35 years old truck driver Marian
       
     
 The St. Franciscans Friars and their followers kneeling down to the cross in West Harlem before crossing over to the Bronx.
       
     
 The St.Franciscans Friars and their followers marching from West Harlem to their local church of St. Adalbert in the Bronx.
       
     
 As it is too heavy to carry all the way, the cross is being passed among the St.Franciscans Friars and their followers. A significance for the Friars in remembering Jesus's suffering and a statement that we shall all help and support each-other.
       
     
 Crossing over to the Bronx from West Harlem carrying the heavy on the 145th St Bridge.
       
     
 156th street west of Elton Avenue is where the 50 minute pilgrimage ends. A gathering is made at the entrance of the former Roman Catholic parish church of St.Adalbert.  A speech concerning the significance of Easter is made by Father Joseph, followed by a collective prayer and an two hour afternoon mass.
       
     
  Inside the St.Adalbert church in the Bronx, Catholic Nuns praying. Next to them, two children from the community. The church provides shelters for the homeless and support for poor families .    
       
     
 The Franciscan Friars hosts over 60 homeless men in their shelter next door who are in critical need of assistance, due to substance abuse, financial instability, criminal or other social issues. Inside the dining room shelter. A religious speech is made by father Louis before dinner is served.
       
     
 Sonia and Marian serving dinner after cooking  all day for the homeless men. The couple volunteers weekly to help the St.Franciscan church and the poor community of the Bronx.
       
     
 24 years old Amauri living in the shelter next door to the church.   "I used to be a waiter in Time Square but I lost my job due to cuts, I could not afford my rent anymore so I got kicked out and became homeless. I am staying here for now while hoping to get back on my feet. I was recently offered to rent a small space for cheap. I love anime and got a opportunity to sell those products, now I am hoping to built my own e-shop here in the Bronx.” 
       
     
 An evening Ceremony held by the St.Franciscans in the backyard of St.Adalbert church following good Friday, going on easter Sunday. The religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary and his resurrection from the dead. 
       
     
 An evening Ceremony held by the St.Franciscans in the backyard of St.Adalbert church following good Friday, going on easter Sunday. The religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary and his resurrection from the dead. 
       
     
 Inside the St.Adalbert church during the Saturday evening mass shortly after the ceremony outside. A mass that will end the two days  in remembering the crucifixion of Jesus, leading to his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
       
     
35 years old truck driver Marian
       
     
35 years old truck driver Marian

 "My wife and I cook every Saturday for the homeless shelter. I owe that to god as he saved us. Sonia and I used to be homeless for many years living in our car, we had nothing and the longer we stayed in the street, the harder it was to get back into society. One day, I was totally broken down and begged to god on my knees for help. An external voice came into my head, telling me to go get help at the hospital, I listened to it and it guiding me all the way there. Ever since our lives have turned around and now we dedicate our time to god thanking him by helping others.” 

 The St. Franciscans Friars and their followers kneeling down to the cross in West Harlem before crossing over to the Bronx.
       
     

The St. Franciscans Friars and their followers kneeling down to the cross in West Harlem before crossing over to the Bronx.

 The St.Franciscans Friars and their followers marching from West Harlem to their local church of St. Adalbert in the Bronx.
       
     

The St.Franciscans Friars and their followers marching from West Harlem to their local church of St. Adalbert in the Bronx.

 As it is too heavy to carry all the way, the cross is being passed among the St.Franciscans Friars and their followers. A significance for the Friars in remembering Jesus's suffering and a statement that we shall all help and support each-other.
       
     

As it is too heavy to carry all the way, the cross is being passed among the St.Franciscans Friars and their followers. A significance for the Friars in remembering Jesus's suffering and a statement that we shall all help and support each-other.

 Crossing over to the Bronx from West Harlem carrying the heavy on the 145th St Bridge.
       
     

Crossing over to the Bronx from West Harlem carrying the heavy on the 145th St Bridge.

 156th street west of Elton Avenue is where the 50 minute pilgrimage ends. A gathering is made at the entrance of the former Roman Catholic parish church of St.Adalbert.  A speech concerning the significance of Easter is made by Father Joseph, followed by a collective prayer and an two hour afternoon mass.
       
     

156th street west of Elton Avenue is where the 50 minute pilgrimage ends. A gathering is made at the entrance of the former Roman Catholic parish church of St.Adalbert.  A speech concerning the significance of Easter is made by Father Joseph, followed by a collective prayer and an two hour afternoon mass.

  Inside the St.Adalbert church in the Bronx, Catholic Nuns praying. Next to them, two children from the community. The church provides shelters for the homeless and support for poor families .    
       
     

Inside the St.Adalbert church in the Bronx, Catholic Nuns praying. Next to them, two children from the community. The church provides shelters for the homeless and support for poor families .

 

 The Franciscan Friars hosts over 60 homeless men in their shelter next door who are in critical need of assistance, due to substance abuse, financial instability, criminal or other social issues. Inside the dining room shelter. A religious speech is made by father Louis before dinner is served.
       
     

The Franciscan Friars hosts over 60 homeless men in their shelter next door who are in critical need of assistance, due to substance abuse, financial instability, criminal or other social issues. Inside the dining room shelter. A religious speech is made by father Louis before dinner is served.

 Sonia and Marian serving dinner after cooking  all day for the homeless men. The couple volunteers weekly to help the St.Franciscan church and the poor community of the Bronx.
       
     

Sonia and Marian serving dinner after cooking  all day for the homeless men. The couple volunteers weekly to help the St.Franciscan church and the poor community of the Bronx.

 24 years old Amauri living in the shelter next door to the church.   "I used to be a waiter in Time Square but I lost my job due to cuts, I could not afford my rent anymore so I got kicked out and became homeless. I am staying here for now while hoping to get back on my feet. I was recently offered to rent a small space for cheap. I love anime and got a opportunity to sell those products, now I am hoping to built my own e-shop here in the Bronx.” 
       
     

24 years old Amauri living in the shelter next door to the church.  "I used to be a waiter in Time Square but I lost my job due to cuts, I could not afford my rent anymore so I got kicked out and became homeless. I am staying here for now while hoping to get back on my feet. I was recently offered to rent a small space for cheap. I love anime and got a opportunity to sell those products, now I am hoping to built my own e-shop here in the Bronx.” 

 An evening Ceremony held by the St.Franciscans in the backyard of St.Adalbert church following good Friday, going on easter Sunday. The religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary and his resurrection from the dead. 
       
     

An evening Ceremony held by the St.Franciscans in the backyard of St.Adalbert church following good Friday, going on easter Sunday. The religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary and his resurrection from the dead. 

 An evening Ceremony held by the St.Franciscans in the backyard of St.Adalbert church following good Friday, going on easter Sunday. The religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary and his resurrection from the dead. 
       
     

An evening Ceremony held by the St.Franciscans in the backyard of St.Adalbert church following good Friday, going on easter Sunday. The religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary and his resurrection from the dead. 

 Inside the St.Adalbert church during the Saturday evening mass shortly after the ceremony outside. A mass that will end the two days  in remembering the crucifixion of Jesus, leading to his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
       
     

Inside the St.Adalbert church during the Saturday evening mass shortly after the ceremony outside. A mass that will end the two days  in remembering the crucifixion of Jesus, leading to his resurrection on Easter Sunday.