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About Us


The Franciscans of Emmanuel form a Catholic community rooted in the spiritual experience of Saint Francis, the poor man from Assisi, and his first companions.

Our community is part of the Franciscan tradition as a new community inside the greater Franciscan Family. We are called to build the Church in the Franciscan spirit, according to the words of Christ spoken to Saint Francis:

"Go, Francis, repair my Church which falls into ruin."

Our community is in fraternal communion and collaboration with the Franciscan Family of Canada as well as that of Central Africa.

"I, Brother Francis, want to imitate the life and poverty of the Most High Lord Jesus Christ and of his Most Blessed Mother. And I will persevere in it to the end."