Rooted in tradition, all those who identify as Franciscan journey together toward the future.
We are vowed religious and our associates, secular Franciscans, lay Franciscans, and all who seek to live out a Franciscan life in today’s world.
Living out the Franciscan movement
The Franciscan Federation—through its many iterations—has always sought to deepen the lived expression of the Franciscan Charism in the contemporary world. Originally founded as a response to the Second Vatican Council’s call for the renewal of religious life, the Federation has evolved into a more collaborative organization comprised of vowed religious and their associates, secular Franciscans, lay Franciscans, and all who seek to live out the Franciscan movement in today’s world.