St. Francis of Assisi had a great love of God and all of God's creation. In particular,
Francis loved those who were poor and neglected - for in them he saw Christ. He served
God by serving his poor brothers and sisters. This is the basis of the Franciscan
During the year, the FVMs will have opportunities to learn about Franciscan spirituality and share
expressed prayer. In addition to their own prayer time, they often join Friars, Sisters
and Laity in their prayer. Four times during the year all FVM sites come together for a
retreat, which offers time for reflection, prayer and renewal.