Why the Franciscans?

Support our future

Leave a legacy to the Francisans

Why do the Franciscans need planned gifts?

The Franciscans are moving into its second century of ministry throughout the western United States. Your bequest will:

  • Provide needed support for the education and formation of our newest friars, ensuring the future presence of the Franciscans in the western United States.
  • Recognize and celebrate the years of devoted service by our older friars, by helping us provide for older friars who have served God and humanity so generously throughout their lives.
  • Support our mission work, both overseas and amongst the native people in the Southwest. You will be accompanying our friars in what is the most important work we do as disciples of Jesus: proclaiming God’s Gospel of love to peoples of all nations and cultures.
  • Allow Franciscan Friars to take up ministry amongst the poorest and marginalized in society. Many of these ministries are underfunded, unable to achieve the level of financial support needed to operate. Your gift will allow these ministries to continue and flourish.