LAY MISSION PROGRAM
Ready to Live the Gospel of Peace and Justice in Africa, Latin America or the Caribbean?
St. Francis of Assisi built bridges between cultures and peoples, and you can too, as a missioner with Franciscan Mission Service (FMS). Please note: In order to be considered for the 2014 training (and thus leaving for service in January 2015), you must complete the first phase of your application by May 15 and the second phase by May 29.
We help Catholic lay women and men prepare to serve on two-year missions where they partner with poor and oppressed communities around the world.
Through our 13-week mission formation process, you’ll learn how to serve others in ways that are respectful and honoring of cultural, religious, and personal differences.
FMS will prepare you to directly serve the materially poor and marginalized people of society through Franciscan ministry, where you’ll explore themes of personal conversion; communal living; simplicity of lifestyle; and ways of working for peace, justice, and care of creation.
Your two years in mission will be one of the most meaningful, powerful experiences of your life. But your journey won’t end there.
When you return, you will join our “Lifelong Missioners to North America”. Our focus on the importance of mission to North America is a unique aspect of the FMS program. As your mission at home continues, you will use your cross-cultural experience to live the gospel message of peace and justice in the North American Church and society too.
Interested in learning more about serving overseas?
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