Franciscans of the Immaculate
“Why has She chosen us for this task? This is a mystery of Her love.” – St. Maximilian M. Kolbe
Who We Are
The Franciscans of the Immaculate live a life following in the footsteps of the Seraphic father, St. Francis of Assisi, living according to the Definitive Rule of St. Francis (1223), after the example of St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe (sometimes known as the “St. Francis of the 20th century”). We strive to achieve perfect union with Christ Crucified through the maternal mediation of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, and to conquer all souls for Christ through her, spreading devotion to her using any licit means (preaching, missions, mass-media, etc.). All of this is accomplished through our first, constitutive vow, called the “Marian Vow”, that is, unlimited consecration to the Immaculate Virgin Mary, which marianizes our whole religious life.
Looking for a life fully dedicated to the service of God and the Immaculate Virgin? God has chosen the Immaculate as the Woman who will crush the head of Satan: the cause of so much evil in the world. To carry out God’s plan, the Immaculate Queen needs generous souls willing to become docile instruments in Her Immaculate Hands.
If you feel called to answer Mary’s call to cooperate in the conquest of all souls for God, and are willing to dedicate yourself to her service according to the program of unlimited consecration proposed by St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe – the Franciscan Friars of the immaculate are waiting for you!.