Called to Mission
Jesus calls us to go and make disciples of all the nations by sharing the Good News in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Church is missionary by its very essence.
Even when the numbers of his followers were very few, Francis of Assisi sent them out two by two to preach the Gospel. He himself went to the Middle East and met the Sultan, an encounter which has much to offer for a reflection on nonviolence . He was a man on fire with the desire to tell others of the love of God that Jesus has made know to us.
The Franciscan Brothers first went to Africa in 1936 when they opened missions in Nigeria and later in Cameroon. Today they continue their presence in the African Continent with missions in Kenya and Uganda.