The Franciscan Missionaries of Jesus Crucified (FMJC) are separate communities of consecrated lay women and men, many with disabilities, living in the world as a secular institute. 

  There are three characteristics of secular institutes:
      Consecration to God through the evangelical counsels renders individuals part of a stable community and provides mutual support for spiritual growth and service.
      This consecrated secularity commits one to personal growth in holiness and dedicated service in one's immediate environment.
      Through each one's individual apostolate, the Church's mission of evangelization is effectively promoted.

   The Franciscan Missionaries of Jesus Crucified was founded in 1987 with ecclesiastical permission and aspires to be approved as a secular institute of pontifical rite by the Sacred Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

   We were established to provide an opportunity for persons with disabilities to live a life of total consecration in the pursuit of holiness, and the apostolate of service to the Church and to those who suffer in any way.

  Missionaries vow to live the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty, and obedience with the promise of the apostolate, according to the spirit of St. Francis, in a completely secular condition of life, in order to effect a Gospel leaven in the world.
   Anyone can be called by God to a life of the evangelical counsels and of total dedication to Him.  The Franciscan Missionaries of Jesus Crucified is a unique opportunity for persons with disabilities to respond to such a vocation.

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