Have a vehicle or two sitting around taking up precious space in your yard? We have partnered with "CARS" (Charitable Adult Rides & Services - a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit) who will help you EASILY donate your unwanted vehicles (working or not), and the Order of Franciscan Hermits will receive 70% of the revenue from the sale of the vehicle(s)... CARS handles EVERYTHING. You, the donor, get your car picked-up/towed for free and a tax receipt.
All vehicles are considered! CARS strives to accept all types of donated vehicles (running or not) including cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, campers, off-road vehicles, planes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, and most other motorized vehicles. To find out if we can accept your vehicle, please go to: https://careasy.org/nonprofit/order-of-franciscan-hermits or call 855-500-7433 for more information.
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Fr. Enda Heffernan, OFM Cap. was Br. Paul's Novice Master when he was with the Capuchin Franciscans, who was the initial inspiration for the Founding of the Order of Franciscan Hermits. Fr. Enda's main Spiritual Message to his Novices was to, "Go to the Silence... Go to the Silence."
Fr. Enda was born on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day), 1932 in Turner's Cross, Cork City, Ireland and dreamed of being sent to the Missions in Africa as he was studying for the priesthood. He was ordained a priest on May 30, 1957 and was told, "You're going to the Missions" so he asked, "Where am I going?" and they said, "to Pasadena"... "What part of Africa is that in?"... "It's not... it's in California!" Fr. Enda was a Capuchin Franciscan friar for 52 years and died at the age of 69, but never had the chance to Serve as a Missionary in Africa.
Upon the invitation of Archbishop Anyolo, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi, Br. Paul travelled to Kenya in June 2022, as Archbishop Anyolo wanted to "meet the founder" of our OFH Community. Br. Paul also met with Bishop Muthaka of the Diocese of Garissa, Bishop Rotich of the Diocese of Kericho and Bishop Kimengich of the Diocese of Eldoret, as well as Fr. Arnold Shimira, OFM Cap. - the Capuchin Custos of Kenya. Br. Paul told the story of Fr. Enda wanting to be a Missionary in Africa and that he was there in his Honor. Each of them promised to pray for our Community and welcomed us to promote our Mission and found a Hermitage in Kenya.
To carry on the Missionary work that Fr. Enda yearned to do in Africa, Br. Paul has established the Fr. Enda Heffernan, OFM Cap. Memorial Fund for African Missions. Donations to this Memorial Fund will be allocated specifically to support key missionary projects in Africa.
If you would like to make a donation in Honor of Fr. Enda, please CLICK HERE to make an online donation, or send your check to:
Order of Franciscan Hermits
310 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92078
Order of Franciscan Hermits (OFH) - 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Religious Charitable Organization Recognized by USA Federal Government
The Order of Franciscan Hermits (OFH) is a federally recognized 510(c)(3) Nonprofit Religious Charitable Organization (designation letter) that was originally founded in 2015 and has grown to be in over 90 countries worldwide, working towards promoting WORLD PEACE. We have a number of Ministries we need help funding, including our OFH Missions; Clean Water, Food Stability and Solar Projects, as well as Educational Scholarships for Children working with our Members in Africa. Click Here to Support the OFH - Thank You.