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First Order


There are nine SSF brothers in friaries in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. These are all uban friaries engaged in ministries local and sometimes further afield. A rural hermitage is being developed at present. Contact the brothers through their website.  


Three CSF sisters live in San Francisco and are engaged in a variety of ministries. Contact details are in their website

Third Order

There are around 500 members of the Province of the Americas; membership is spread across all of North, Central and South America. The Province is basically tri-lingual (Spanish, English and Portuguese) with some Amerindian languages as well.

The Third Order can be contacted through their website.


The Companions to the Society of St. Francis in the Province of the Americas are a vibrant and diverse community. They are associated with the Third Order without having to take life vows. Living by a Rule of Life, they find fellowship and opportunities for study and growth with the First and Third Orders of the Society. To find out more about the Companions, contact:
Paul Ledwitz
Secretary for Companions
P.O. Box 706
Mt. Sinai, NY 11766
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