- Franciscan orders in Lutheranism
Franciscanspirituality was not favoured by Reformation, but later the 20th century
High Church Movement has given birth to Franciscan orders among revival of
religious orders and confraternities in Lutheran Churches.
In Europe, there are two Franciscan
Evangelische Franziskaner-Tertiaren (Lutheran Franciscan Tertiaries, officially "Evangelische Franziskanerbruderschaft der Nachfolge Christi") was founded in Germany 1927 within
Franciskus Tredje Orden, FTO in
Church of Sweden, is part of the European Province of the Third Order of the Anglican Society of St Francis.
In North America, there is also a
third order, Evangelical Society of the Cross Franciscan (ESC/F), founded in January of 1988 in Orlando, Florida. [http://www.mcsletstalk.org/Vol2No25.htm]
Other Franciscan orders
In Germany, apart from the high church movement, there exists in
German Evangelical Churcha Protestant Evangelische Kanaan Franziskus-Bruderschaft (Kanaan Franciscan Brothers), affiliated with Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary.
In Church of Sweden, there is Helige Franciskus Systraskap (Sisterhood of Saint Francis), a religious community in Klaradal convent in Sjövik. In North America Order of Saint Francis-Lutheran (OSF-L) within
International Lutheran Fellowshiphas establishments in Canada and the United States. The Order includes both ordained clergy and lay brothers and sisters.
Franciscan Brothers of St. Michael (FBSM), also in North America, within
Evangelical Marian Catholic Church, is a Congregation of men, women and children.
In Lutheran church, there has been also more general interest to Franciscan spirituality. E.g. "Assisi-Kredsen" in
Denmarkis an ecumenical society, which e.g. arranges journeys to Assisiand in Franciscan convents. Members are mostly Lutherans.
* [http://www.hochkirchliche-vereinigung.de/evt.html Evangelische Franziskaner-Tertiaren] in Germany de icon
* [http://www.fto.st/ Franciskus Tredje Orden] in Sweden sv icon
* [http://www.marysisters.org.au/international/kanaan/kanaan-brothers.htm The Kanaan Franciscan Brothers]
* [http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/klostren/Francisk.htm Helige Franciskus Systraskap] sv icon
* [http://www.ilflutheran.org./page14.html The Order of Saint Francis-Lutheran (OSF-L)]
* [http://www.evmcc.org/ Franciscan Brothers of St. Michael] at website of Evangelical Marian Catholic Church
* [http://www.assisi-kredsen.dk/ Assisi-Kredsen] da icon and en icon
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