St. Francis of Assisi had a great love of God and all of God’s creation. In particular, St. 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 Volunteer Ministry. During the year, the FVMs will have opportunities to learn about Franciscan spirituality and grow in their faith. At least once a week, FVMs will pray together as a community. There are also opportunities to attend daily Mass, meet with a spiritual director, and additional opportunities for personal prayer. There are also four program-wide retreats throughout the volunteer year, which offers time for reflection, prayer, and renewal.