Franciscan Saints


Biographical Information on St. Francis of Assisi


for a complete listing of biographies available, see the complete Internet Guide to St. Francis



Biographical Information on St. Clare of Assisi


for a complete listing of biographies available, see the complete Internet Guide to St. Clare



Biographies & Other Links for the Franciscan Saints & Blesseds


For Franciscan Saints and blesseds at the time of St. Pius X, see the online Catholic Encyclopedia c/o


Por dos grandes Santorales Franciscanos en Espanol va al OFMVal y al BEBF


Those who were members or affiliated with the OFM can be found at the OFM Postulator General  




Franciscan Saints & Blesseds in Alphabetical Order



Bl. Angela of Foligno, Widow & Tertiary OFM.,  (d. January 4, 1304 A.D.)


Bl. Angela of Foligno, c/o CE


Bl. Angela of Foligno, c/o St. Patrick’s Church, with some quotes from her writings, c/o Don Sergio Andreoli e Alessandro Bianchini


Un sito rico d’informazione sulla Beata, con moltissimi links ai siti sociati con Ella

Beata Ángela de Foligno, por Pd. Isaac Vázquez, o.f.m., c/o OFMVal

Beata Angela de Foligno, c/o BEBF


St. Agnes of Assisi, Virgin & Poor Clare, (d. November 16, 1253 A.D.), the sister of St. Clare


St. Agnes of Assisi, c/o CE


St. Agnes of Bohemia, Virgin & Poor Clare, (d. 1281 A.D.)


Bl. Agnes of Bohemia, one of the first and noblest of Poor Clares c/o CE


The Life & Deeds of St. Agnes of Prague: 1200-1282 A.D. by A Friar Minor


Translated from a Fourteenth Century Manuscript (Bamberg, Misc. Hist. 146, E. VII, 19), this biography recounts the events of the Saint's life in a straightforward manner. Historical notes are included.


English Text of Chapters 1 & 2, w. notes, published by The Franciscan Archive



St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church, and patron of preachers


for a complete listing of URLs, see the complete Internet Guide to St. Anthony of Padua


Padre Antônio de Sant'Anna Galvão, O.F.M. (A. D. 1739-1822)


Brazil’s First Native Born Saint


Biography of the Blessed from the Vatican Website


Homily of Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the Beatification of the Saint (October 25, 1998 A.D.)


São Frei Galvão Website




Bl. Arthur Bell, Priest & Martyr, OFM, (d. December 11, 1643 A.D.)


biography c/o CE


St. Berard of Carbio, Priest & Martyr, OFM, (d. January 16, 1220 A.D.)


one of proto-martyrs of the Order of Friars Minor, who died preaching Christ to the Mohammedans of Morocco


biography c/o CE


Santos Berardo y Compañeros, Mártires de Marruecos, por D. Elcid, c/o OFMVal


St. Bernadine of Siena , famous preacher of the Name of Jesus, and one of the pillars of the Observance in the 15th Century


[N. B.  St. Bernadine of Siena wrote extensively. His collected works comprises over 10 volumes, and are among the most edifying and inspiring writings of the 15th Century. If you know of any of his writings on the WWW in any language, please contact the author of this page at the email address found at the top of this page.]


St. Bernardine of Siena, Priest, c/o Women for Faith & Family (with image of fresco depicting the Saint)


St. Bernardine of Siena, c/o CE


An Excerpt from a Homily by St. Bernardine on St. Joseph, c/o


An Excerpt from a Homily by St. Bernardine on the Holy Name of Jesus, c/o ; another Copy c/o The Holy Name Society


On the Nobility of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by St. Bernardine of Siena


St. Bernardine of Siena, c/o T.O.R.


