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Franciscan Spirituality

Franciscan Spirituality reflects the humble call of Saint Francis of Assisi to live in simplicity, humility, service, and reverence for all God’s creation. It is centered on four fundamental Franciscan values: minority—serving among and standing in solidarity with the poor and oppressed; prayer—from which all service flows; poverty—to live in simplicity, humility, and self-denial; and conversion—a turning to God in heart, mind, and spirit. St. Francis called upon his followers to live the Gospel message, compassionately care for and serve the poor and marginalized, and remain always open to a life of continual conversion.