Meet The Friars

Franciscan Volunteer Ministry is a group of lay men and women, living in community, who dedicate themselves to ministry in collaboration with the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province. Each community has a Friar Site Supervisor who serves as guide, mentor, and friend throughout the experience. Meet the current Friar Site Supervisors!

Michael Duffy, OFM

“One of the main purposes stated in the foundational beginnings of the FVM program was the  desire to promote the Franciscan Spirit in the world.  If the numbers in religious life were dwindling as vocations became fewer, why not  infuse the laity with that charism to keep it alive in the world? … The Franciscan spirit is alive and well … The experience of praying, ministering and interacting with young spirited FVMs in the framework of a gentle, joyful, service driven Franciscan outlook is an experience that is profound soul satisfying.”

Hugh Macsherry, OFM

“As a site supervisor, I’ve had great opportunities and challenges to spend 11 months with young adults at a pivotal point in their lives.  They have always been people of surprises and growing in faith.  They have helped me feel energized! … Our FVMs remind me of zeal for our Christian mission and challenge me to engage that mission in new ways.”

FVM’s with the Friars

The photos below capture the unique ways Friars support our FVM communities. Past volunteers have noted about their Friar Site Supervisor “He always made it a priority to check in and make sure we were okay.”