St. Bernardine of Siena:  Franciscan Missionary and Preacher, from Butler’s Lives of the Saints (with image)


St. Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444), by Fr. Noel Muscat, OFM


St. Bernardine and the Power of the Holy Name of Jesus, (with Litany and Image of Saint)


Two Sermons on Wives and Widows, extracts by St. Bernardine of Siena, c/o the Medieval Sourcebook


Art Work Depicting St. Bernardine


Madonna and Child between St Francis and St Bernardine of Siena, by Benozzo Gazzoli

1450:  Fresco:  San Fortunato, Montefalco

A Miracle of St. Bernardine of Siena, by Agostino di Duccio

1457-62 : Marble, half life-size : Oratory of San Bernardino, Perugia


St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, Doctor of the Church

for a complete listing of URLs available, see the complete Internet Guide to St. Bonaventure

St. Bridget of Sweden , member of the Third Order of Penance and foundress of the Order of the Most Holy Savior c/o CE

St. Catherine of Bologna c/o CE

Sainte Colette de Corbie, the only Saint asked by God to reform the Order of St. Clare (biography:  Français)

St. Clare of Montefalco c/o CE

Bl. Clare of Rimini c/o CE

St. Colette, foundress of the Colletine Poor Clares c/o CE

Bl. Conrad of Offida, the Franciscan Spiritual, then Celestine, who returned to the Order of Friars Minor and became a blessed, c/o CE

St. Conrad of Parzham

A Spritual Communion at the End of the Day

Resolutions of a Novice

St. Elizabeth of Thuringia, Third Order of St. Francis, Princess of Hungary, Langravess of Thuringia

St. Elizabeth,  c/o CE

Elisabeth von Thüringen / von Ungarn chronology, images, links, bibliography in German on St. Elizabeth


Letter from the Conference for the Franciscan Family: 800th Jubilee Year Nov. 17, 2006 to Nov. 17, 2007, c/o OFM Generalate in  Rome


St. Elizabeth, Third Order of St. Francis, Queen of Portugal c/o CE

St. Ferdinand III, King of Spain c/o CE

St. Fidelis of Sigmarengen, Martyr

Biography by Rev. Alban Butler, c/o EWTN

Bl. Frances Schervier, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor

Saint Francis Solano, OFM

Un Oracion (Español)


St. Francis Solano, c/o (w. image)


St. Francis Solano, c/o CE

Bl. Frederick Ozanam, T. O. S. F, by Father McNamara

Sts. Gregory Grassi & 29 Companion Martyrs, who gave their lives for the Faith during the Boxer Rebellion, in China, in 1900 A.D. This links to a CE article on the Chinese Martyrs.

Bl. Henry Heath, an English Martyr c/o CE

St. Ignatius of Laconi

Beato Innocenzo da Berzo, his sanctuary, images, and biography in English & Italiano

St. Ives , a member of the Third Order of Penance and a patron of lawyers who serve the poor c/o CE

St. Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney , patron of the diocesan clergy and a member of the Third Order of Penance c/o CE

The Curé of Ars, a short biography by Bruce Marshall, c/o Amicizia Christiana

St. John Bosco , a member of the Third Order of Penance c/o CE

St. John Buckley, priest and martyr, canonized by Pope Paul VI. This welsh saint, was also known as John Jones, John Griffith, and as a friar minor, as Father Godfrey Maurice.

St. John Capistrano , one of the pillars of the Observance in the 14th Century c/o CE

Bl. John Duns Scotus, famous theologian and philosopher, founder of the Scotistic School of Theology

For all the links on this Blessed see the Internet Guide to Bl. John Duns Scotus

Bl. John Forest, priest and martyr

St. John Joseph of the Cross , founder of the famous Alcantarine hermitage of Il Solitudine, c/o CE

St. John Joseph, c/o EWTN

Bl. John Wall , an English martyr c/o CE

Bl. John Woodcock, an English Martyr c/o CE

St. Joseph of Cupertino , famous for his levitations during ecstasy, patron of flyers c/o CE

Beatos Juan de Cetina y Pedro de Dueñas, Martires de Granada (1397) c/o OFMVal

Bl. Junípero Serra , founder of the Californian Missions

Father of California: Fray Junipero Serra , another fine biography focusing on Bl. Junípero's Missions

