Franciscans of the Divine Mercy

The community is composed of Friars and Sisters. Between the Franciscan Friars of the Divine Mercy and the Franciscan Sisters of the Divine Mercy there is a spiritual link, but no canonical affiliation. Both share the same goals, but the Friars follow the definitive First Order Rule of St. Francis, whereas the Sisters follow a version of the Third Order Rule. As part of the great Franciscan Family, the Friars and Sisters share that spiritual link which unites within the one Franciscan Family all communities tracing their origins directly or indirectly to St. Francis of Assisi and seeking to realize one or another special aspect of the Franciscan charism.

"My God and My All!” (St. Francis of Assisi)

“My mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world. Who can measure the extent of My goodness? For you I descended from heaven to earth; for you I allowed Myself to be nailed to the Cross; for you I let my Sacred Heart be pierced with a lance, thus opening wide the source of mercy for you. Come, then, with trust to draw graces from this fountain. I never reject a contrite heart. Your misery has disappeared in the depths of My mercy.”

(Our Lord to St. Faustina Kowalska: Diary, 1485).