The Family of Mary Immaculate and St Francis, or Marian Franciscans as we are commonly known, takes its inspiration from the Franciscan-Marian Charism according to the example and teachings of St Maximilian Mary Kolbe.
The Marian Franciscans live in fraternity in a traditional Franciscan-Marian life, with six fundamental, primary characteristics: Prayer, Poverty, Penance, Study, Marian Apostolate and Missionary outlook. The members of this fraternity profess the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty, and obedience and make a vow of Marian consecration.
Our mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ by means of devotion to the Immaculate for the greatest glory of God and for the salvation of all souls. And we use of the mass media as a key tool for our apostolate.
St Joseph’s Friary
St. Joseph's Presbytery,
1 Milton Road, Portsmouth PO3 6AN;
Tel: 02392 831245;
Sunday – 11:00am
Monday to Saturday – 7:00am
St Mary's Friary
Lawside Convent and Diocesan Centre,
24-28 Lawside Road, Dundee DD3 6XY;
Tel: 01382 574199;
Sunday – 9:00am & 11:00am
Monday to Friday – 6:00pm
Saturday - 7:00am
First Saturday - 9:30am
OUR PATRON SAINTS
ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI
I greet you, Lady, Holy Queen, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Virgin who became the Church, chosen by the most holy Father of Heaven; consecrated to holiness through His most holy and beloved Son and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter. In you was and is the whole fullness of grace and everything that is good.
SAINT CLARE OF ASSISI
Cling to His most sweet Mother who carried a Son whom the heavens could not contain; and yet she carried Him in the little enclosure of her holy womb and held Him on her virginal lap
SAINT MAXIMILIAN KOLBE
Prayer is powerful beyond limits when we turn to the Immaculata who is queen even of God's heart.
SAINT PADRE PIO
Abandon yourself into the hands of Mary. She will take care of you.