The Province of Our Lady of Consolation sent the first Conventual Franciscan missionaries from the US to Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia) in 1947. Br. Tony Droll is the last Friar from OLC Province in Zambia. He continues to work with the Zambian Conventual Franciscan Province of the Protomartyrs. To learn about the work and needs in Zambia please scroll down the page.
Please be a partner with Br. Tony in this important work. You can support these life-changing ministries with your prayers and, if possible, your donations.
Thank you for helping us spread the Good News as we follow in the footsteps of St. Francis.
Saint Francis School Zambia - Building Hope through Education
dedicated to helping the poor children of Zambia
Thousands of Zambian children are orphaned and vulnerable, often due to the deaths of their parents from AIDS. Families or relatives normally take these children into their homes, but most of them can barely feed and house even their own children. The orphans have a deep desire to learn, but usually no opportunity to enter the government or private schools because they lack the money for fees, uniforms, or even shoes. Our goal is to help these disadvantaged children of all faiths and traditions, and bring hope to their lives through education and Christian values.
Let us remember that the object of eduction is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. "For he who opens a school door, closes a prison!"
In May of 2015 the Conventual Franciscan Province of the Proto-Martyrs dedicated a new 38-room Novitiate. Shortly after the dedication, the 22 private rooms began to fill quickly with Zambian Franciscan novices. Also, in July of last year five friars made their Solemn Vows as Conventual Franciscans. Your support helps with education and formation of these young men so that they will serve others as priests, teachers, in other service areas, and in the work of Mission Press, founded under the inspiration of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support. I pray for you, your families, and offer special prayers that our Province continues to grow for years to come.
Sincerely in St. Anthony and St. Francis,
Bro. Tony Droll, OFM Conv.