The Franciscans are passionate about life with God and all our sisters and brothers.
The phrase “All Are Welcome” is at the core of Franciscan hospitality.


We believe that all people are loved unconditionally by God, and because of that – all are welcomed by the Friars. We don’t believe in living in the past, only serving all those who cross our lives in the present, and we look forward to the challenges of the future. Joy is part of our Franciscan charism, laughter is part of our everyday life, and being “down to earth” is what comes from being part of a fraternity, a community.


We live and work in the communities we are supporting. This allows us to see the needs of residents in a more intimate way—and craft more creative, more effective solutions. If we see a woman foregoing food to feed her pet, for instance, we’ll stock pet food in our food pantry. We minister with our lives, together with the people, partners in ministry. And as we minister, we are aware that we do it more by our actions than by our words.


Assessing the needs of those who come to us is rooted in a basic tenant of social work. The client presents their problems as they see and feel it to be. Our Friars and volunteers respond to the problem in the same way.


We do not judge anyone. Friars simply want to be of help and service. Anyone who comes to a ministry is treated with the care and dignity, as every single human being deserves to feel in life.


After listening, we then tend to the immediate problem they present. This could be hunger, homelessness or a medical problem. We first assist with any immediate needs, then arrange short range help and lastly plan long term support.
The Franciscan Challenge Campaign is the Annual Fundraising Appeal to Support the needs and works of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province.​

The Franciscan Friars urgently need your support. Only when you take The Franciscan Challenge Campaign can the Friars continue to provide basic life necessities of food, shelter, and medical attention to our brothers and sisters in need during this worldwide pandemic. Without YOU, our work will end. 

100% of your donation goes to ministries providing services to the poor, assisting in the education of young Friars, and care for our elderly Friars who have cared for so many for so long.