The Team

The team is comprised of the group of friars, sisters and lay people who are permanent members of the community.

  • Sr. Mary Augustini, OSF
  • Sr. Leslie Birks, OSF
  • Ms. Kelly Canning
  • Br. Xavier De La Huerta, OFM
  • Br. Fred Dilger, OFM
  • Fr. Michael Duffy, OFM
  • Br. John F. Gill, OFM
  • Br. Jim McIntosh, OFM
  • Ms. Karen Pushaw
  • Mr. Timothy Quinn
  • Ms. Barbara Salapek

Franciscan Volunteer Ministry

Those who come to us from the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry are people who live a year of service in our community, working and praying with the team.

  • Ms. Marisabel Alonzo
  • Ms. Hanna Briggs
  • Mr. Jesse Nunez
  • Mr. Oscar Paz


To aid us in serving our guests, we have people that work in our ministries who are part of the extended community:

  • Ms. Marie Malone
  • Ms. Natalie Weaver


We have a strong support staff composed of people who volunteer regularly at the Inn. This include the “Breakfast Crews” who come in to serve the breakfast meal on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, people who volunteer every week (or even more frequently) at the main meal, and a regular group of volunteers who work with us at Marie’s Closet.

We also have people who join us for a month or more each year to help prepare and serve the meals.

Finally, we have youth, high school, college and adult groups who come for a weekend or for a full week and help us prepare and serve the meal (as well as volunteer at the Thea Bowman Women’s Center and at the thrift store).

Religious In Community

There are friars in-residence that are part of the friar community but who are not members of the team.

  • Fr. Bill DeBiase, OFM
  • Fr. Patrick Sieber, OFM

Recent Facebook Posts

This week we welcome a college group from St. Lawrence University located in Canton, NY.

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This weekend we are hosting a group from Siena College pre-med program.

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This week we welcome a group from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Timeline Photos

We want to thank the Pennies From Kevan Foundation for donating funds to us from the Homeless For Holidays 5k/Run/Walk which took place in December…

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Free breakfasts mean better academics at one Philly school

This week is National School Breakfast Week. The School Breakfast Program provides millions of children a nutritious morning meal each school..

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