A Warm Welcome to Pope Francis

Pope Francis: A vision of humble service to the poor. At the Franciscan Center, we were delighted to hear that our new Pope chose the name Francis in honor of our patron, St. Francis of Assisi. Pope Francis believes in defending the poor and disadvantaged, saying,...

Healthy Food Initiative: Two Years and Still Strong

When Ed McNally took on the position as Executive Director of the Franciscan Center in 2010 and reached out to us at the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) for help improving the quality of food  served  to  their  clients,  I  was  a  research  assistant  with  CLF’s ...

A Photographic History of the Center

Vintage photos reveal the early days at the Franciscan Center. Since 1968, the Franciscan Center has provided emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically disadvantaged in an effort to assist them in realizing their self worth and...