Retreat Centers Reopening

Under the guidance of the Franciscan friars, retreats address a spiritual hunger in people of every faith tradition, especially during such difficult times. The pandemic has shifted most of the retreat offerings to virtual...

Brother James Lockman “Healing the Earth”

Brother James Lockman, ofm, currently works as a Senior Vegetation and Restoration Ecologist for a company that restores natural habitats around California. He received his masters in Environmental Horticulture from University of California, Davis....

The Way of St. Francis

The Way of St. Francis is a full-color magazine published by the Franciscan Friars of California (OFM), three times a year (Winter / Spring / Fall) which provides ongoing information about the life, ministry,...

The Canticle of the Creatures

The Canticle of the Creatures is a hymn of praise that recapitulates Francis's journey to God in and through the beautiful things of creation. For Francis all creation became a theophany, a manifestation of...