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Last modified: July 17, 2012, 9:59 PM
The Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra consist of board members, volunteers, paid staff, and members of the live-in community, called Companions of the Way. Companions are a group of people committed to an honest attempt to "imagine paradise, practice beauty." We live in quest of not just a means, but an end in itself: to live lives of "holy daring," loving with grace, gentleness, enthusiasm, kindness, and joy. We intend to live daily with extraordinary expressions of love.
The Companions are committed to personal and community growth with passionate commitment to spiritual living, one another, and to the world through a sincere practice of meditation and the "Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings," adapted from Thich Nhat Hanh.
The Companions are an interfaith group of individuals and families who live in community and actively volunteer for projects of the Franciscan Workers: Dorothy's Hospitality Center and Kitchen, the Youth Alive! Program, House of Peace Community, a micro-enterprise center called Soledad street marketplace, a food pantry at Clare's Corner, Women Alive!, a women's emergency shelter, and more.