FRANCISCAN LOVE IS
HUMAN COMPASSIONATE ALL-ACCEPTING NON-JUDGMENTAL COMFORTING FORGIVING GENEROUS JOYFUL STILL AT WORK

Love At Work, became Love STILL At Work!

For the Franciscan Friars, COVID didn’t stop our mission, it made us more needed. We had more people come to us for help. We saw and are seeing more and more hunger, even some starvation. We witnessed more children in need.

We are urgently trying to help as best we can, but it seems that more and more people are in desperate need. We have provided groceries for over 4,550 families in the past 12 months. We have fed 109,500 meals to the homeless who came to our door this past year, and they are still coming.

We can only continue to help when you are helping us. When you support us, we can support the others who need basic life necessities. Without your financial support, our help ends. Without YOU, our work will end.

What Does The Franciscan Challenge Support?

ASSIST EDUCATION YOUNG FRIARS

Help assist us in educating our young Friars for ministry. They will be the Franciscan presence in the future as they continue the accepting, joyful spirit of St. Francis. As we see our church struggling with many issues, we need educated young Friars who will bring the gospel to a rapidly changing world.

CARE FOR THE POOR

Help us to transform the lives of so many poor children, women and men, who come to us for the basic necessities of daily life. As Friars, we empower more than 2 million people each year to live with dignity and purpose. We provide food, shelter, and support to lift people out of poverty and into the mainstream.

CARE FOR ELDERLY FRIARS

Help us to care for the elderly Friars who have served so many for so long. These Friars have given their lives to service in so many ways through the sacraments, prayer, preaching and living the Word of God. Now they need your help to walk with them on their journey to their final yes to God.

"If not for the Franciscan Friars I wouldn't be where I am today. I can very possibly still be homeless.
They went above beyond to make sure I was fed, clothed and had all the necessities to make it through this.
I am so grateful to them."
-SEAN

Stories From The Field

The communities we serve are filled with some of the most inspiring people you’d ever want to meet.
Their stories of ingenuity and perseverance are examples for us all.

 
Lock Down In Place. No Mask, No Service. Online Learning Only. No Hugs, Touch Elbows. Closed Due To COVID. Furloughed For Now. Social Distance? What’s that?  Outdoor dining in January?  Unemployment SOARS

THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE PHRASES
ALL OF US HAVE HEARD OVER THE PAST YEAR. 

These phrases and others like them indicate something else:
No food, no formula, no diapers, no shelter, no clothing and no transportation.
Bare cupboards and empty refrigerators became the norm for so many.
But for The Franciscans, nothing stopped, things only accelerated. We had more people come to us for help.
COVID didn’t stop our mission, it made us more needed. Franciscan Love Is Still At Work.