We are the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word. Our mission is to preach & teach the Catholic Faith via the Mass Media. are a Catholic, Religious Community of Priests and Brothers founded in 1987 by Mother M. Angelica, Foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). We seek to live an authentic renewal of life in the Franciscan tradition. Our mission is to preach and teach the Roman Catholic faith through modern means of communication, and by spiritual retreats.