LIVE ALONGSIDE AND LEARN FROM MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES IN JAMAICA, BOLIVIA, OR US/MEXICO BORDER REGION WITH A FRANCISCAN SPIRIT
Do you desire to answer Pope Francis’ call and serve alongside those who are economically poor and socially marginalized? Would you like to grow spiritually by living simply in an intentional community and amongst peoples of rich cultures and great wisdom in Latin America or the Caribbean? Apply to our Overseas Lay Mission Program. Our current site placements are Bolivia, Jamaica, and the US/Mexico border region.
Hear from FMS missioners about how they felt God’s call to go on mission, and how FMS prepared them to do so in this video here.
About FMS: Franciscan Mission Service is an independent nonprofit that shares and receives God’s unconditional love across borders through a way of life that centers marginalized voices and focuses on living out the Gospel values of intercultural encounter, radical inclusion, authentic humility and transformative justice.
We support lay Catholics (21-65+) as they become missioners willing to encounter and be transformed by Christ found in the margins! Embrace with us your baptismal promise to follow the Gospel wherever it may lead and work for peace, justice, and hope.
Our missioners serve with a posture of humility, supporting locally-run ministries, and do not go to “fix, change or lead,” but rather to develop authentic cross-cultural relationships that focus on mutuality and accompaniment. Our missioners receive extensive training and individual support as they serve in the spirits of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, treating each person as a child
Serve for at least two years and can extend commitment up to six years.
Providing pastoral care, engaging in sustainable agriculture, offering educational and emotional support for those abandoned and abused, helping youth with disabilities, participating in prison ministry, tutoring students, assisting with parish ministries, etc. Whenever possible, Franciscan priests and sisters serve as missioners’ local points of contact and support.
Benefits covered include:
–Extensive training program
–Language school if necessary
–Travel to and from mission site
–Comprehensive international health insurance
–Monthly living stipend, vacation stipend, retreat stipend
–Ongoing formation stipend and resettlement allowance.
Apply now to help us sustain our ministries! Without incoming missioners we cannot keep our continual presence and accompaniment. Use this link to apply:
Email: [email protected]