News click here
9 August 2012: The Clevedon Friars with the Linton Poor Clares - Clevedon Local News click here
2 August 2012: Stratford - addition of friars' portraits - Stratford click here
2 August 2012: Another statue by Hew Lorimer discovered on the facade of St Teresa's, Craigmillar - Craigmillar click here
25 July 2012: Two of our young friars were in Mexico for a "Chapter of Mats" for those "Under Ten" - News click here
18 July 2012: The Year of St Clare marked by a visit of Poor Clares to Craigmillar - Craigmillar Local News click here
27 June 2012: 40th Anniversary Celebration of Holy Rood Catholic High School, Edinburgh - Craigmillar Local News click here
24 June 2012: Links to a site making available all Franciscan source texts and study material on them - Links click here and scroll down to "Franciscan Texts Online"
18 June 2012: Our SVP Goes Sailing - Nottingham News click here
15 May 2012: Memorial Mass in Scotland for Br Ian Laurenson - Obituaries click here
8 May 2012: Question answered "What is the significance of the TAU cross for Franciscans?" - Q & A click here
8 May 2012: Question answered "What is a Guardian?" - Q & A click here
8 May 2012: Creation of a new section "Questions & Answers" - Q & A click here
1 May 2012: The Troubadour Summer 2012 issue - Publications click here
19 April 2012: Addition of pictures of Br Ian Laurenson's funeral - Mission News click here
16 April 2012: Two Friars make their First Vows in our Order - Woodford News click here
11 April 2012: Addition of a report of Br Ian Laurenson's funeral - Obituaries 2012 click here
10 April 2012: List of Definitors elected in South Africa - Missions click here or here
6 April 2012: The preparatory chatechesis for participants in EuroFraMe 2012 - Events click here and scroll down, or here
4 April 2012: A link to the new website of the Franciscan Media Centre of the Custody of the Holy Land - Links click here and scroll down
1 April 2012: Death of Br Ian Laurenson in South Africa - Mission news click here
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