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Welcome to the Franciscans of Life website!

Thank you for visiting our site and looking into our way of life. Read this site prayerfully. It may be the doorway to an adventure of a lifetime with Jesus as your master and Francis of Assisi as your teacher.

We are a brotherhood of lay Catholic men, single, married and consecrated to follow the Evangelical Counsels, who serve God within the Catholic Church, living the Gospel according to the Rule of the Brothers of Penance, promulgated by St. Francis of Assisi in 1221.

Like the early Brothers of Penance, the fraternity links the regular and the secular life. Today's Franciscans of Life can be secular clergy, married and single men, and men who follow the Evangelical Counsels of obedience, poverty and celibate chastity in private vows.

Ours is a new adventure. We serve in the Archdiocese of Miami allowing our Lord to continue His work in us and through us and letting other men join our community.





St. Francis has been called the Mirror of Perfection.
We follow his footsteps, responding to the Father's call
to be brothers to all men,
just as Christ is “the First-Born of many brothers” (Rm 8:29).

We are at the service of the voiceless:
the preborn child, the chronically and terminally ill,
and the immigrant poor who feels hopeless.

We dedicate ourselves
to a life of penance and reparation
for those who embrace the culture of death.

A Life of Prayer, Penance, and Joy

Like the first Franciscans, we combine the monastic life with itinerant preaching of penance and conversion, in service to Jesus and to His people, obedient and submissive to the Holy Father and his Magisterium.

We are consecrated to the Immaculate. Our patrons are St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. John Paul II. The Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours, adoration, devotion of the Immaculate, and silence, are the spiritual jewels of our daily life.


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