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Franciscan Friars

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We Franciscans owe our inspiration to Francesco di Bernardone, an affluent young merchant from the Italian town of Assisi, who in 1206 renounced his wealth and social status in favor of a life dedicated to God and the least of God’s people.

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The US Franciscans represent a fraternity of Franciscan friars dedicated to living out the Gospel through service, prayer, and community. Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, they serve the poor and marginalized across the United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica.

Ministry Work
The friars engage in various ministries, including education, healthcare, pastoral care, and social justice advocacy. They work in schools, universities, hospitals, prisons, and parishes, providing spiritual and practical support. They also promote environmental stewardship and engage in community outreach programs.

Daily Life and Mission
Daily life for the US Franciscans revolves around communal prayer, personal reflection, and active ministry. The friars gather for the Liturgy of the Hours, daily Mass, and other communal prayers. Their mission is to embody the spirit of St. Francis through acts of charity, living simply, and fostering fraternity. The friars balance their contemplative life with their apostolic work, ensuring that their service is rooted in a deep spiritual foundation.

Vision and Goals
The US Franciscans aim to foster spiritual growth, education, and social justice. Through their diverse ministries, they strive to transform lives and communities, promoting the values of the Gospel. Their commitment to prayer, community life, and service ensures they remain a vibrant source of inspiration and support, working tirelessly towards a just and compassionate world.

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