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Young lay missioner is living our her faith among the people of Bolivia
California-native Kitzi Hendricks is featured in the Catholic Herald, the magazine of the Catholic diocese of Sacramento, for her mission in Bolivia.

Franciscan Mission Service honors Amb. Thomas Melady
Institute of World Politics mentions FMS'  World Care Benefit and Celebration and the presentation of the Anslem Moons, OFM Award to the Meladys.

FMS commissions three for service
HNP Today newsletter (Jan 4, 2012, Vol. 46, No. 1) ran a story about the commissioning of our missioners.

Lay Missionaries prepare for two-year service trips
Catholic News Service wrote an article about FMS missioner Susan Slavin's commissioning Mass prior to her departure to Kenya. FMS missioners Kitzi Hendricks and Michael Redell were also featured in the story..

Lay Missionary ‘Meets God’ In Eyes Of Poor, Suffering
FMS mission Catherine Giller featured in the Georgia Bulletin for her service in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The article talks about Catherine's call to mission and her ministry abroad.

Franciscan Mission Service: A Ministry of Peace and Justice
Kim Smolik, FMS executive director, introduces FMS to the readers of the "Be A Franciscan" newsletter, published by the vocation ministry at Holy Name Province (see page 3).

FMS Building Partnerships with the Secular Franciscans

Kim Smolik, FMS executive director, attended the annual chapter meeting of the U.S. Secular Franciscan Order held in Arizona in October 2010. See pages 5 and 6 of this newsletter for a description of Kim's talk and her efforts to build greater partnership with SFO fraternities around the country.

Reflecting on the Readings and Today: Water Welling Up
In this Lenten reflection, published by Franciscan Action Network, Nora Pfeiffer reflects on life in Bolivia through the lens of the readings from the Third Sunday of Lent.

Un lugar verde - in Spanish (Google Chrome browser provides a translation tool for access to this article in English.)
An article from the Revista Maryknoll newsletter describing Nora Pfeiffer's work in developing a composting project in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

A Day in the Life of a Franciscan Mission Service Missioner
FMS missioner, Nora Pfeiffer, was recently featured in Catholic Volunteer Network's blog. The posting depicts a day in the life of Nora, who works with Franciscans International in Cochabamba, Bolivia, but also strongly advocates for and educates about environmental issues and care for creation.

FMS Volunteers - Sandra and Bryce Bradford arrive in Zambia
The Province of Franciscan Protomartyrs, OFMConv welcomed FMS missioners, Sandra and Bryce Bradford, to Zambia in their March 2011 newsletter. Sandra and Bryce are serving for three years through the St. Francis Frairy, Itimpi in Kitwe.

They Were of One Heart and Mind
FMS is featured on pages 2 and 3 of the January 2011 issue of this newsletter. The article details how several FMS Returned Missioners have responded to the call of religious life. "Toward a Franciscan Missionary Spirit" is a newsletter published by the Interprovincial Secretariate for Missionary Evangelization of the English Speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor.

Thomas Cole Represents Province at Spring Gathering of ISME
FMS is deepening its partnership with the OFM missioners. For the first time, FMS was invited to participate fully in the OFM Interprovincial Secretaries for Missionary Evangelization (ISME) semi-annual meeting. The article above describes Kim Smolik's trip to their gathering in Jamaica in April.

Like Mary, she's saying 'yes'- article on Nora Pfeiffer from the Catholic Herald
Recently commissioned missioner, Nora Pfeiffer, was featured on December 9, 2009 in the Catholic Herald of Arlington, VA in a story about her upcoming mission service in Bolivia.

FMS Commissions Seven Lay Missioners- article from HNP Today
Click on the link above to read an article from the Nov. 25, 2009 issue of HNP Today, the newsletter from the Franciscan Holy Name Province, about the recent commissioning of our new FMS missioners.

The Catholic Virginian article on Emily Ward
Click on the link above to read a recent article from The Catholic Virginian about current FMS missioner, Emily Ward and her work in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

FMS Celebrates 20 Years - article from HNP Today
Click on the link to read the article from Holy Name Province's Newsletter about FMS' celebration of 20 years of international lay mission.

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