St. Francis insisted that all the friars work and support themselves by their own work, but should that prove inadequate they should then "seek alms with confidence ... because, for our sakes, our Lord made Himself poor in this world." Not all of the work that the friars do receives an income. We are therefore very grateful for any donations that can go towards the life and works of the friars. Please fill in the Secure Credit Card donation form below. Thank you.