Serving those in need is admirable. Living among and walking with the people you serve is another story. The Franciscan friars, sisters, and volunteers at St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia go about their work with gladness of heart.  

The approach to welcoming guests here is different. At St. Francis Inn, there is no cafeteria line. Instead, guests are invited to sit at tables and have their food served restaurant-style. This allows volunteers to get to know the people they are serving. It is a personal touch that both guests and volunteers appreciate. 

St. Francis Inn is a great place for people to come and see if being a friar is what they're called to be. If you’re interested in visiting a Franciscan ministry site to see if friar life is right for you, contact our vocation office to get started.