In 2001, as a response to Fr. Conrad and Fr. Benedict’s requests, the Friars Suppliers began supporting projects in Haiti. In 2003, the outreach became direct with the repairs of a school that was in ruins as well as providing for the nourishment of the students. Our group efforts led to an ongoing connection with the native Haitian Community of the Little Brothers of St Therese in 2009, that serves as a permanent base and connection to the local people. Each year the Friar Suppliers have expanded their projects through mission trips, which now include a growing number of lay people, CFR friars, and sisters who serve week-long missions twice a year. We have impressively included other native Haitian workers (cooks, translators, security agents, and police officers) in the projects of the Friar Suppliers, giving Haitians the opportunity to earn wages and attain help with stable housing, and supporting their God-given dignity by helping them to help themselves and support their families.
Each January FRIAR SUPPLIERS leads a mission trip to Rivere Friode, Haiti. This trip is focused on creating, building and improving the living conditions of those in desperate need, while doing some new and reoccurring evangelization programs. The week is always packed with hard work but also life-changing experiences for all of those who answer the call to come on this mission.