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The Friars in the World
The small band of brothers who followed St. Francis in the small town of Assisi, have grown and began to spread all over the world during the saint’s lifetime. Today, the Franciscan Friars are present in 110 countries. They are organized in Provinces and Custodies.
For more information on the Order, visit the OFM website.
For more information on the Order’s English Speaking Conference, visit the ESC OFM website.
In the United States and Canada, the Franciscans are present all throughout the continent. Please visit the following websites to know more about the different Franciscan Provinces:
Holy Land Custody
Holy Name Province
Our Lady of Guadalupe Province
Sacred Heart Province
Saint Barbara Province
St. John the Baptist Province
The Franciscans of Eastern Canada (St. Joseph Province)
The Franciscans of Western Canada (Christ the King Province)