Friars of the Sick Poor of Los Angeles

Our mission is to give ourselves to God in the service of the sick-poor and marginalized, whom we receive in God’s name. Christ and the Gospel are the Rule and way of life for the friars.

The sick-poor and marginalized mirror to the friars the image of Christ.

Likewise, the friars are to mirror those whom they minister to the compassionate face of Jesus the Christ, as found in the Gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John

Our Charism is to assist the sick-poor and marginalized to find meaning in their suffering and sickness as being redemptive, inviting them to a fuller life within the church, a life that life is filled with hope.


Friars of the Sick Poor of Los Angeles

The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little while.
Formation Program

Explore Your Calling

We are in search of men who possess the desire to serve those that are in the greatest need ... the sick poor and marginalized. We seek men who have a Christ-centered spirit within themselves and wish to express their Catholic faith in contemporary and various ways.

We seek dedicated men who will give of themselves entirely in love through service as a Friar of the Sick Poor, remaining always faithful to a lifelong Gospel-centered religious commitment. Men of all ages who want to consider themselves as ..."Sons of Mary — Our Lady of Guadalupe."


The Community is under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe, finding confidence in the same words that she spoke to St. Juan Diego: "Am I not here who am your mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Are you not in the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else that you need?"

The friars, out of devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe,
gather annually to renew their vows every year on the vigil of her feast day, Dec. 12.