Progress Report from our General Minister about the Well4Africa Project

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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…”

Continue reading HERE and HERE.

Franciscan Ministries Annual Appeal

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Read about what is needed by the poor right here in our region–and how you can help!                                                                                             CLICK HERE.

Service Opportunities

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We have a new area on our website! If you look up at the Menu Bar (above this post), you will see a new item on the Menu called Service.  There you will find all kinds of service opportunities in which you can participate.

If you would like volunteers for service opportunities that your fraternity does, please use the contact form HERE to send them to us and we’ll post them on our new Service  page.  (In your email, please include  “What,” “When,” and  “How” so volunteers can connect with your fraternity.)

St. Aloysius Parish Street Ministry

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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.

Capuchin Ministry in Detroit

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The Capuchin Soup Kitchen also feeds the poor and provides clothing and blankets. The Capuchin Soup Kitchens website, where you can see what they do and make a donation, is HERE.

Sisters of Christian Love

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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.