Peace and Good
Who we are
A life as the resurrected
With our consecration we respond to the Love of God who has called us, incarnating it in our present day through the three pillars of the Fraternity’s charisma: prayer, welcoming and fraternal life.
Living together as a family in the Lord gives meaning to our lives, with prayer that urges us to give ourselves and be all His, and welcoming that opens us up to the world.
Family of Betania
A big spiritual family
Houses and missions
The Franciscan Fraternity of Bethany, born in 1982 in Terlizzi (BA), where the Mother House is located, has founded over the years eight other Houses in Italy and three in mission lands.
While having in common the style, the times of prayer and fraternal life proper to the Fraternity, each House fits in and adapts to the local context, with a further mission in the specific territory.
The operational heart
The solidarity activities and the charitable works of the Franciscan Fraternity of Bethany are supported by the Betania Foundation ONLUS, the operative heart of the charity that stems from our choice of life.
Nata per iniziativa del nostro fondatore, padre Pancrazio, Created through the initiative of our founder, Father Pancrazio, the Foundation works to support the different forms of poverty in the national and mission contexts where our Fraternities are present.. The main areas in which we operate are: education and training, charity and long-distance assistance, support to families and people in need.
To carry out these tasks, the Foundation collaborates with the religious of the Franciscan Fraternity of Bethany and with lay people who, inspired by the charism of the Institute, are active alongside the religious or in their own activities. In this sense, the Foundation is like a promoter of solidarity and an enabler of projects and, through the capital it raises, it finances and supports initiatives that comply with its statute.