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Franciscan Mission Service provides training and support for lay missioners who serve for two to six years in various Franciscan placements around the world. Upon returning to the U.S., missioners continue to live out their calling in lifelong mission to transform North American people and society.

Who We Are

Mission and Core Statements

Ministry of Presence

Patron Saints


Staff Information

Board of Directors

Domestic Lay Volunteer Program

Informational Materials

Promoting Peace and Justice



"FMS Missioners are the most prepared lay missioners I have ever worked with. They truly understand and engage in the 'ministry of presence', a hallmark of Franciscan mission".

Fr. Ignacio Harding, OFM
"Fr. Iggy" has served as a missioner in Bolivia for over 30 years

Franciscan Mission Service
P.O. Box 29034
Washington, DC 20017-0034

T: 202-832-1762 | F: 202-832-1778