Franciscans International Executive Director Visits Manitowoc

by Sister Julie Ann on April 2, 2009

srdenise.jpgOn April 1, 2009, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity welcomed Sister Denise Boyle, FMDM, executive director in Geneva for Franciscans International (a non-governmental organization at the United Nations) in Manitowoc, WI


At a 7:15 p.m. presentation, Sister Denise shared on Franciscan International and its commitment to the values of St. Francis and St. Clare. The organization’s four main goals are: 

  • Human Rights
  • Peace
  • Justice
  • Care of Creation.

Three ways they do this, with the local mission in perspective, are: share grassroots stories of the people whom they serve or advocate for; facilitate meeings, panel discussions that include the people they serve or advocate for; and train people of their human rights.

fi5.jpgFranciscans International is internationally recognized and respected because of the work they do and the people whom they serve. As St. Francis once addressed the social leaders of his time with the challenge of peace, so today’s Franciscans continue the tradition.

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  1. April 3, 2009 notice:
    Franciscans International is pleased to announce the publication of the book entitled “Earth Community: In Christ through the Integrity of Creation towards Justice and Peace for All”. This resource was compiled by the JPIC Commission Integrity of Creation Working Group.

    This is in time for Earth Day-April 22. The U.S. Bishops are encouraging a St. Francis Pledge to be said on this day:

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