Keeping Franciscan Joy Alive

Lay people now manage many of the institutions established by Franciscan religious. To make sure that Franciscan values are not lost, Sister Margaret Carney started The Padua Program. Online courses and onsite workshops on topics such as Franciscan economics and Franciscan values help mission officers make sure that Franciscanism remains ingrained in the daily operations of these schools, hospitals, and colleges no matter who is in charge of the facility.

If you agree that it is essential that our Franciscan values remain a part of the programs we established, make a gift to The Padua Program.