"We happily embrace the gifts of poverty, chastity and obedience and live a three-fold way of life:
- "To know, love and serve God above all else.
- "To dwell in unity, living in community with our brothers.
- "To give free, wholehearted service to all; especially to the spiritually and bodily poor....
"We provide sanctuary and a loving, healing environment to international survivors of torture.
"We provide a peaceful presence in a violent, North Minneapolis neighborhood overrun with drug and gang activity.
"We maintain a small food shelf and clothing distribution program for the poor.
"We volunteer our time in the Right to Life movement (praying at abortion clinics, assisting unwed mothers and those in crisis pregnancies, etc.), befriending the homeless and outcast, visiting the imprisoned and the sick, and other small acts of charity and mercy."
from the website of The Franciscan Brothers of Peace
a public association of the faithful
in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul