Who we are

The Community of Francis and Clare is a contemporary vowed community of religious women and men who live a common life of prayer and service within The Episcopal Church, its Communion Partners, and the worldwide Anglican Communion.

We seek to follow Jesus in the Franciscan tradition by living simply and humbly, serving and praying with and for the marginalized members of our communities and by helping to re-build the church in our day to day contexts.

As a contemporary expression of the Franciscan tradition, members – lay and clergy, partnered or single- live individually, in common or with their families and support themselves through secular or church-related employment. We have diverse ministries in our communities, as the Spirit and the needs of the church lead us.