“I worked with my hands, and I still desire to work; and I earnestly desire all brothers to give themselves to honest work. Let those who do not know how to work learn, not from desire to receive wages, but for example and to avoid idleness” (St. Francis, Testament, 20).

In the spirit of St. Francis, the Franciscan Brothers of the Eucharist engage in both professional and manual work. Each Brother works in a professional field suited to his personal talents and education. In this way, the mission of the Brothers is carried out to the people with whom we are in daily contact.
An important part of our community life is manual labor. Working with our hands, working with the earth through the seasons, sharing the work of land maintenance and creative projects with one another and with the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist and lay volunteers re-energize us for our mission as Brothers. We see all our work as an opportunity to share as co-creators in building the Church.