Celebrating 125 Years of Service

Join us in celebrating 125 years of serving God and His people.

From our humble beginnings in 1898 to now, the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement have been blessed to help foster unity between Christians, heal the brokenhearted and promote peace and harmony among all people, with the goal of ushering in that full At-One-Ment desired by Jesus.

Minister General, Rev. Brian F. Terry, SA, was interviewed for the November/December 2023 issue of Ecumenical Trends, where he reflected on the 125th Anniversary. He discussed the past, present and future of the Atonement Friars with Dr. Aaron Hollander, Editor of Ecumenical Trends. You can read the full interview by clicking the button below.


Our story starts not with a Catholic, but an Episcopalian priest and sister —  Servant of God Father Paul Wattson, SA, and Mother Lurana White, SA. Together, they founded The Society of the Atonement on Dec. 15, 1898. Little could they have imagined what amazing graces God had in store for them!


Below please enjoy some special photographs that captured our Anniversary Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Friday, December 15. To watch the full service, you can visit our Facebook page below.

Celebratory events will be taking place around the world throughout 2024.

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We hope you’ll continue to join us in prayer and support our pastoral, social, ecumenical and community-sharing ministries. Let’s celebrate a legacy of making a difference in the lives of countless individuals. Together, we can bring Hope, Healing and Harmony through our global ministries that serve the poor and marginalized and promote unity and belonging among all people. In partnership with special friends like you, the Friars keep the flame of our mission of At-One-Ment alive.