As we prepare ourselves for the coming of Easter, I would ask you to take a moment to consider the true meaning of Lent. Many people observe Lent as a period of sacrifices, often fasting, "giving up" habits and focusing on personal challenges. But does this truly capture the spirit of Lent? Instead, think of [...]
Many nights, the homeless who we know from the breadline sleep on the steps and sidewalks of the church and Friary. On cold nights, small cardboard boxes with just enough room for a single person's body line the sidewalks as makeshift bedrooms. I don’t know how they do it, but I’m told that newspaper makes [...]
We would like to share with you an interview between Fr Paul and a guest from the St Francis Breadline. Please share this video to raise awareness of #homeslessness and #hunger in NYC. Make a difference today by visiting: http://fal.cn/KMoV.#NYC #Franciscan #StFrancisBreadline #endhunger #endhomelessness #ashwednesday #lent #povertyPosted by St Francis Breadline on Wednesday, February 10, [...]
Click here to view Newsletter We want to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year. Thank you for your support of our ministries at St. Francis Bread for the Poor by helping us make a difference in the lives of so many in need. As always, we are grateful for your support, generosity [...]
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Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. Oil on canvas by Fr. Paul Lostritto.
Our prayers are with our Nepalese brothers and sisters suffering from last weeks devastating earthquake. Franciscan Bread for the Poor has no direct way of responding to the immediate needs of the people in Nepal, but Catholic Relief Services is able to do so. Below is a link that we have set up if you [...]
Dear Friends, I’m sure you have heard the phrase from the song: Though April showers may come your way, They bring the flowers that bloom in May......... And I’m also sure you may have experienced your Mother, Father, or someone close to you say: “Come in out of the rain, you’ll get wet and [...]
The Delivery Volunteers, including Fr. Paul, ready to delivery groceries.