Close up of a statue of St. Francis of Assisi. Focused mainly on the face.

Followers of St. Francis

Followers of St. Francis: Sister Meg Earsley

Jun 30, 2022 Followers of St. Francis
The Overseas Lay Mission program broadened this woman's understanding of Franciscan mission being rooted in a ministry of presence and accompaniment.

Followers of St. Francis: Sister Mary Gemma Harris, TOR

May 9, 2022 Followers of St. Francis
Sister Mary Gemma found encouragement in St. Francis, whose “radical love for God always inspired me. He set aside so many of the good things of this world in order to love Jesus and follow him more closely.”

Followers of St. Francis: Sister Sharon Havelak, OSF

May 9, 2022 Followers of St. Francis
“St. Francis is such a role model and is so important to our world today. The charisms that his life exemplified (poverty, contemplation, conversion, and minority) speak to me differently as I grow and change.”

Followers of St. Francis: Sister Jannnette Pruitt

Nov 3, 2021 Followers of St. Francis
“Transition comes to everyone,” Sister Jannette Pruitt, OSF, says “and when it does, I trust in God and try to take life one day at a time.”

Followers of St. Francis: Mike Lasky, OFM Conv

Nov 20, 2020 Followers of St. Francis
For Friar Mike Lasky, OFM Conv, seeking social justice goes beyond platitudes or social media posts. It means getting to work.

Followers of St. Francis: Sister Damien Hinderer, OSF

Nov 19, 2020 Followers of St. Francis
A simple yes to a one-time good deed transformed into a lifelong ministry for Sister Damien Hinderer, OSF.

Followers of St. Francis: Theresa Diersen

Nov 18, 2020 Followers of St. Francis
When Theresa Diersen walks into the dining room at St. Francis Seraph Ministries in Cincinnati, Ohio, guests immediately take notice: Faces light up; hugs are in abundance.

Followers of St. Francis: Marcellino Micallef, OFM

Nov 17, 2020 Followers of St. Francis
In response to the growing number of refugees, poor, and the homeless, Father Marcellino and the friars decided to transform their historic monastery’s former refectory into a soup kitchen.

Followers of St. Francis: Cynthia Perkins

Nov 16, 2020 Followers of St. Francis
As many as 4,538 residents experience homelessness on any given day. Milwaukee, in particular, is beset by homelessness, prostitution, and human trafficking.