Our Daily Life:


Bro. Manny, Deacon of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Our Purpose: The purpose of the Institute, which is dedicated to the Apostolate, is for it's members to strive for personal holiness while giving all honor and glory to God in service to the sick poor and marginalized.  Hope is the friars Charism, hence they are to live so as to be "Ever ready to tell them the reason for our hope" .

"The friars are to participate in the liturgical life of the parishes in which they reside, especially in the daily celebration of the Eucharist.  As a Community, they intentionally gather every Sunday at Our Lady of the Angeles Cathedral, their home parish, for the celebration of the Eucharist. Every Wednesday evening the friars gather for a Holy Hour of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament praying for the sick poor they minister among, for vocations to the Consecrated Life and for the needs of the Church of Los Angeles." FSP Statute # 18

Br. Cesar John Paul, Post Traumatic Stress Chaplain ministering at St. Francis Medical Center.
Our View of the World: The Friars of the Sick Poor are committed to seeing the world through the eyes of the sick-poor and the marginalized.

We strive to respond to the most urgent and timely needs, using all means possible to care for the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of God's people.

Br. Richard, Dir. Spiritual Care & Ethics St. Francis Med. Ctr.
Fr. John Mary - Priest Chaplain at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Founder of The Spiritual Care Guild of Children's Hospital, Los Angeles.
Many Opportunities:

The friars are always mindful that the Church provides them opportunities to assist the sick-poor they minister among, to gather in communal prayer, praying for the needs of the whole Church.  Although the primary apostolate of the Institute is related to the health care ministry such as Medicine, Bioethics, Nursing, Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy, and Administration. Other areas of pastoral ministry that may arise are embraced wherever the friars "hear the cry of the poor" and when the particular ministry fulfills the charism and mission of the Institute and the local Church.

The friars also promote the Gospel Values of respect and dignity of all persons, assisting and guiding individuals in developing their relationships with God through their commitment to availability and spiritual direction among the sick-poor and marginalized.  Our fsp charism of hope is inventive to infinity and our ministries are as diverse as are the members of the Institute, i.e.,  Nursing, Medicine, Medical-Bioethics, Education, Administration, The Diaconate, Chaplaincy, Parish Ministry and Formation.

Wherever There Is A Need:  Wherever and whenever the pastoral need arises, the friars are open to other missions, which are in need of the apostolate and charism of the Institute. Besides ministering in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, we currently have friars furthering our Charism in the Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska and in the Diocese of Orange, CA. We are contemporary mendicants, being self-employed, working and living among the sick poor and marginalized we serve. The friars gather every Sunday at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral for our Community Mass, as well as every Wednesday for Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament, praying for vocations, the prayer intentions we receive and for the needs of those we minister among. The friars also gather in
the Spring for our Annual FSP Community Retreat and in the Fall for our Annual FSP Chapter. 

Bro. Kevin Dismas brings "hope" to the patients as a Chaplain at St. Camillus - County USC Medical Center
Bro. Adam Benedict - Director of Mission Intrgration - Chaminade High & Middle School