About Andrew Brophy

Brother Andrew Brophy, OFM, serves as the executive director of Franciscan Missions in Waterford, Wisconsin. The organization has been in existence for more than 50 years. Born Andrew Brophy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Br. Andy made his Solemn Profession in 1980. A member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province, founded in Pulaski, Wisconsin, he joined the Franciscans (Order of Friars Minor) in 1972. Br. Andy oversees fundraising initiatives, which focus on generating awareness of and financial support for the Order’s mission work in developing countries on six continents. Through his service to the Order as an international General Visitator, Br. Andy has built a global network of friars and lay partners. His most recent work as a Provincial councilor, secretary and bursar, as well as his extensive experience in development and nonprofit management has prepared him well for this ministry.

Plea for help in Syria

By | January 21st, 2019|Appeals|

I can’t tell you their names or the locations of their missions. You must trust me when I say that lives are at stake. Three [...]

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A Thank You for 2018

By | January 10th, 2019|Appeals|

While I was growing up, we lived in a humble housing unit modeled after a military barracks. Our home was always full with my parents [...]

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Hope and Faith

By | December 24th, 2018|Appeals|

If you’re looking for a child to give a gift to, I have the perfect one in mind. His name is Mutha Kumar and he [...]

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Franciscan missionaries in Indonesia need your help!

By | December 10th, 2018|Appeals|

In the coastal cities of Palu and Donggala, home to about 350,000 people, the church has been washed away and so has almost everything else.  [...]

Together We Can Make A Christmas Wish Come True

By | December 7th, 2018|Appeals|

Will you make an orphaned child’s Christmas wish come true? Dharma was an eight-year-old orphan living in the village of Attipattu near Chennai, India. Surviving [...]

The Impact of Your Generosity

By | November 2nd, 2018|Appeals|

What a blessing you are to Franciscan missionaries around the world! Thank you for the gift of friendship. I trust in your ongoing friendship as [...]

Will You Share Your Blessings

By | October 10th, 2018|Appeals|

Claudette and her brother J.R. are surviving. She is 9 years old, and he is 3. Their parents were shot and killed before their eyes as [...]

What Changed Francis’ Heart?

By | September 12th, 2018|Appeals|

Francis grew up detesting the sight of people with leprosy. He, like others, went out of his way to avoid them. But, one day while [...]

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Masses with the Missionaries

By | August 2nd, 2018|Appeals|

As Christians, you and I believe in our unity with Christ, so we pray for one another. We offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass [...]

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St. Bonaventure Church in Tanzania

By | July 31st, 2018|Blog Posts|

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church rises above the boulders and trees. Just southeast of Lake Victoria and Mwanza, Tanzania, a beautiful, multistory structure stands surrounded [...]

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