We are the Conventual Franciscan Friars
We, Friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province, believe that we are called by God and led by the Holy Spirit, to follow the Poor Man, Francis of Assisi, in living the Gospel of Jesus Christ within the Roman Catholic Church as Friars Minor Conventual.
We seek to form a community of fraternal love and equality by supporting and calling one another to on-going conversation in our vowed life. Prayer and Contemplation strengthen us on our journey of faith.
Our ministries arise from the needs of God’s people in an ever-changing world. As servants and heralds of the Kingdom, we strive to respond compassionately to those needs through a prayerful discernment of our gifts and resources as individuals and as a community.
While our friars’ ministries are diverse, we do have one thing in common. We strive to help those most in need, especially those on the margins. People who live outside of socially accepted norms or who lack social power. It can refer to homeless people, poor people, criminals, mentally ill people, discriminated racial/religious groups, etc.
We serve God and live by the example St. Francis set. We plant seeds of hope in communities through our ministry work. Our hope is not to be recognized or praised for our work, but to attain recognition and help for those who are often overlooked and most in need.