Dear Friends of St. Francis, For many years the Assisi Pilgrimage has been offered to the students at St. Francis High School as well as the Capuchin Franciscan friars. In an effort to make this amazing experience more accessible to others, we are offering a special...

We mourn the passing and celebrate the beautiful life of our brother, Fr. Jesus Morales Vela. Please click here for more information. Fr. Jesús Morales Vela was born in Los Angeles, California on May 19, 1962 the son of Jesús Vela and Julieta Morales. He entered...

We mourn the passing and celebrate the beautiful life of our brother, Fr. Flavian Welstead. Please click here for more information. St. Francis mourns the passing and celebrates the life of our beloved Capuchin Franciscan Friar Fr. Flavian Welstead.   Fr. Flavian Welstead was born to John and...

Franciscans in California made history on the feast of St. Francis. For the first known time, the three USA novitiates of the three branches gathered for a common observance of the feast at San Lorenzo Novitiate in Santa Ynez CA. Twenty-eight novices and a total...