The Franciscan lifestyle is first, centered in prayer, both formally as in the Holy Mass and our daily prayer offices as well as the times when we “just kick back and waste time with God” in meditative prayer. Franciscan living is living in the presence of Christ, in the presence of God from our most mundane tasks to our formal worship.

It is a lifestyle based on simplicity, chastity and obedience. Simplicity of life is expressed in our not wasting this earth’s resources, our not using more than what is needed for our existence so that others may have enough. This is done through being producers rather than consumers, by not wasting food, water or land. Chastity is being faithful to one’s spouse and the rejection of the modern “anything goes” sexuality and lack of morality. We are obedient to our vows and to the will of God that calls us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and give drink to the thirsty.

To find out more about the Franciscan life and our order contact us or visit

To get information about the Anglican Province of America, our ecclesiastical jurisdiction, visit

For more information on better using our world’s resources and living a less consumer-oriented lifestyle, we ask you to check out the following organizations:

Urban Farming  

The Slow Food Movement

To find out more about feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and giving the thirsty a drink, please visit these organizations:

Mary’s Meals

Heifer International

The Anglican Relief and Development Fund

We do not ask for donations ourselves, but should you like to help please make a check to:

APA Treasurer, 9489 Brown Road, Jonesboro GA 30238 and mark it either for Domestic Missions or for Foreign Missions.

Or to the other IRS 501(c)3 organizations.

Thank you!