Holy Spirit Province Saint-Esprit
Franciscans of Canada - Franciscains du Canada
Ordo Fratrum Minorum
Our stories, Nos histoires
"Our stories, Nos histoires" is a column dedicated to sharing the rich history and heritage of the Franciscans in Canada. Since their first arrival in 1615 and the reestablishment of their presence in 1888, the Franciscans of Canada have faithfully and humbly lived out the Gospel, serving their local communities and parishes and reaching out to the world through missions.
Researched and written by the archivist in Edmonton, "Our stories, Nos histoires" currently draws on content from the Franciscan Archives of Western Canada, which contains records from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
(Profile photograph: Fr. Henry Eshpeter in the St. Anthony's College library, 1960-1961)