the mission  

“Communication is a means of expressing the missionary vocation of the entire Church; today the social networks are one way to experience this call to discover the beauty of faith, the beauty of encountering Christ.  In the area of communications too, we need a Church capable of bringing warmth and of stirring hearts.”

— Pope Francis, 48th World Communications Day

Renewal in Motion is an initiative of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal combining the best of creativity and charity to ensure that the infinite richness of the Gospel is proclaimed to all pilgrims traveling along the highways and byways of the digital continent.


The Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal was begun in 1987 by eight Capuchin friars desiring to work more definitively for personal and communal reform within the Catholic Church. The life and apostolate of the friars are rooted in the ideals and spirit of the Capuchin reform born in the early 16th century.

The primary mission of our community is a wholehearted embracing of Jesus Christ and our Holy Father St. Francis. Through our commitment to prayer and contemplation, the study of Sacred Scripture, and our fidelity to the Church and the Sacraments, our fraternal life, and our generous service to others, especially the poor, we receive nourishment necessary to live out our lives as sons of St. Francis in the Capuchin tradition.

As disciples of Jesus Christ, and as true sons of St. Francis, we strive both individually and communally to become authentic men of prayer.  Prayer is the very heart of our way of life. Through personal and liturgical prayer, recitation of the Divine Office, daily Eucharistic adoration, and the rosary recited in common, all of our offerings and work aim for an intimate union with God.

One of our apostolic missions is to serve the materially poor, most especially the destitute and homeless. By living in poor neighborhoods, running homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and youth programs, friars strive to fulfill the command of the Gospel and our Holy Father St. Francis to live among the poor, providing for their physical and spiritual needs.