Hospitality is not uniquely Franciscan, but it is particularly Franciscan. To guests of the Center, ignored by or invisible to much of society, it means validation. Br. David and Sr. Ann Marie are not psychologists or social workers or case managers. But they know that in the right place, at the right time, a kind word could save a life.
Fr. Cyprian Berens, OFM, touched many lives in his 95 years of life, 76 of those years as a Franciscan friar serving as far away as Rome.
The Feast of St. Anthony of Padua on June 13 is a huge celebration of this Franciscan Saint. Sign up for the St. Anthony novena and plan you visit to the Shrine.