The apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe gave the Catholicism of that time a deeper
…for the Gospel
"The rule and life of the Lesser Brothers is this:
to observe the holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."
–St. Francis of Assisi, Rule of 1223
Conventuals proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, by our very lives. This is the heart of Franciscanism: living a life that is fundamentally oriented toward the Gospel. In who we are, both as individuals and as a fraternity, and in all we do, we strive to enflesh the message of Christ.
Anyone familiar with Saint Francis knows of his love for creation. This love and respect