About Us

For over 800 years, Franciscan Friars have followed the call of Jesus Christ, to share the hope of the Gospel around the world. Over the centuries this has taken many forms, but Franciscans always protect and celebrate the dignity of each person, that he or she may have “life and life abundantly.” (John 10:10)

Founded in 1924, the Franciscan Mission Association (FMA) financially supports the missions of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. In Africa, Asia, Latin America, the former Soviet Union, and over 60 countries in the world, Franciscan Friars Conventual serve the Lord by caring for our poorest brothers and sisters.

Today, the FMA continues to support the mission work of the Friars from its base at the headquarters of the Our Lady of the Angels Province in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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