An order of priests and brothers committed to living the gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ and inspired by the life and writings of St Francis of Assisi.
These priests and brothers live a life of prayer, fraternity and ministry as brothers in simplicity, humility and joy.
There are about 11,000 friars in over 100 countries in this international fraternity.
The website explains that: "Our first ministry, our first service to the Church and the world is our fraternal life.
Though each friar comes from a different background and has a different history, we come together to strive to live the life of the Gospel as true brothers. In a lonely and fragmented world".
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