Society of St Francis (Australia/New Zealand Province)
The Society of St Francis has diverse origins in a number of Franciscan groups which drew together during the 1930s to found one Franciscan Society. SSF in its widest definition includes First Order Brothers, First Order Sisters (CSF), Second Order Sisters (OSC) and a Third Order. The First Order shares a common life of prayer, fraternity and a commitment to the poor.
SSF friars went from England to Papua New Guinea in the late 1950s and the first Australian house was established in 1964. The first New Zealand house followed in 1970. In 1981, the Pacific Province was divided into two: Australia/New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Name: Alfred BoonKong SSF
(Minister Provincial, assumed office 1 May 2003)
Address: The Hermitage, PO Box 46, Stroud, NSW, 2425, Australia
Tel: +2 4994 5372
Fax: +2 4994 5527