Who Was St Francis ?

Who Was St Francis ?

A son of a rich merchant, a playboy, a soldier, a prisoner of war all of these and then life changed. Francis had a call from God to ‘rebuild his church’. Francis forsook his previous life and lived instead a life dedicated to God. Read more….. Other heard his message and came to join him. This was the very beginning of the Franciscan Orders.

The San Damiano Cross you see on the left was hanging in the church where he heard the call. It now hangs in the Bascilica of the poor Clares in Assisi.

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All Visitors are Welcome to our Site

Find out why St Francis is so relevant to our lives today and explore how we continue, lay, ordained, single, in committed relationships, to live out Franciscan principles in fellowship in this world. See if God is calling you to join us.

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New To The Third Order?

Find out how we began, our history and How to become a Tertiary.

Read about our Rule and the Principles which govern Our Order.

An Introduction to the Third Order Our History ENQUIRE NOW YOUNG FRANCISCANS

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Our Three Aims

To make our Lord known and loved everywhere

To make our Lord known and loved everywhere

Spread the spirit of love and harmony

Spread the spirit of love and harmony

To live simply and to share with others

To live simply and to share with others

The Daily Principle


Day Twenty Nine – The Third Note (continued)

This joy is a divine gift, coming from union with God in Christ. It is still there even in times of darkness and difficulty, giving cheerful courage in the face of disappointment, and an inward serenity and confidence through sickness and suffering. Those who possess it can rejoice in weakness, insults, hardships, and persecutions for Christ’s sake; for when we are weak, then we are strong.

Franciscan Aid (Charity no. 285413)


The Family Charity of the TSSF European Province
Franciscan Aid relies for funding on contributions from Tertiaries and friends.
The aim of Franciscan Aid is to use the funds to try to alleviate poverty in the developing world.
Our Projects
• financial help for families with AIDS in Zimbabwe;
• school equipment for children in Uganda;
• aid to women undergoing fistula surgery in Uganda;
• food and books for hostel children in West Bengal; 
• building wells in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia;
• playground equipment for children in Bethlehem;
• hearing aids for children at a special school in Palestine.
If you would like to contribute please contact treasurerfaf@tssf.org.uk.