Let the sisters and brothers be gentle, peaceful and unassuming, mild and humble, speaking respectfully to all in accord with their vocation. Wherever they are, or wherever they go throughout the world they should not be quarrelsome, contentious, or judgmental towards others. Rather,it should be obvious that they are "joyful,good-humoured," and happy"in the Lord" as they ought to be (c.f.Philippians 4:4). And in greeting others, let them say, "The Lord give you peace." -Holy Rule
Welcome to the website of the Franciscan Community of Mercy. We thank you for your interest in our community and the Franciscan way of life. We are an order dedicated to following in the footsteps of Christ as modeled by Saint Francis. We support and encourage one another as we labor in the vineyard of the Lord serving all of God's people.
Members of our community are ordinary people who respond to an extraordinary vocation. They have answered a calling from God in their life and can be found in parishes and in soup kitchens, ministering to those with HIV/AIDS and those who have been hurt by institutional churches.
We invite you to explore the pages of this site to learn more about us and what we do. Perhaps you yourself feel a calling to the Franciscan way of life and would be interested in joining us. Or, perhaps the work of our friars and sisters inspires you and you wish to support our various ministries as a benefactor. No matter what brought you here today, we are glad you found us and pray that your visit blesses you as much as it truly blesses us.
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