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Friars of St. Francis

The Friars of St Francis are a Catholic religious community of Franciscans who live and work in the Parramatta diocese in Sydney, Australia. The community was founded by Father Christopher Sharah and was given canonical status as a Private Association of Christ's Faithful in the Parramatta diocese by Bishop Kevin Manning in 2005.  The friars live a simple Franciscan life of apostolic activity and contemplative prayer. Vocations to both the brother's life as well as to the priesthood are encouraged.