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Poor Brothers of Saint Francis students with Friar Jos Maria Guerrero


Will you join us in doing the Impossible? We are reaching out to our friends to join us in coming together under the name Suddenly...the Impossible. The name is taken from a quote by St. Francis of Assisi, which says, Start by doing whats necessary; then do whats possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. We believe that God created us all with true, pure Love for each other and we believe that, by sharing the needs of others and providing an opportunity to be charitable, many will respond very generously. What is possible for you? We all experience life-changing events thatkindle in us strong emotions...achieving a personal goal, the birth of a baby, hearing the call of God.... Please join us in receiving the great joy of bringing hope of what is possible when we come together in prayer and giving to witness victory over the tyranny of the Impossible! In how many ways can you join us in doing...

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Fray Jos Mara Guerrero, born in the city of Higuey, Dominican Republic, on December 18, 1960. It is the eleventh in a family of fourteen children. His father, Ramon Avila, died when he was very young. His mother, Michelle Guerrero, who was very religious and devout, was a Franciscan tertiary and instilled in her son the spirituality of the poor from Saint Francis of Assisi. He had to clean tripe in a slaughterhouse to help pay for the studies of he and his siblings and to help his widowed mother in supporting the family. Even through this time, he always remained very dedicated to his studies. At the age of 14 he felt called to be a priest. Later, he entered the Capuchin Franciscan seminary on September 5, 1977. On August 15, 1984 he took his nal vows in the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin and on June 21, 1986 he was ordained a priest by Cardinal Octavio Beras. In 1988 Father Jos was sent to Rome where he studied for a degree in dogmatic theology at Gregorian University. Driven by an inner calling, Friar Jos left the Capuchin Order and the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo, to start a new charitable project called The Poor Brothers of St. Francis. This became a reality on September 5, 2004. Today, Friar Jos lives with a group of young students preparing for religious life, that belong to this new charitable project in a slum of the impoverished neighborhood of El Caliche, Villa Duarte in the east of Santo Domingo. Their purpose is to bring Christ to the heart of every household, to have peace and human dignity restored to the children of God. This is achieved through evangelization, promotion of education, study and honest work and especially with Perpetual Adoration. There is a chapel in the heart of the city where Jesus is worshiped 24 hours a day. It is the most beautiful thing there is in this neighborhood of the forgotten and marginalized, but loved by Christ where He decided to settle and live among his people. THE POOR.

The land has already been donated and cleaned since this picture (in the background are typical houses of the families you and I will be helping)

A younger Friar Jos with Blessed Pope John Paul II

Fray Jos also oversees three female charitable projects: The Poor Sisters of St. Francis and St. Clare, who have a contemplative orientation, The Poor Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Sacrament, who maintain an active lifestyle engaged with those around them, and The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This last project is comprised of widowed, divorced or single women looking for community living in holiness by living the charism of St. Francis.

Currently there is no building that can satisfy this need, however, land has been donated and cleaned. To nance and construct a building like this, in this area, for these people would be "impossible"


Be part of making possible the "impossible"! We believe that all things are possible with God. We also believe that God works through people, especially those who allow Him to. "... They also asked," Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you? The King will reply, 'Truly I say: if they did with some of these, you did not do for me "(Mt 25, 44-45).

Fray Jos has asked for our help. The Contemplative Nuns can not afford to build their monastery and the neighborhood of Caliche, Villa Duarte desperately needs the building of a structure to house a dining room to feed about 500 children, a living space for specialized tasks (with everything needed to provide quality education for children) and a multipurpose room for adult education.

Could you be one of our volunteers? We need help to spread these projects through the media and Internet.

Can you or your company offer any service, other resource, or equipment?

Are you tithing 5% to your Church and looking for a good cause for the other 5%? Do you or your business make charitable donations or would you like to start?

The above photo was taken during a concert of adoration at Casa San Pablo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Showers of blessings sprang from the Monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament

In how many ways can you join us in doing... THE IMPOSSIBLE ?