Young Adults

We are a Fraternity of young adults journeying into God in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare.

Zoom + Hybrid physical sessions

Every Monday 8pm

About Us

Franciscan Young Adults (FYA) was born out of the inaugural “Sequela Christi – 2019” pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Rome and Assisi. This pilgrimage was catered for young adults in December of 2019, just prior to the outbreak of the global pandemic.

Following the pilgrimage, this group of young adult Catholics continued to journey with the Franciscan friars through Scriptures (weekly lectio divina), monthly book club on Franciscan Spirituality and the periodic zoom meetings with the global Franciscan family of friars, cloistered Poor Clare nuns, Franciscan YouTube personalities, friars working in the area of the United Nations Human Rights Commission and missionaries in Latin America. This provided a universal appreciation of the Franciscan charism at work in different cultures and countries.

Come and find out more. We meet every monday, 8pm, what better way to start off your week! Also, do check out our social media channels below.

Our Welcome Message

Dear friends,

Greetings of Peace and all Good!

The Franciscan Young Adults (18 – 35 yrs) is a fraternity of young women and men who find inspiration in the spirituality of St Francis and St Clare of Assisi.

These two saints and the 800 year history and patrimony arising from them remain the inspiration for our group.

Franciscan Spirituality has contributed much to the development of the Christian faith and remains a force for spiritual energy in today’s world.

Pope Francis, as what we call the “Francis moment” takes his inspiration from the Poverello from Assisi to lead the Church and the world towards a keen sense of awareness of our common home (Laudato Si) and our intimate connectedness to one another (Fratelli Tutti).

We welcome young adults who wish to journey on this common path of Franciscan spirituality.

Welcome once again and wishing you peace and all good!

Fraternally yours,

Friar John-Paul Tan, OFM, JCL

Spiritual Assistant to FYA

Our Sessions

Jesus said, `Come and see.’ They went and saw the place where Jesus was staying. The time was about four o’clock in the afternoon. They stayed with Jesus the rest of the day. – John 1: 39

FYA invites you to come for our sessions and see for yourself.

Our Monday Sessions

Hybrid Sessions: Zoom + physical

  • We meet on Zoom every monday 8pm (UTC +8) We are, therefore, no longer constrained by distance, location, and country.
  • Reflect and ponder on the words, phrases, or thoughts that resonate with you from the Readings and carry those thoughts with you for Monday’s session.
  • Occassionally, groups will meet for the monday session in church or at a member’s home while zooming in as a group.

Our Monthly Bookclub

Hybrid Sessions: Zoom + physical

  • Every first monday of the month, Frair Derrick Yap and our formation team will bring us through a chapter of a book inspired by Franciscan Spirituality. 
  • For 2022, our new book club is on Franciscan Prayer by Sr Ilia Delio, OSF. We will be covering 1 chapter of the book every month.
  • We are able to meet physically at Level 3, Cana, Catholic Centre (55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954). Alternatively, for those who cannot join us physically, come join us live on Zoom. 


Hybrid Sessions: Zoom + physical

  • FYA regularly invites speakers from the International Franciscan Fraternity to share with us their Franciscan Journey and the Franciscan Spirituality which has inspired their work.
  • Our past events include international speakers such as Fra. Markus Heinze, Mr. Budi Tjahjono, Fra. Murray Bodo, Fra. Casey Cole, Fra. John Quigley, Sr. Colette & Faustina, Fra. Gearoid Francisco.
  • Other events includes fraternity fellowship, we will be hosting our first Festival of Praise, to be held in Church of St Mary of the Angels, a praise and worship session on 8th Oct 2022. Come and see!

Our Franly Committees

“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received – only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.” – St Francis of Assisi

Core Team

 Fra Derrick

Fra John-Paul












Fra Derrick

Fra Sylvester




















Our Franly Facils will lead their respective group for sharing during the breakout session.

Mission, Fellowship and Retreats

Besides our monday sessions, FYA provides a framework for our groups to mature as a fraternity centered upon Christ, through the Franciscan Spirituality.

We engage in mission work, sharing of our lives through fellowship, and contemplation and reflection of life through an annual group retreat at San Damiano Spirituality Centre.



7 groups in FYA


1 group in FF (Franciscan Families)

Monday Lectio Divina

Book club






Fraternitas – FYA hosts an annual pilgrimage over Christmas in December. Our pilgrimage is led by Friar Derrick and Friar John Paul. Come and enter into a personal journey of self discovery, awakening and deepening. Walk in the footsteps of St Francis and welcome the child Jesus into our hearts as we visit these Holy sites. The pilgrimage destinations are rotated between Holy Land and Franciscan Italy. (Do you know? Franciscans are given guardianship of the most precious sites of the Christian faith in the Holy Land. There is also a post held by a Friar as the Holy Land Vice Commissariat in Singapore)



of Sequela Christi Pilgrimage

Over 125

Young adults

have been on this journey