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St. Elizabeth in Oakland

Embrace the Path of Compassion and Simplicity

In the bustling cacophony of modern life, the teachings of the Franciscan Order stand as a beacon of hope, guiding us towards a life of simplicity, compassion, and deep connection with the world around us. Inspired by the profound wisdom of St. Francis of Assisi, our mission is to cultivate a community where love, service, and humility thrive.

As you journey through our website, we invite you to immerse yourself in the timeless principles of the Franciscan Order. Discover the transformative power of living with purpose, of seeing the divine in every creature, and of embracing the joy that comes from giving more than we take.

Engage with Our Vision

We warmly welcome you to engage with the ideas and values that have shaped the Franciscan Order for centuries. Whether you’re seeking spiritual growth, a deeper understanding of our teachings, or a community that cherishes the sanctity of every life, you’ve found a home here.

Join us in our quest to make the world a more compassionate and harmonious place, one act of kindness at a time.

Painting in the Cathedral of Pienza, Italy, depicting Saint Francis