Saint Francis of Assisi

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Saint Francis of Assisi is the founder of the Franciscan orders and we strive to follow his example! 

Click below to learn more about his incredible life!

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We are inclusive, ecumenical, Catholic Friars. We live our lives in prayer, work, and fraternity. We preach the Gospel in our everyday lives with our actions and choices we make. As St. Francis said,  go forth always preaching the Gospel, only using words when we have to. We live our lives in service, to one another, to the Church, and to all people of good will. We minister in parishes, hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, and wherever else the Holy Spirit calls us to be! 

We live the vows of fidelity, purity and simplicity.  We have a simple Rule of Life that serves to guide our​ vowed life in this modern world.   The core of our Rule of Life is rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ: a Gospel of love and compassion.

Our Leadership

"I came not to be served but to serve..."

Matthew 20:28

Brother Robert, OSF

Guardian and Bishop Protector

Br. Robert serves as the Guardian and Bishop of the community. He ministers to several assisted living facilities by bringing the sacraments to those that are in the most need. He also serves as the Vocations Director for the community. 

Brother John-Phillip, OSF


Br. John-Phillip serves as the community Vicar, assisting the Guardian guide the community.  Br. John-Phillip ministers to those by providing spiritual direction and life coaching. He also currently serves as the Novice Director and is a member of the Formation Team. 

Those in the Melbourne, Florida area can contact him at 321-676-8620

Franciscan Spirituality 

The core of our spiritual lives is compassion. It is something that naturally extends beyond ourselves. All of our actions and choices are rooted in love and compassion for all persons and creatures. Simply, it is a daily choice to seek interaction with our God. To see God in nature, in people, creatures, and in every aspect of our lives. To arise in the morning and ask oneself, "Where can I experience God today?"

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We're now on Instagram and SnapChat!

Yes the brothers are moving into the 21st century! Follow us and like us on Instagram and SnapChat! Check for weekly updates about the parish and the brothers! #FranciscansCS

Franciscan Fridays at Peter Pan Diner!

Br. Gregg has begun a Friday night talk series called Franciscan Fridays! The first Friday of each month! Come and be part of the conversation!

Our next meeting will be February 1st! This week was a great time and I would love to see you all there!

-Br. Gregg, OSF