Peace and Good

Who we are


She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. (LK 10,38-42)


As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.(LK 10,38-42)

Fraternal life

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity (Psalm 133)

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

Youth of Betania

Young and very young people on the path to holiness, accompanied by the Fraternity.


Young adults who wish to live their vocation as committed Christians in the world.


Deep witnesses of the charisma of the Franciscan Fraternity of Bethany.

Ancilla Domini Groups

Prayer groups proclaiming resurrection and salvation.

Family Groups

Living the Franciscan Fraternity of Bethany in the domestic church.

Friends and volunteer co-workers

They collaborate with their service to support the Fraternity’s initiatives.

A big spiritual family

“Consecrated people and lay people form a single spiritual family, all striving to cultivate unity of spirit, dialogue and fraternal collaboration for mutual enrichment and a more significant apostolic fruitfulness, always intent on walking towards perfection.”

from the Family Statute

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.

Solidarity activities

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.

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