You all have heard about Roman Catholic Franciscans, I'm sure, as in this video - or at least you've heard of St. Francis. But did you know there are also Anglican/Episcopal Franciscans? They, too, stress their vow of poverty and social justice work; though I have never heard them use the Bride of Christ metaphor, I'm sure there are similarities in spirituality in other aspects among all the Franciscan orders.
Here's a photo I got from one of their online newsletters:
|Episcopal Franciscan Sisters (from a 2011 newsletter)|
Anglican/Episcopal Franciscan Women:
www.communitystfrancis.org (US house)
There are also contemplative Franciscan women in England:
Anglican/Episcopal Franciscan Men:
Society of St. Francis, Province of the Americas: http://www.s-s-f.org/
The Society of St. Francis is a world-wide Franciscan community within the Anglican Communion. The Province of the Americas is part of the Episcopal Church.
Third Order Franciscans - Episcopal men and women who follow in the spirit of St. Francis in their secular lives: