How You Can Help


Friends of the Friars support the life and work of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in two ways:


(1) Participate in active works of mercy for the poor and needy

Many of the activities led and organized by the Friars need the help of volunteers. Your participation in the life and public ministry of the Friars is welcome. For information about current activities with the Friars, please review their web site:

San Juan Diego Friary


(2) Build and maintain the San Juan Diego Friary in Albuquerque

Friends of the Friars, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that owns and maintains the building that houses the San Juan Diego Friary in Albuquerque. This is our primary gift of love and service to the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Your financial contributions to this gift are critical for the work of the Friary to reach it's full capacity and for the Friars to have a place of prayer and permanent residence.


We are currently in the midst of a 3-phase renovation project to open the Friary. We have sufficient funds to pay for the first two phases, which will permit the kitchen, pantry and other areas of the Apostolate to open. But an additional $25,000 is needed to complete Phase 3, which is needed to allow the Friars to move into the residential half of the building. Your financial contributions are urgently needed to finish this work. Friends of the Friars is a 501(c)(3) corporation and your contributions are fully tax deductible. 100% of your contribution go directly to support the financial needs San Juan Diego Friary!

Financial contributions to the building project should be mailed to:

Friends of the Friars
267 Los Lentes Rd NE
Los Lunas, NM 87031


In addition to the immediate needs of the Friary building project, your long-term financial support is also needed to help cover the costs of operating the Friary. These costs include monthly utilities (electric, gas and water bills), insurance and routine maintenance. Regular monthly contributions to the Friends of the Friars helps pay these bills. If your employer offer payroll deductions toward an annual United Way campaign, you can request your monthly contributions be directed specifically to the work of the Friends of the Friars. Simply ask for your monthly contribution to be directed to the Agency Name of "Franciscan Friars of the Renewal San Juan Diego Friary" or use the "Agency Code: FFRSJD." Please contact a representative of the Friends of the Friars if you have any questions about United Way donations.