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Franciscans in Other Communions of the Church

Most Franciscan communities are part of the Roman Catholic Church. SSF has close links with many of them and friendly relations exist between Anglican Franciscans and Franciscans in other Churches.

The three largest Roman Catholic First Order communities for men are:
The Order of Friars Minor (OFM)
The Capuchins (OFM Cap.)
The Conventuals (OFM Conv.)

Franciscan Communities for men other than First Order:
Friars of the Atonement (SA)
Third Order Regular (TOR)

There are many Roman Catholic women's Franciscan communities. Those known to SSF are:
Franciscan Minoress Sisters (FMS)
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM)
Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM)
Franciscan Missionaries of Saint Joseph (FMSJ)
Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Littlehampton (FMSL)
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (FMSIC)
Franciscan Sisters of Mill Hill (OSF)
Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus (FSHJ)
Franciscans of Saint Mary of the Angels (FSMA)

The Order of Saint Clare (OSC) is the Franciscan Second Order and is constituted of active and contemplative communities.

"The Convent", shown on BBC 2 in the UK in June 2006 was filmed at the Poor Clare Convent in Arundel.


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