St. Anthony’s also serves as a home base for the Franciscan Missionaries of the Renewal program. Men 21 years of age of older seeking on-going conversion by living the Holy Gospel through a life-changing time of prayer, service and intentional community are invited to live and work in the shelter for either a year (Mid-August thru End-of-May) or a summer (Mid-May thru End-of-August). No fundraising is required & no personal stipends are given. With direct work in one of the Friars’ main apostolates and the valuable formation of the Friars themselves, St. Anthony’s provides a unique long-term ministry experience, based on our three pillars of formation:


    • Liturgy of the Hours

    • Daily Mass and Eucharistic Holy Hour

    • Weekly Formation

    • Vocational Discernment

    • Spiritual Direction


    • Hands-On Shelter Work:

        • Food Preparation

        • Maintenance

        • Hospitality

    • Relational Ministry with Shelter Guests

    • Supplemental Pro-Life and Inner-City Youth Ministry


    • Live Franciscan Poverty

    • Free Room and Board

    • Bond on Fraternal Outings

    • Explore New York City


Email missionariesoftherenewal@gmail.com or call Fr. Giles, CFR at (718) 993-5161 for further information.