Great Blogs

A Follower of Francis These are the reflections of a Secular Franciscan. I look not only at my own spiritual journey, but also at issues o f life, economic and social justice, morality, the arts, and more through the lens of Franciscan Spirituality.

A Subconscious Knows No Negatives Franciscan Reflections for a world gone cold.

A minor friar The rants and ramblings of a brother of Christ, hopefully in the tradition of Francis and Clare.

Acting Franciscan A Blog of the Franciscan Action Network

An Ambassador for Christ This is a blog dedicated to the God of Love, the Love of God, and to theology, philosophy, life, and the pilgrimage of faith. By Fr. Christopher Gaffrey, ofm, a Franciscan Friar with the Province of the Immaculate Conception.

Animate Peace Animate Peace is about creating a culture of peace and compassion. It is designed to teach you how to be in any situation. It moves you away from harsh judgment, blaming and getting lost inside the problem; especially when there are strong feelings…

Be a Franciscan News and views from the Franciscan Vocation Ministry of Holy Name Province.

Beads of Joy This is a place where the “Rosary-Man-Jim” gets to blog each day about either the days gospel, or other gospel or scriptual related Rosary reflections topics.

Beauty for Ashes My journey thru life as a Roman Catholic and a burgeoning Secular Franciscan (kind of).

Bishop Don’s Blog Blog of Bishop Don Lippert, OFM Cap., bishop of the Diocese of Mendi, comprising the provinces of the Southern Highlands and Hela in Papua New Guinea.

Breaking In The Habit Reflections of a Friar in Training

Breathing With Both Lungs Br. Tom Forde OFM Cap. I am a Capuchin Franciscan since 1989 (I made final vows in 1995, ordained in 1999; Deo Gratias!). Having spent twelve years in Coolmine Community School, Blanchardstown I was transferred to Cork.

Call To Holiness Writings from a Catholic in Virginia

Capuchins Justice Peace and Ecology This blog serves as exchange forum to all Capuchins engaged for the poor and marginalised. It will also deal with issues of ecology. You will find materials to download and links to interesting websites.

Daisies in the Rain A Secular Franciscan seeking joy and hope in all things.

Dating God Franciscan Spirituality for the 21st Century

francis and clare 30-Second Franciscan Retreats by Julie McElmurry, Director, Franciscan Passages

Franciscan Focus Just a simple blog of a Secular Franciscan trying to live life with a Franciscan focus.

Franciscan Footprints Blog of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis (East Peoria, Illinois)

Franciscan Life My blog describes my life as a Sister of St. Francis, talks about some of my interests, and shares views on justice issues.

Franciscan Mission Service’s Blog Great reflections and resources on mission and the Franciscan charism.

Franciscan Wonderings The purpose of this blog is to share the montly formation talks given by the professed members of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina OFS Fraternity with our fellow Franciscans and those who love Saint Francis of Assisi.

Franciscanized World Blog of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

Frater, Quo Vadis? I have decided to take “Domine, quo vadis” as a guide to my own discernemnt. I ask, “Lord, where are you going?” I pray and hope to know God’s will in my life, so that I may simply follow Him where He leads me.

Fraternidade São Francisco de Assis (Natal-RN, Brasil) Blog destinado à espiritualidade franciscana e divulgação das atividades da Fraternidade OFS São Francisco de Assis, em Natal-RN-Brasil.

friarmusings the musings of a Franciscan friar…

friartruck | Franciscan vocation from truck to Gospel Blog of John Bamman, Conventual Franciscan Friar. This beggar of fortune and seeker of eternal treasures capured this friar’s heart and pulled him from the driver’s seat to a community of Franciscans who inspire the love of God.

Gerard Straub’s Blog Gerard Thomas Straub is a documentary filmmaker and an award-winning author of six books, including a novel. Gerry’s critically acclaimed book The Sun and Moon Over Assisi, which offers inspirational reflections on St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare.

Habitually Speaking Sister Monica Martin. I began this blog during the very first week I entered the convent as a postulant in August 2009. I am now a temporary professed Sister.

Kissing the Leper Acknowledging the perfect joy of suffering in Christ, but having a little fun along the way.

Korban Corner Korban Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order

Little Portion Hermitage “Founded for the glory of God and inspired by the example of St Francis of Assisi, Little Portion Hermitage is a place of Christ-centered solitude, sacred silence, and intercessory prayer. We believe and profess all that the holy Catholic Church …”

Living Stones Blog of The Glory of the Most High Local Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (Rochester, NY)

Messy Jesus Business Sister Julia Walsh, FSPA (Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration) and her Christian friends contemplate the challenge of really living the Gospel when Christianity has become too fluffy and watered down.

Mind Journeys Learning to think as a Franciscan.

Mind Journeys Learning to think as a Franciscan

Musings of a Mendicant Habitus non facit monachum

OH……….. FRANCESCO The meditations and reflections of a Secular Franciscan in the 3rd Millennium.

Our Lady’s Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (Bedford, MA) We are part of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Region of the National Fraternity USA of the worldwide Secular Franciscan Order. Our Lady’s Fraternity meets monthly at St. Michaels Parish in Bedford, MA.

Perfect Joy a spiritual journey guided by life in the Secular Franciscan Order.

People of Peace Fraternity (Indianapolis, IN) The blog ministry of the People of Peace SFO fraternity.

Portiuncula: the Little Portion The Portiuncula, located in the Diocese of Steubenville, is home to the Franciscan Lay Apostolate. We are humbly committed to imitating the Gospel life of Christ, and observing the Sacraments.

Reflections of a Secular Franciscan Reflections about Our Lord, St Francis and Life.

Rough Drafts…. A retired teacher and Secular Franciscan living in a (very) rural part of Nebraska.

Sandal Tracks to Paradise The musings of a Secular Franciscan who is following imperfectly the surer footsteps of St. Francis to and through Christ as a pilgrim through this world. Listen! The King is coming!

Secular Franciscans of Long Beach Island, NJ We are the Secular Franciscans from the St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity, based at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Brant Beach, on Long Beach Island, in New Jersey.

Secular Franciscan Order People of Peace Fraternity | Indianapolis, IN USA. The blog ministry of the People of Peace fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order.

Sierra Vista Sister-Franciscan Sister Carol Seidl, OSF. I am a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity serving at Our Lady of the Mountains Parish. Read about my experiences of being one of the first Catholic Sisters in this area.

St. Francis Fraternity (Springfield, PA) Local Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in Springfield (Delaware County), Pennsylvania.

St. Mary of the Angels Fraternity (Rockville, MD) This simple website is for members and guests of St. Mary of the Angels fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order.

The Assisi Project Founded in 2008, the Assisi Project is an international fellowship of ‘Franciscans in Spirit’ with friends and followers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa.

The Wandering Friar Produced by Fr. John Anglin, OFM, this blog is a dimension of his ministry of preaching with the Franciscan Ministry of the Word as well as a means of letting friends and family know of his travels, etc.

The Way of the Soul’s Desire Blog of Ouida Tomlinson, OFS, a convert to Catholicism and a Secular Franciscan.

Tired of all the Bad News Fr. Bryan Shortall OFM Cap. While we can’t deny the difficulites for so many people at home and overseas, it’s important to take account of the positives, and to spread the Good News.

Tom O.F.S. I am Catholic, Conservative, Republican, and a Secular Franciscan.



A Follower of Francis These are the reflections of a Secular Franciscan. I look not only at my own spiritual journey, but also at issues o f life, economic and social justice, morality, the arts, and more through the lens of Franciscan Spirituality.



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