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Lift up your heads, O gates, that the King of glory may enter
During the month of May, the Senegal Area experienced some important moments: the blessing of the chapel of the Community of Samine and the Covenants of the Associates. To be more precise, Germaine Diouf renewed...
Give and it will be given to you
I am Sr. Mara Bellutta and on April 26 2014 I consecrated my life to God in the family of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. In the months leading up to this date, many people asked if I was afraid of dedicating the rest of ...
Some Comments on the Brazilian Area Assembly
“Our Area Assembly took place, in Goiânia, Goiás. Assemblies are always a time of grace and spiritual growth for us - individually and as a group. We were joyfully welcomed our Congregational Minister, Sister Licia...
Assembly 2014: Being Apostles of the Resurrection Today
Our 2014 Assembly, “Embracing the Call to be Apostles the Resurrection,” began with a warm welcome by Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, and a prayer ritual during which Associate Gloriajean Wallace called each participant...
Learning a New Way of Being
Sarah Hellmann, Keith Pfaller, Maria Meyer, Cassandra Drennen, and Caroline Drennen had a great immersion trip to Senegal to visit the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor (SFP) and their ministries March 2-11, 2014.
Marilyn B. Letter of thanks
Marilyn B., a young woman from Dumaguete, Philippines, whose studies we supported financially, graduated on March 26 and sent us this letter of thanks.
SFP Brazil Area Assembly
The Assembly began in the afternoon of Friday, February 28, under the leadership of Sister Maria Helena. It was an afternoon of reports and updates on the Congregation and the Area. We welcomed with gladness and hope...
Sr. Rita K. Kerr
Rita Kathleen Kerr was born in Orange, NJ, the daughter of Margaret (Hartnett) and James Kerr. She and her two brothers and one sister grew up in a deeply religious household. Her father, a Presbyterian later converted to Catholicism.