Isle of Wight Franciscan Group


If you would like to discover more about the Secular Franciscan way of life,  or if you would like encouragement and support on your spiritual path, or if you like help finding your your local OFS Fraternity click whichever of the following links is closest to you, or the visit the CIOFS link that will have details of all countries:

Secular Franciscan Order, Australia  or email

Secular Franciscan Order, United States of America or the Local Fraternities Page or email

OFS The Secular Franciscan Order of Great Britain or email

CIOFS the International Council of the Secular Franciscan Order – The Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis or email

or do feel free to email this website using

Worldwide Appeal

This website was originally designed for The Isle of Wight Franciscan Group since then interest in the site has extended worldwide, and so it now an informative site helping to introduce others to the Secular Franciscan way of life.

Although this website is not in any way affiliated with the official online presence of the OFS,  Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis, the Secular Franciscan Order, or any fraternity – its aim is to share with you some of the wonders of God’s Love and Creation as seen through the eyes of St Francis and St Clare of Assisi and many other Franciscans today.

In the mean time you might like to:
View: A Video Portrait of St Francis.
Read about his life : on our St Francis page.
Learn about St Clare’s contribution to Franciscan Spirituality.
Or consider more about joining the Secular Franciscan Order by reading articles about discernment.

Pax et bonum

May the Lord bless you.
May He set His face to shine upon you.
May the Lord give you His peace.

ABOUT : WEBSITE OWNERSHIP is a project of, owned and crafted by, Elizabeth Finnis. This website shares some wonderful information about Franciscans from their foundation in the Umbrian hills of Assisi to modern Franciscans from around the world.  Elizabeth does not represent the OFS and this website is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, the Secular Franciscan Order  – the Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis, specifically it is not the on-line presence of the Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis in Great Britain, nor of any fraternity.  It is however full of wonderful information to assist Secular Franciscan Formation and Discernment.


Elizabeth is a member of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. She has had an interest in Franciscan Spirituality for over 20 years.