We follow the Gospel as the highest law in all the circumstances of life. Let us attentively read and meditate on the words of salvation, and, in imitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, carry them in our hearts. In this way our life will be ever more formed by the Gospel, and we will grow to the full stature of Christ in all things.
LIVING THE HOLY GOSPEL
While we are often known for our service to the poor and marginalized, we are committed to living the Gospel: this was Saint Francis of Assisi's prime goal for his Order. We have been called to proclaim the Good News of the Lord to others, that they may also come to know Christ.
Our goal as preachers is to spread the Gospel in a way that informs, energizes, and even heals those we encounter. Through our Franciscan tradition and understanding of Christ, we allow people to encounter Christ in a way that isn't simply scriptural or academic, but speaks to the realities of our lives and provides reflection on how to live as Catholic Christians. We are neither lecturers or entertainers; through the Holy Spirit and the teachings of our brother St. Francis, we joyfully and pragmatically preach so that others may be inspired not by our words, but by the Word of God.