What a blessing you are to Franciscan missionaries around the world! Thank you for the gift of your friendship. I trust in your ongoing friendship as we look ahead to the rest of the year. As the executive director of Franciscan Missions, I send you the grateful prayers and best wishes of over 5,000 Franciscan missionaries in over 600 missions around the world. You are a wonderful friend to our missionaries.
You show your care and commitment with your every gift in response to my letters. Your steadfast generosity touches more lives than you can imagine. Through your partnership with us, children are educated and formed in the faith, the elderly are visited, the dying are comforted, the poor are given hope and solace, and the faith of many people is enriched.
The Impact of Your Generosity
I want to offer you just a glimpse of the reach and impact of your generosity. Your goodness has helped us provide relief to homeless earthquake refugees in Haiti. You have also helped us feed and provide emergency supplies to survivors of Typhoon Rai in the Philippines. Your goodness has helped us serve refugees amid the devastation of war in Ukraine. You have helped us in India and Uganda as we feed, shelter, and educate orphans.
Your tremendous goodness has helped us in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, where Father Rolando Kee Abas, OFM distributes medicines and food to the poor and marginalized people of the area. You have helped us in Guinea-Bissau as we provide treatment and medicine for people suffering from leprosy.
These are just some examples of the great good you bring about by supporting the work of our missionaries through Franciscan Missions! In gratitude for all you have done for us, we want to offer you the opportunity to have Masses celebrated by our missionary priests. Many of our Franciscan missionary priests use Mass stipends to buy food, fuel, and medicine. These stipends provide the financial means to live and serve the poor in dangerous and faraway places.
If you would like to arrange to have a Mass or a series of Masses offered, please complete the enclosed form and return it to me in the envelope provided. I will arrange for our missionary priests to celebrate Mass for your intentions as soon as possible. I pray my grateful words communicate to you some measure of the great good you have made possible through your prayers and generous support. Your gifts help us deliver hope to people who live in poverty around the world. Thank you again for the gift of your friendship.
God bless you abundantly,
Brother Andrew Brophy, OFM