HISTORY OF THE FRANCISCAN MOVEMENT
Noel Muscat ofm
The History of the Franciscan Movement encompasses a period of 8 centuries characterised mainly by reforms and new expressions of the original charism of Francis of Assisi. This section has the aim of presenting a comprehensive view of Franciscan History, with particular reference to the First Order of Friars Minor, but also with a short history of the Second and Third Franciscan Orders. The aim is that of presenting a structured chronology of Franciscan events as they unfolded, particularly as a practical aid for further studies with the help of expert publications.