Holy Spirit Province Saint-Esprit
Franciscans of CanadaFranciscains du Canada

Ordo Fratrum Minorum


Franciscans (of the Order of Friars Minor, or OFM) belong to the “Mendicant Orders.” Francis of Assisi gave the name “Friar Minor” to the Franciscans. By the end of the Middle Ages, the majority of the population was made up of humble artisans, labourers, beggars – in short, people of modest means. “Friars Minor” therefore means humble, poor, simple brothers. In this name, we find an entire program for living!


Minorité - Franciscains du Canada