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Franciscan Resources: Home

Resources on Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi, the Franciscan Tradition, Catholic Social Teaching, Care for Creation, and related topics.

Franciscan Resources

Welcome to the Franciscan Resources Guide

StFrancis Pic

"Saint Francis with Cicada"


 Modern bronze statue by Fiorenzo Bacci - Friary of Santa Maria degli Angeli at Assisi

Photo by Carlo Raso



This Resource Guide was created to assist in finding information connected to the four Franciscan General Education Outcomes which relate to social justice, care for creation, the Franciscan Tradition, and applying Franciscan Values. The resources listed are just some of the resources available through the Vann Library. For assistance finding more resources, including the option of interlibrary loan, please Ask a Librarian!

rain garden

University of Saint Francis Rain Garden

The rain garden at the University of Saint Francis filters the water that flows from the parking lot in front of Doermer into Mirror Lake. This helps keep pollution out of the lake and is part of USF's commitment to caring for the environment.

Photo by Cindy Kump


Comments and suggestions are welcome. To suggest resources for this guide, or to point out broken links, please email Amber Pavlina at


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