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World Care Benefit & Celebration: A Success Story

Editor’s note: Development Associate Sam Hardwick shares his unexpected impression of FMS’ 2018 World Care Benefit—the impact of which is still being felt a month later!  On Friday April 27th, FMS held its annual World Care Benefit & Celebration in which I had a hand in helping host. If you have ever been a part…

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Faith Calls Us to be Neighbors: Hospitality, Joy, Christmas

Editor’s note: Sr. Patricia D. Reid, OSF, an Allegany Franciscan for more than 50 years, serves on the Franciscan Mission Service Board of Directors. As a guest blogger for FMS’ 2017 Advent blog series, Sr. Pat shares a time when she felt welcomed into the home of a woman who didn’t own much, but “had everything.” If…

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Faith Calls Us to be Neighbors: Embracing the Culture of Encounter

Editor’s note: Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM, serves as provincial minister of Holy Name Province. As a guest blogger for FMS’ 2017 Advent blog series, Fr. Kevin describes a time when he “embrace[d] the culture of encounter” by welcoming someone in the spirit of Saint Francis. This Advent, as we think about hospitality and about awaiting the…

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Mission Monday: Wine and Cheese Make a Reunion

To welcome home our returning missioners we held our traditional Wine and Cheese Open House.   On this Thursday evening, snow threatened the roads and dark had already fallen, but Casa San Salvador soon filled with friends, new and old, to welcome home missioners who had been away for two to three years.  The missioners came…

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Mission Monday: Sharing in Christ’s Fellowship

During their training in D.C., our mission candidates take a morning each week to volunteer in the local community.  For this Mission Monday, Annemarie Barrett shares what it’s like to work alongside Christ’s chosen company. Photo: www.fathermckennacenter.org Every Wednesday morning during formation, I visit the Father McKenna Center, a daytime drop-in center for men who…

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Franciscan Friday: In Right Relation with Creation

With spring ending and summer beginning, it’s the time of year when people start to move outdoors to take advantage of the nice weather. Whether you’re gardening, camping, going to the beach or grilling in the backyard, you’re out enjoying God’s creation. At our April Souposium, Patrick Carolan, executive director of Franciscan Action Network, led a…

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