FAN received a personal account of the last moments of the Sisters of Charity who were recently murdered in the convent and nursing home in Aden, Yemen. The Superior of the group, Sr. Sally, who managed to escape, wrote the very touching and heart-rending story, attached below. This horrific attack was specifically targeted at the Sisters because of their Christianity, it states. We invite you to read it and join Pope Francis in continuing to pray for these Sisters who continue to face such terrible threats because of their faith.
Franciscan Earth Corps will be inviting young adults from the Newman Catholic Student Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for an alternative Spring Break experience exploring the of Food Justice, Faith and Climate Change.
Here are the latest updates FAN has been working on within our Faithful Democracy Money in Politics Campaign. This Spring, two events will help to propel our efforts forward.
On February 26th, 2016, Fr. Sean McDonagh began a two week East Coast tour presenting his reflections of Laudato Si'. His presentation and more information on the event are listed here.
Last year, the earth's population was fortunate to have a letter addressed to each of us from Pope Francis. That letter, entitled "Laudato Si" has had a profound impact on those that have read it.
As a conclusion to the COP21 Paris Climate Summit, FAN is proud to update the Franciscan Family on the final report the delegation has published.