What FMA Means

Franciscan Mission Associates is small and insignificant as the world judges importance. Yet, the aid of its members with God’s help continues to have great impact on strengthening the faith of the people of Central America and throughout the world. FMA is a spiritual and voluntary organization with a missionary aim of following Christ’s command, “Go into the whole world, and preach Gospel to every creature.”

FMA Members:

  • appreciate that this comment is not addressed only to bishops, priests, and religious, but to every Christian.
  • know there are over two billion persons – and increasing every day – who have never heard of Christ and His message of salvation.
  • realize how blessed they are in possessing their faith in Christ, and desire to share this grace with others not so fortunate. Hence, they promote the spread of the faith by leading a fully Christian life.
  • believe in the value of prayer, penance, and almsgiving as a means to fulfill the “duty of every follower of Christ to spread the faith.”

Through FMA and its spiritual program its members join to help themselves, each other, and our Franciscan missionaries both at home, and in our World Missions.