Who We Are and What We Do

“A world made new with the Franciscan spirit of harmony, joy, and simplicity.”
the vision of Franciscan Media 

St. Francis began his ministry with an emphasis on loving all of God’s creatures to the best of his ability. He modeled what has come to define the Franciscan spirita personal faith, a servant’s heart, and willing hands to help those in need. 

At Franciscan Media, we strive to embody St. Francis’ teachingsWe encourage Christians to grow in their faith and share it with others in the spirit of St. Francis. 

Established by the Franciscan friars in the 1890s, Franciscan Media supports spiritual development by providing inspiring, practical, and helpful multimedia resources.

Beginning with St. Anthony Messenger magazine in 1893, the friars grew their reach, and the publication became one of the principal Catholic family magazines in America.

In an effort to provide daily inspiration and support, Franciscan Media launched AmericanCatholic.org in 1996. Now FranciscanMedia.org, it has grown to become a major Catholic website worldwide.

Other products and resources such as books, audio books, a radio program, videos, blogs, as well as a variety of e-newsletters and other digital resources continue to be developed in the spirit of St. Francis.

You are an invaluable partner with us in this work. Your support helps us to achieve the greatest possible impact in the lives of those we serve. Through various types of multimedia, we cultivate an active, healthy, spiritual environment wherever our followers need it most, whether on the go, at work, or in the home. 

Like St. Francis, we seek to push the boundaries of what’s possible in bringing the Gospel to all who need it. Wwill do what’s necessary to spread the Word.  

With your help, we are confident that more people will be hearing, reading, and understanding the love of Jesus Christ.  

Together, united by the mission of Christ and the spirit of St. Francis, we will do the impossible in the lives of people all over the world. 

 “Start by doing what's necessary. Then do what's possible. And suddenly you are doing the impossible.” —quote widely attributed to Francis of Assisi 

A nonprofit ministry of the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province