"The brothers shall appropriate nothing to themselves, neither a house nor place nor anything. And as pilgrims and strangers in this world, serving the Lord in poverty and humility, let them go confidently in quest of alms, nor ought they to be ashamed, because the Lord made Himself poor for us in this world. This, my dearest brothers, is the height of most sublime poverty which has made heirs and kings of the kingdom of heaven; poor in goods, but exalted in virtue. Let that be your portion, for it leads to the land of the living, cleaving to it unreservedly, my best-beloved brothers, for the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, never desire to possess anything else under heaven"
(from the Rule of 1223)
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Fratres Minores Foundation Inc. was formally launched on February 6, 2017, at the Provincial celebration of the feast of San Pedro Bautista.
Among the aims of the Fratres Minores, Foundation Inc. is to engage in religious and charitable work for the benefit and betterment of the community and less fortunate through collaboration with the other agencies and instrumentalities of the Catholic Church.
The Fratres Minores Foundation Inc. does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit to its members and beneficiaries and is organized solely for non-profit, religious, and charitable purposes.