We are an Acts 9 community who strives for radical unity and inclusion. Jesus models it for us in the Gospel according to St. Mark (Ch. 5) in which Jesus encounters a man with an unclean spirit. The man says, "My name is Legion; for we are many." When Jesus encounters people tormented by Evil, the individual speaks of themself in the plural like, "What have you to do with us? Have you come to destroy us?" In Acts 9:4, when Jesus encouters Saul on the road to Damascus - a journey in which Saul intends to persecute groups of Christians - Jesus says, "Why are you persecuting me?" Evil, therefore, is a force that shatters the individual while Jesus unites the many into One Body.
The Companions of Francis is a progressive Christian community expressed through the Anglican and Franciscan traditions. Our friars work with those who are on the margins of society in order to help them live safe, fulfilling, healthy, and free lives. In response to Jesus' ministry, we work to reconcile and bring people back into relationship with God. We offer traditional Rites and Sacraments, however, we are not exclusive. We won't turn you away or withhold the Sacraments from anyone.