MFVA Locations

EWTN – Annunciation Friary – Located next to the Eternal Word Television Network in Irondale, Alabama the Annunciation Friary enjoys a primacy over all other friaries since it is there where Mother Angelica established the first foundation and beginnings of our Fraternity.  In order to promote and foster its vitality and to serve the apostolate of EWTN, the friars serve the network, its employees and the faithful.

Hanceville – Ephesus House – The friars who serve the spiritual and sacramental needs of the Poor Clare Nuns and faithful of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama reside in the Ephesus House.  This title reminds the friars of Jesus’ intimate entrustment of Mary his mother to the apostle John.  Offering Mass and Reconciliation, spiritual talks and devotions are regular works for the friars who reside there.

Emmitsburg – Regina Pacis – Nestled in the mountain woods near Emmitsburg, Maryland is the seminarian formation house.  A beautiful walk from Mount Saint Mary’s University and Seminary where they attend, the friars studying for the priesthood have a quiet and prayerful atmosphere to prepare for the work of evangelization.