OUR WORK

The Franciscans are passionate about life with God and all our sisters and brothers.
The phrase “All Are Welcome” is at the core of Franciscan hospitality.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that all people are loved unconditionally by God, and because of that – all are welcomed by the Friars. We don’t believe in living in the past, only serving all those who cross our lives in the present, and we look forward to the challenges of the future. Joy is part of our Franciscan charism, laughter is part of our everyday life, and being “down to earth” is what comes from being part of a fraternity, a community.

HOW WE MINISTER

We live and work in the communities we are supporting. This allows us to see the needs of residents in a more intimate way—and craft more creative, more effective solutions. If we see a woman foregoing food to feed her pet, for instance, we’ll stock pet food in our food pantry. We minister with our lives, together with the people, partners in ministry. And as we minister, we are aware that we do it more by our actions than by our words.

STEP ONE

DETERMINE BASIC NEEDS
Assessing the needs of those who come to us is rooted in a basic tenant of social work. The client presents their problems as they see and feel it to be. Our Friars and volunteers respond to the problem in the same way.

STEP TWO

DIGNITY NOT JUDGMENT
We do not judge anyone. Friars simply want to be of help and service. Anyone who comes to a ministry is treated with the care and dignity, as every single human being deserves to feel in life.