Franciscan Environmental Stewardship


One of the four Rain Gardens on the Ellicott City – MD property featured in the AP video

The Our Lady of the Angels Province Friars living at St. Joseph Cupertino Friary and serving the pilgrims of the Shrine of St. Anthony (Ellicott City – MD) are a strong example of Franciscans living in communities focused on environmental stewardship. Our friars are showcased by the Associated Press in their new video, “Monasteries Take Pope’s Green Message to Heart.” Our Franciscan Friars Conventual in Ellicott City, as well as The Holy Land Franciscans who live and serve the pilgrims of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America (Washington, D.C), were chosen by AP to share the very tangible ways they live the precepts of Pope Francis’ recent message on the environment.