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Franciscan Mission Associates (FMA), now in its 59th year of service to the missions of the world, is a spiritually based organization with worldwide mission-helping undertakings. It promotes information about and interest in the missionaries and their people – particularly in the Franciscan Missions of Central America, but also in the inner cities of the United States and Canada as well as every continent in the world.

Light a Candle

Light a Candle

The offering of a burning candle before our altars and shrines is an act of prayer to God, our blessed Mother, or the saints.

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Support Our Work: Donate Now!

Support Our Work: Donate Now!

Support the continuing Mission and Ministry of Franciscan Mission Associates to provide Spiritual and Financial assistance.

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St. Anthony’s Bread

St. Anthony’s Bread

This devotion to St. Anthony goes back to the Thirteenth Century. It isa source of many favors and graces and is of great aid to the poor and needy.

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Submit Your Prayer Request

Submit Your Prayer Request

Post your prayer request. Your prayer requests will be placed on the altar for remembrance at Mass.

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Saint of the Month

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

Feast Day – October 4

Throughout the world, East to West, in nearly all cultures, St. Francis of Assisi is likely the best known and most beloved of all the saints.

Born in 1182 to a merchant family of Assisi and a life of ease, (John) Francis Bernadone, he died at just 45 years of age in 1226. By then, he was a poor man by choice, dying with just a simple religious habit in worldly goods – but bequeathing a heritage of love that only God could properly value, a heritage that people of every age share anew and in new ways.

The church declared Francis of Assisi a saint in 1228, just two years after his death. He was widely celebrated then and into modern times for many reasons:

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Prayer of the Month

A Prayer For Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be
consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.