Followers of St. Francis

Friar Christopher Panagoplos, TOR

Friar Christopher Panagoplos, TOR

If you know anything about Altoona, it’s that the western Pennsylvania town is noted for two things: railroads and the Horseshoe Curve.
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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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Image and quote of Mike Lasky, OFM Conv

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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Image and quote from Sister Damien Hinderer, OSF

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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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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Image and graphic of Marcellino Micallef, OFM

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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Cynthia Perkins

As many as 4,538 residents experience homelessness on any given day. Milwaukee, in particular, is beset by homelessness, prostitution, and human trafficking.
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