Franciscan Spirituality is Christocentric for it sees in the person of
Jesus Christ, the human face of God.
“Authentic Franciscan Spirituality may be defined as the cultivation
of Franciscan virtues: humility, instead of self-centered ambition,
poverty as a means of achieving freedom of spirit, joyful confidence
in God which prevents our losing heart amid the difficulties of life,
and finally the desire to serve as true apostles and witnesses as an
expression of our love of the Lord.” (Cardinal Ferdinando Antonelli, OFM)