Struggling to live the life of St. Francis amidst the threats and temptations of the modern world, four groups of Franciscans had to decide if life together was better than life apart.
Image of the history of the divisions and union within the First Order of Saint Francis
Diagram of the Franciscan Family Tree showing the relationship of the First, Second and Third Orders of Saint Francis
Sources for this episode “The Leonine Union of the Order of Friars Minor 1897” and “The Franciscan Story: St. Francis of Assisi and His Influence Since the Thirteenth Century” both by Maurice Carmody.
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