Franciscan friars with smart phones

The Friar App

The Friar app allows you to post your prayer intention so that Franciscan friars across the country and others can pray for your intention. You can also indicate that you are joining in the intentions of other people. The app also allows you to have a candle lit for your intention (or someone else’s intention) in an actual Franciscan church.

For over 800 years, Franciscan friars have been praying for the intentions of those who ask. This app allows us to continue doing that using today’s technology.

You can add your own prayer request, or review requests made by others. If you see a prayer request that you find moving, you can join in that prayer and even to pay a small fee to have a real candle lit in a Franciscan church for that intention.

And, now, Version 2.0

FRIAR App version 2.0 is now available with new features that expand the way we connect via the app.

Expanded Interconnectivity

In version 2.0 of the app, new features are designed to increase the ways that you can connect with others in this prayer community. You can now:

  • comment on prayer intentions,
  • view Facebook profiles to learn a little more about each other,
  • email other users,
  • see more easily anyone who has joined, commented on or lit a candle for your prayer, and
  • be notified when new items are published via the app.

(You, of course, have the ability to control how much or little of your information is shared.)

NEW! Find US

One of the most exciting new features of 2.0 is the Find US feature. Now, no matter where you are in the United States, opening the Find US feature will show you all of the Franciscan places near you. This will allow you to find Franciscan churches, retreat centers, houses of prayer and other ministries near you at any time.

Download the App Today

If you have not yet downloaded the Friar App, now is the time. The app is available in both the Apple App Store for iPhone and the Google Play Store for Android smart phones, and can be found by clicking or scanning the appropriate QR code below.

There is no cost to install the app or to submit or join in prayer requests. There is a small fee to cover the cost of lighting an actual candle.

Download it today!


iPhone QR Code


iPhone QR Code

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