St. Joseph of Leonessa c/o CE

St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Doctor of the Church c/o CE

Hl. Laurentius von Brindisi, OFM. Cap., (Deutsche)

San Lorenzo da Brindisi, OFM Cap., (nella Italiana)

See the Mariology Section of this site for a Homily on Our Lady, by St. Lawrence

St. Leopold of Castelnuovo, OFM

            Also known as St. Leopold of Mandic

A Biography c/o the OFM Cap of Australia (with image)

St. Leopold Mandic, c/o

San Leopoldo Mandic, OFM, by Dom Antoine Marie O.S.B (Italiano)

St. Louis IX, King of France c/o CE

Bl. Margaret Colona c/o CE

Bl. Mary of Agreda

Mary of Agreda, c/o CE

A Website Promoting Her Canonization

Bl. Maria de Agreda & the Evangelization of the Upper Rio Grande


The Convent of Agreda, Spain where Bl. Maria of Agreda lived, with information on the 4th Centenary of her death (Official Website)


Bl. Maria of Agreda, c/o the Handbook of Texas on-Line

St. Margaret of Cortona, c/o CE

La penitente ricreata da Cristo, di Emanuela Ghini (Italiano)

Bl. Maria Francisca Rubatto, of Uruguay (Espanol)

Bl. Matthew of Agrigento


The Franciscan Archive is honored to publish the work of Dr. Concetto Del Popolo,of the Università degli Studi, Torino, Italia, on the Lenten Sermons of Blessed Matthew of Sicily, O.F.M., Archbishop of Grigenti, disciple and assistant of St. Bernardine of Siena


Un quaresimale del beato Matteo di Agrigento


Published in "Giornale italiano di filologia", LVII 1, 15 maggio 2005, pp. 35-69.


This Article includes Dr. Del Popolo’s critical analysis of the Lenten Homilies of Bl. Matthew of Agrigento, as well as a footnoted explanation of the first homily on Fasting, from that collection.


With the gracious allowance of Dr. Del Popolo, The Franciscan Archive is honored to also publish his provisional reading of a selection of the Lenten Homilies of the Bl. Matthew of Agrigento,


Quaressimale B. Mattaei de Cicilia


And, for the sake of the English speaking readers of these pages, as a tribute to the generosity of Dr. Del Popolo The Franciscan Archive also publishes simultaneously, an English translation of Bl. Matthew’s Homily


On Fasting


complete with the Latin-Italian text of Dr. Del Populo, as well as his learned notes.

St. Maximilian Kolbe, OFM Conv., Martyr

Biography c/o Catholic-Forum-com (w. Photo)

Who is St. Maximilian?, c/o the Militia of the Immaculate (w. Photo and link to Biographical info)

Priest Hero of a Death Camp, c/o

Saint of the Day, c/o

Lifesaver Hero:  St. Maximilian Kolbe, by Richard Grimm (with photos)

Martytown:  National Shrine to St. Maximilian Kolbe, c/o OFM Conv.

Militia of the Immaculate USA:  Consecrate yourself to the Immaculate!

Maximilian Kolbe, c/o Jewish Virtual Library (w. photos)

Saint of the Week, c/o Sacred Heart Parish, Waterlooville

Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, c/o (w. links and photos)

St. Maximilian Kolbe, c/o Immaculate Mediatrix (illustrated)

St. Maximilian Kolbe, by Fr. Ma cNamara

Novena to St. Maximilian, c/o EWTN (with photo)

Maximilian Kolbe, Apostle of Mary, by Father John Hardon

Homily for the Canonization of St. Maximilian, by Pope John Paul II

Maximilian Kolbe, c/o Silk Network ( a collection of links to articles and images )

St. Maximilian Kolbe, Saint of Auschwitz, c/o MaryPages (with photos and illustrations)

Prayers to and by St. Maximilian, c/o 2HeartsNetwork (w. photo & illustration)

