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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

May God’s Peace Be With You

By | March 28th, 2018|Appeals|

Greetings from over 5,000 Franciscan missionaries in over 600 missions around the world! Each day we pray for you and for all who are dear [...]

$30.00 Will Educate A Child For A Year

By | March 5th, 2018|Appeals|

Have you ever skipped school? I did once, and I remember my parents got so mad when they found out. I can’t imagine what my [...]

We Need Your Help

By | January 23rd, 2018|Appeals|

Fr. Ibrahim, OFM meets with the many children of the Parish on a street in Aleppo Today, in Syria, there are 8.3 [...]

Staying Connected

By | November 17th, 2017|Blog Posts|

Jesus had a quality of ministry that caused society's so called "perfect" people to feel uncomfortable, and chose not to be connected with Him. Jesus [...]

Where is Jesus?

By | November 17th, 2017|Blog Posts|

It’s hard to imagine anyone being more connected to God than Francis of Assisi. His conversion experience began with a mourning period after his plans [...]

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