Rev. Alberic SmithPastor to the Poor Claires Father Alby usually says the Mass for the Poor Claire Monastary. He is really into science and you can expect that his Homilies will incorporate something to do with the wonders of Science.

Our vow of poverty calls us, in an age of unbridled materialism and consumerism, to focus on putting not things, but people and the needs of others, especially the poor, before all else as we go on through ourconsecrated life. The vow of poverty impacts not only those material things we may use in our lives but also any attachment that might result from such use, all for the sake of the kingdom.

All the baptized are called to the virtue of chastity, that is, an appropriate expression of our gift of sexuality according to our state in life: whether married, single, or religious life and Holy Orders. Our vow of consecrated chastity as Franciscan Friars directs our energy and focus on the Lord and the people of God we are called to serve. Rather than forming exclusive relationships in our consecrated life we open ourselves to be instruments of God’s love to all.

Our vow of obedience is rooted in our desire and call to do not our will, but God’s will. Whether a Franciscan priest or brother, we place our lives at the service of something greater than ourselves in dedicating ourconsecrated life to proclamation of the Good News of Jesus. In living out our vow of obedience we humbly assent to the fact that no one person has all the answers, and we listen to the collective wisdom of others and our conscience, in discerning God’s will for us.

The Vows of Our Pastors

Shine in the love of God's grace, every day.

At St. Francis of Assisi Church, Spokane, it's our mission to help you explore your relationship with God and improve those meaningful relationships in your family life. Join us each Sunday and experience the warmth of faith and the strength of our community.

Who are Our Pastors?

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Spokane

Rev. Michael Blackburn
Father Mike was noted in the Spokesman Review for giving his Kidney to a stranger, just because he felt he was called to do it by God.  He is also a very funny and love-able guy. His homilies usually get to  he heart of the readings and finds a way to make you smile..

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