St. Maximilian Kolbe, Marty of Love, c/o Human Life International (biography, writings, images)

St. Padre Pio of Petrielcina

For links to Padre Pio, see The Internet Guide to St. Padre Pio here at The Franciscan Archive

St. Pascal Baylon , patron of Eucharistic Congresses c/o CE

St. Peter of Alacantara: founder of the Alcantarine Observance

San Pedro de Alcántara (1499-1562) c/o OFMVal

See also his Treatise on Mental Prayer above in the Literature Section

St. Peter Bapstist & Companion Martyrs

San Pedro Bautista y compañeros, mártires de Nagasaki (1597) c/o OFMVal
San Pedro Bautista: Viaje y Estancia en Japon c/o OFMVal
San Pedro Bautista, misionero franciscano c/o OFMVal

St. Peter Regalato, Confessor

San Pedro Regalado (1390-1456) c/o OFMVal

St. Peter Regalado: the Friar Minor, Patron of the Internet

St. Pius X , a member of the Third Order of Penance c/o CE

The Oath against Modernism : a recommended reading & rule of Faith for all

The Catechism of Pope St. Pius X, member of the Third Order


Ad Diem Illum Laetissumum by Pope St. Pius X

The Centenary of Pope St. Pius X, c/o Catholic Family News

A collection of articles on the life, pontificate and achievements of this, greatest of the Popes since St. Piux V.

Bl. Pope Pius IX , who defined the Immaculate Conception and convened Vatican I c/o CE

Edgardo Levi-Mortara's Testimony the baptized Jewish body, turned priest, speaks out in favor of the Beatification of Pope Pius IX

St. Pierre-Julien Eymard , a member of the Third Order of Penance and founder of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers c/o CE

Bl. Raymond Lull, a member of the Third Order of Penance and a renowned philosopher, theologian, and missionary

Raymond Lull Database c/o University of Barcelona,  Catatonia

The Raymond Lull Studies Home Page : an excellent resource on the Blessed, his life, times, and thought. Links to current studies and publications in Spanish, Portugues, etc..

A short biography and chronology of his life from the Monestir de Miramar

Bl. Raymond Lull, a biography

Festa de la Santissima Trinitat , a scholarly conference on the thought of Bl. Raymond Lull in the language of the Balaerics Islands

Beato Raimundo Lulio ( --1315) c/o OFMVal

Santa Rosa de Viterbo (1235-1252) c/o OFMVal

Beato Salvador Lilli y compañeros, por L'Osservatore Romano c/o OFMVal

Beato Salvador Lilli y compañeros, mártires: Homilia en su beatificacion, por Juan Pablo II

Raimondo Lullo, padre del motore di ricerca

Mnemonic Arts of Blessed Raymond Lull c/o

Beato Sebastián de Aparicio (1502-1600) c/o OFMVal

San Serafín de Montegranario (1540-1604) c/o OFMVal

St. Simon of Lipnica, O.F.M. (A. D. 1435-1482), patron of confessors:  like Padre Pio & St. John Vianney, used St. Alphonsus’s Moral Theology in the confessional


Painting of the Saint


Biography of the Blessed from the Vatican Website


Biography by the Postulator General of the OFM


Information about the Saint, with another Photo, c/o Catholic Forum


Bl. Thomas Belchiam, and English Martyr c/o CE

Bl. Thomas of Celano, biographer of St. Francis and author of the Dies Irae and Stabat Mater


Tommaso da Celanoa short biography in Italian c/o the commune of Celano, Italy


Beato Tommaso da Celanoa short biography from the Enclicopedia Dei Santi (Italiano)

St. Thomas More, Third Order of St. Francis, & Chancellor of England under Henry VIII

Santo Tomás Moro, político y mártir, c/o (Español)

for a complete listing of URLs available, see the complete Internet Guide to St. Thomas More

St. Veronica Giuliani c/o CE

Santa Verónica Giuliani (1660-1727) c/o OFMVal



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