Missionary Union





Franciscan Missionary Union, 

8 Merchants’ Quay, 

Dublin 8.

PH: 01.6777651 FAX: 01.6777293

Email: helen.doran@franciscans.ie


Director of the Franciscan Missionary Union, Ireland:

Br. Stephen O’Kane, OFM



albert patience 2010


Purpose of FMU:

The task of evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church.  It is a task and mission which the vast and profound changes of present-day society make all the more urgent.  Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity.  She exists in order to evangelize.

Church commits itself to this fundamental mission given to it by the Lord as he ascended into heaven.  At the heart of the Franciscan movement is this same call to evangelize.  The Order of Friars Minor offers itself to the Church as a catalyst to heighten the evangelization that we care called to do.  We place ourselves at the service of the Gospel and our brothers and sisters and continue to search for and implement new ways of evangelizing in the present age with eyes set to the future and the challenges and blessings it will bring.

The Franciscan Missionary Uion seeks to create an awareness and sense of responsibility for missionary evangelization among the Friars Minor, the faithful and all people of good will; to promote a spirituality and activity fostering missionary evangelization.

All who help our missionary work are included in special prayers and Masses each day.



Opening Hours: 9.30am to 4.30pm (Monday to Friday)

To aid and support our Irish Franciscan missionaries working in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Central America we supply the following:



Yearly Enrolment Card:  €3.00

(Selection includes: Sympathy, Get Well, Christmas, Easter, Spiritual, Thank you cards) Special Mass said daily to remember our members.

Perpetual Enrolment:  €10.00 (Individual or a Couple)

€30.00 (Family – covers both Living Deceased members)           
Individual Masses:  offering of €10.00



Published bi-Monthly (6 issues per year)

Cost: €2.00 per copy

Yearly subscription by post: Ireland   €15.00

                                               Britain       £15.00

                                               Overseas   €18.00

Promoters who receive more than 2 copies are not charged postage (i.e. it promoter receives 6 copies, they sell same for €1 each)

Enquires to FMU Office from 9.30am to 5.00pm. (PH: 01.6777651)

Email: helen.doran@franciscans.ie

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