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.

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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The Precious Gift of Life – Water

By | July 16th, 2018|Appeals|

Water is something you and I take for granted. Why wouldn’t we? Hot showers, flushing toilets and even swimming pools, for many of us, are [...]

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Do You Ever Think About Walls?

By | June 18th, 2018|Appeals|

You and I have been blessed with warmth and safe shelter behind walls. Walls in the Old Testament meant life itself. Walls sheltered God’s people [...]

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In the Spirit of St. Anthony

By | May 24th, 2018|Appeals|

Did you have food left over after dinner last night? “Leftovers” is a common household word in our culture. But leftovers are rarely found in developing [...]

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Your Gifts Help Us Deliver Hope

By | May 15th, 2018|Appeals|

May God’s peace be with you! My greeting comes to you not only from me, but from over 5,000 Franciscan missionaries in over 600 missions [...]

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You Can Plan Ahead

By | May 15th, 2018|Appeals|

Jesus was a life-giver. “I came that they may have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10). He fed the hungry, cured people [...]

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Bring the Hope and Joy of Jesus’ Resurrection

By | May 15th, 2018|Appeals|

So many families are facing this heart-wrenching dilemma. God bless you if your family is experiencing it too. I’m sure you know many stories of [...]

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