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February 2015

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Thank you for visiting the site of the Franciscan Missions located in Waterford, Wisconsin.

The work of the Franciscan Friars and staff is to promote the awareness of the work the Franciscans are doing around the word in preaching God's Word and helping the poor. This is work that cannot be done without your prayers and help.

The pages of this site will give you information about our efforts in trying to secure materials that are helpful in making better the lives of those less fortunate.

Naturally, monetary donations and gifts are very helpful in buildling churches, infirmaries, schools, convents and monasteries. Also very helpful are the donation of items that can be turned into funds, for example stamp and coin collections.

Helping the poor is a gift for us. We are grateful that so many of you participate in this blessing through your prayers and offerings.

Thank You and God bless!


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 in Waterford, Wisconsin, is a United States non-for-profit, 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.