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(The Descent of the Holy Spirit) on the Apostles


When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Saint Francis is Inviting You

Francis of Assisi is known as Everybody’s saint .
In fact, many men and women love him, or his example so much that they make a lifelong commitment to follow his way of life. Is God calling you to follow Christ in the footsteps of Francis?
Download the leaflet Saint Francis is Inviting You

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    Saint Francis of Assisi left us "a Dream to dream and a Journey to challenge everyone".  All Franciscans are inspired by him to follow Christ.  The Secular Franciscan Order belongs to this family.  In their secular state, members permanently commit themselves to live the Gospel as Francis did, following his Rule approved by the Pope. The OFS is open to the laity and diocesan clergy. 
    There are more than 850 Secular Franciscans in Great Britain.  Gathering in fraternities, they strive to grow in the love of God and in peace with each other. In this way, they aspire to be faithful disciples of Christ.

Please contact us if you would like more information about the Secular Franciscan Order in Great Britain, and visit again soon!