Evangelization

The Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit are called by God to preach penance, serve in evangelical apostolates which seek to minister to and live among the poor, work in ecumenical outreaches, and evangelize with a special focus on praying with others for the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fostering a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The brothers should be open conduits of God’s love and grace. Rather than controlling others they should manifest the humble presence of God in the world. The brothers are encouraged to pray for, minister through, and teach the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
— Article 37 of FHS Statutes

They asked me to tell you what the Pope expects of you.

The first thing is conversion to the love of Jesus which changes our lives and makes each Christian a witness to God’s love. The Church expects this witness of Christian life from us, and the Holy Spirit helps us to live the Gospel fully and consistently for our own growth in holiness.

I expect you to share with everyone in the Church the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit (a phrase we find in the Acts of the Apostles).

I expect you to evangelize with the word of God, which proclaims that Jesus lives and that he loves all men and women.