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When I exited the plane in Manila I saw that I was in a whole different world! The night spent waiting for another flight allowed me to prepare to enter a reality that our minds can only imagine. Seeing it is quite different!

0preview Our life in this mission becomes busier. Our new house in Bajumpandan requires time as does our attempt to know the life about us. On October 6, with the generous help of friends, we moved from Dumaguete City to the outskirts, in a Barancay (barrio) called Bajumpandan.

1apreview In 2012 after many thoughtful considerations and discussions, Sister Joanne Schuster met with Sister Paula Huecker to discuss the long standing practice of sending SFPs to Mercy Franciscan Terrace for care and treatment...

2preview From March 2 to March 3, we had the inter-diocesan pilgrimage (Kolda-Ziguinchor) to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Peace in Temento.  Started by some believers of the Deanery of Ziguinchor on the Third Sunday of Lent in March 1988...

1preview This year, the Franciscan Federation Conference was held in Cincinnati from July 27th – 30th.  The theme was: “Releasing Energies to Love: Creative Fidelity in the Church.”

Dear and Sisters and Associates, Whenever I think of a Jubilee, the words of St. Paul to the Philippians come home to me . . . “Shine like lights on the world, as you hold on to the Word of Life . . . "

Karen Amend of Wyoming helps decorate for the Songfest

On Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm, over 250 people attended The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Annual Christmas Songfest. The Sisters invited the community to open the Christmas Season with them as choirs from...

5 preview Archivists Veronica Buchanan and Mary Milburn attended the seventh triennial conference of the Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious (ACWR), held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from September 6th through the 9th 2012. The theme of the conference was “Meeting the Challenges of the Present: Shaping our Future Now.”

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