What is a Friend?

IPF Friends endeavor to:

  • Cultivate a heartfelt desire to support the charism and mission of IPF and its programs.
  • They enter a specific and prayerfully considered commitment of support and availability to IPF as an expression of this desire.
  • The form of such commitment is worked out individually by each Friend in prayer and consultation with the Moderator or his delegate in light of vocational responsibilities.


  • Offer intercessory prayers.
  • Provide financial support on an ongoing basis.
  • Remember IPF’s mission through planned giving.
  • Volunteer time and talent and promote IPF’s mission and programs.
  • Friends are invited to cultivate deepening interiority within Trinitarian prayer and discernment in their daily lives, according to their vocation (IPF Statutes,
  • This commitment as a Friend is to be determined on a tri-annual basis in writing.
  • The specific content of the tri-annual commitment can take a multitude of forms. The Institute is to receive with gratitude the widest possible array of commitments from its Friends.