The FMS staff: (front) Mariam Mitry, Anna Robinson, Naomi Amsberry, (back) Chelsea Tanous, Br. Paul O’Keeffe, Kim Smolik and Bridget Higginbotham

Merry Christmas from the Franciscan Mission Service staff in Washington, D.C.!

This Advent, we’ve been sharing stories of encountering God this year in our families, friends, strangers and those whom we serve. But there is someone in whom we’ve encountered God that we don’t want to leave out: YOU!

We encounter God in you because you help possible through your prayers and donations. You embrace us at conferences, events and Masses around the country. You connect with us through this blog and social media.  It is your support that sustains us and encourages us to continue spreading the Franciscan charism and serving alonside the poor abroad.

So thank you for being part of our “team” this year. Thank you for accompanying us as we strive to accompany others. Thank you for sharing in our mission.

May your Christmas be full of peace, joy and blessings!