Plea for help in Syria

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 brave Franciscan friars serve the remaining Christian community in three [...]

A Thank You for 2018

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 and 8 children living under the same roof. As a [...]

Hope and Faith

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 is nine-years-old. His father died from HIV/AIDS when Mutha was [...]

Franciscan missionaries in Indonesia need your help!

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.  On Friday, September 28, an earthquake hit the island of [...]

Together We Can Make A Christmas Wish Come True

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 childhood and growing up in the impoverished slums of India [...]

The Impact of Your Generosity

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 we look ahead to the rest of the year. As [...]

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