Franciscan Workers Community -
We are seeking new members who want to participate in and co-facilitate the rebirth of our Community.

We are looking for people who have a deep and abiding interest in spirituality and mindfulness, who are committed to practicing compassion and working for social justice in their daily lives. Companions commit to community connection, to working through conflicts, and to supporting our group practices. We make decisions through consensus, which requires full participation by all our members.

There are spaces available for up to 17 Companions to live in Community at the Mercy Center and at the House of Peace. 


Although the organization we serve and our community have changed significantly since our inception, we are grateful to the founder and his vision for serving the poor of Salinas in the tradition of Dorothy Day and St. Francis.

Robert Smith began a Catholic Worker group in the 1980's which evolved into the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra. He was known for his great love which spread throughout the Salinas Valley. He and his family are no longer here, but you can read his writing at
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