First Order


There are eight SSF brothers in friaries in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. These are all urban friaries engaged in ministries local and sometimes further afield. A rural hermitage is being developed at present. Contact the brothers through their website or visit them on social media at the links below:  


Three CSF sisters live in San Francisco and are engaged in a variety of ministries. Contact details are in their website or visit them on Facebook:


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 or on Facebook:


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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