From Tibor Kauser OFS, Our General Minister
“One and a half years have passed since the 3rd European OFS and YouFra Congress, which took place in Lithuania 20-26 of August, 2018. As a special fruit of the Congress a particular social initiative was born called “Well4Africa.” Since the lack of potable water in Africa is one of the major challenges for this continent, the participants of the Congress have decided to launch this project to help our sisters and brothers in Africa have wells in their neighborhood…”
Mike Carsten OFS is in charge of Neighborhood Services at St. Aloysius Parish in Detroit. He’s also created a new way of serving the extreme poor called “Franciscan Ministries, Inc.” This is now a registered non-profit organization serving the poor in Detroit and surrounding areas.
The St. Aloysius website has a contact form where you can send Mike an email HERE.
Although not part of the Secular Franciscan Order, working closely with them in Detroit is a new group of sisters, the Sisters of Christian Love. The founder is Sr. Judie Ann Ruggirello. They also care for the homeless and minister to children with cancer that live below the poverty level. For more information, you can go to their website HERE.