Some people think that philanthropy applies only to those who are rich. When actually, philanthropy means all acts of kindness that are shared generously with others. You don’t have to be rich before donating to the missions. You just have to be grateful for the ‘bread’ that you have, and willing to share with those who have none. As you have already discovered, the more you give, the more you receive. In the spirit of St. Anthony, thank you for sharing your bread with the poor. >>Read full newsletter
You may never have given it a thought, but you can build a church! It would not be a majestic cathedral, but it will be a space set aside for people to praise God in an area of the world where every day is a struggle to survive.
Recently, the Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor (aka Franciscan Friars) sent a letter to the friars throughout the world informing them of a financial crisis with grave consequences for the Order.
It is important to note that the General Secretariat of the Franciscan Missions, Inc. in Waterford, Wisconsin, is a United States nonprofit, incorporated under the laws of the State of Wisconsin with its own US-based Board of Directors, independent of the operations in Rome. The financial crisis in Rome does not affect us. Our mission is to support the mission works of the Franciscan Friars throughout the world. In the midst of the current crisis, we intend to continue to support the individual missions of the Franciscans according to our purpose. Funds raised through our efforts are for mission projects and not for the direct administration of the Order.
We are thankful to all of our benefactors who make it possible for us at the Franciscan Mission Office to continue our support of the missions.
Being a foreign missionary is not every Christian's call. But for those who have other careers there are opportunities to suport the work of those whose vocation has taken them to foreign lands. You can help.
We are most grateful for your suggestions to better help our Franciscan Missionaries. Feel free to contact us with your ideas and suggestions. >>More