About Franciscan Soy Candles
Franciscan Friars Conventual located at the Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua in Ellicott City, Maryland on the same property as famous Carrolton Hall. What started as a hobby for Br. Andre became a ministry supporting the Franciscan Charity Fund in 2012.
Today, with Br. Andre as an advisor, Br. Brian has taken over handcrafting these beautiful, custom made wood wick, soy candles.
About Franciscan Friars Conventual
Peace and all Good from the Franciscan Brotherhood! The Conventual Franciscans (sometimes referred to as "The Grey Franciscans" due to the color of our habits) are one of the three branches of the First Order of St. Francis. The word Conventual is derived from the Latin convenire, "to come together"; hence we live together in "convents" or friaries. Our Order is spread throughout the world and includes about 4500 priests and brothers who are all commonly called Friars. Our Franciscan brotherhood includes four provinces in North America, and a jurisdiction in the UK and Ireland. We wear a black or gray habit with a simple three-knotted cord representing our Vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience.
The Spiritual Center of the Order is in Assisi, Italy, where our Friars care for the Basilica of St. Francis, which includes his tomb. A photo of the Basilica of St. Francis is the backdrop of this website.