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Welcome to Little Portion Friary
Little Portion Friary is part of the Episcopal Society of St. Francis – a Franciscan community within the worldwide Anglican Communion. We’re the local friars on the North Shore of Long Island who bake bread!
What is a Friary?
It’s a residence for friars, Franciscan Brothers, who pray, live simply alongside our neighbors, study, and work with others for peace and justice. Gracious hospitality is a hallmark of Franciscan life. Join us!
Open to All
In the spirit of St. Francis, the poor man from Assisi, our Franciscan community at Little Portion Friary welcomes you to our home and invites you to join us and celebrate life, a spiritual journey.
Support for Your Journey
We support your journey by offering our home as a place for prayer, reflection, retreats, meetings of all kinds, weddings, spiritual growth, engagement and rest. We hope that you’ll find Little Portion a place where you can be yourself. We’re committed to supporting you in finding your way to a joyous spirituality.
Guests and visitors are invited and encouraged to visit for the day or stay overnight. While here, you can participate in our prayer services (four times daily) and Eucharist; visit our bakery (freshly baked bread, every Friday), gift shop, walk our labyrinth and woods (63 acres of walking trails) — all are attractions for visitors from around the world. You may also sit and talk with one of our Brothers; share a meal; or, come for one of our many events or retreats!
Quotes of the Day
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.St. Francis
May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.
May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.The Four-Fold Franciscan Blessing
I used to work with my hands, as I still want to, and I want all the other brothers to work at a task which is honest and becoming to our manner of life.
Those who do not know how to work should learn, not because they are eager for the pay due their labor, but for example’s sake and to banish idleness.
And when we receive no pay for our work, let us have recourse to the table of the Lord, begging alms from door to door.St. Francis
I am Peace
surrounded by Peace
secure in Peace.
Peace protects me
Peace supports me
Peace is in me
Peace is mine – All is well.
Peace to all beings
Peace from all beings
I am steeped in Peace
Absorbed in Peace
In the streets, at our work,
having peaceful thoughts,
Peaceful words, peaceful acts.A Buddhist Meditation
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.Attributed to St. Francis
Once a young woman asked Hafiz, “What is the sign of someone knowing God?”
Hafiz remained silent for a few moments and looked deep into the young person’s eyes, then said, “Dear, they have dropped the knife. They have dropped the cruel knife most so often use upon their tender self and others.”Hafiz