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We are Roman Catholic Priests and Brothers of the first Order of St. Francis of Assisi. We live in communities (Friaries) through which we endeavor to live the Gospel values in following Jesus Christ in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. Our work is to bring Christ to people, especially the poor and the marginalized in the society. We do this through offering spiritual retreats and recollections to priests, religious brothers and sisters and the laity. Our friars as well are involved in the parish apostolate where we also promote Marian devotions. We are also active in the healthcare and education sectors.

Conventual Franciscan Friars, first landed in Kenya in 1984 where they established the first community of Friars (Friary) in Ruiri, Meru. Friars from the Immaculate Conception Province based in Warsaw, Poland came under the invitation of the then bishop of Meru (late Rt. Rev. bishop Silas Njiru). Since then, the mission has grown from delegation to Provincial custody and now a Province.


Our mission like the mission of St. Francis of Assisi himself is to imitate Christ in all that he said and did as recorded in the Gospels and taught by church tradition.

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Animate our communal life from which we draw the strength to share with our brothers and sisters the joy of Christ by doing penance, preaching and the witness of life...



We are engaged in all areas of evangelization. The Gospel of Christ must be preached by all means possible, as we respond to the needs of the moment.

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