Followers of St. Francis

Followers of St. Francis

Followers of St. Francis: Sister Shirley Shafranek, OFS/T

You could say that Sister Shirley Shafranek, OFS/T, was born a Franciscan and that, as her life unfolded, so did her realization that God was calling her to religious life.

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Followers of St. Francis: Sister Jannnette Pruitt

“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.”

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Followers of St. Francis: Brother Massimo Fusarelli, OFM

In a telegram to Brother Massimo Fusarelli, Pope Francis congratulated the new minister general and wrote, “May the seraphic father, St. Francis, be an encouragement for you in leading your brothers.”

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Followers of St. Francis: Mike Lasky, OFM Conv

For Friar Mike Lasky, OFM Conv, seeking social justice goes beyond platitudes or social media posts. It means getting to work.

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Followers of St. Francis: Sister Damien Hinderer, OSF

A simple yes to a one-time good deed transformed into a lifelong ministry for Sister Damien Hinderer, OSF.

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Followers of St. Francis: Theresa Diersen

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.

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Followers of St. Francis: Marcellino Micallef, OFM

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.

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