Our Ministries

St. Francis did not have any particular work or apostolate in mind when he founded his Order. He knew only that he and his brothers had encountered God’s love in their own lives and thus had to proclaim that love to all people, following in the footsteps of Jesus. Today, the Franciscan friars of Holy Name Province also desire to be a dynamic, evangelizing brotherhood, bringing God’s Good News into the everyday experience of all people in a variety of ways, primarily through parish ministry, education and campus ministry, diverse urban ministry centers, direct service to the poor, preaching and spiritual centers, foreign missions, and the work of our hands.