Brazil

In 1960, five members of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor arrived in Brazil at the request of Pope John XXIII and began their mission in Pires di Rio. Since then, the Sisters have expanded their ministries throughout Brazil and currently have more than 10 comprehensive programs working to provide direct service and immediate relief to those in need.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Work is an eternal principle

    ter 00Work and personal responsibility should guide the life of each individual, because human beings are fulfilled by what they produce, and this production should serve the common good of all. One of my functions is to develop the typical cuisine of our Region...

  • Returning to Brazil

    ritin 00It is not easy to share my experience of returning to Brazil after two years in the Philippines. I arrived in Brazil during a moment of high tension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The political chaos faced by Brazil at the moment did not help, either...

  • Living well and caring for our common home

    adb 00Back in 2016, the Sisters and Associates living in Goiânia began considering an intervention project to begin caring for our common home. Keeping in mind not only our own generation and of those yet to come. To begin this project...

  • A moment for those in need

    mission20 00In the end of the month that commemorated the life and work of Saint Francis of Assisi, I was invited to participate in a mission. Although we Catholics live in the ‘mission as of the moment’ when we are first baptized...

  • To live the culture of peace

    sao 00We celebrated the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on October 6th with the parish and all those who received services from the projects undertaken at our Centro de Formação Francisca Schervier (CFFS) in Goiânia...

  • My Covenant With Mother Frances

    apa 00It was with great joy that, on August 11th, 2019, I officialized my commitment to follow on the footsteps of Saint Francis and Mother Frances Schervier as an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. The ceremony took place at the Santa Izabel Convent...

  • Living in the present, returning to our root

    a 20 br 00We opened our Assembly with a great surprise: a beautiful ceremony prepared by the Santa Isabel Community to celebrate the Bicentennial of Blessed Frances' birth, made even more exciting by the fact that we would be praying with the rosary...

  • Brazil, a 10-month gift experience

    emcb 00It was a truly grace filled time that filled my heart with joy. God helped me see things in a new light -- different points of view gave me a deeper understanding of the Church and of who I am. I feel a deep gratitude and great responsibility for it...

  • Journey to the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida in Brazil

    pns 00This visit by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor to the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida in Aparecida do Norte, São Paulo State, home of our beloved Mother Aparecida was a time of joy and many blessings for all...

  • Terezinha Ramos Borges

    terez 0Terezinha Ramos Borges was born on March 27, 1934, in Jataí, Goiás, Brazil. Daughter of a Catholic family, she received the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation as a child. At the age of 9 she received her first Eucharist...

  • The changing power of the Spirit

    air 00"Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what the will of God is, what good and pleasing and perfect". (Rm 12: 2) As a Franciscan Sister of the Poor, I affirm that since...

  • Fathers' Day Celebration

    Rel 00At APAI, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Daycare and Formation Center in Pires do Rio, we celebrate Fathers' Day every year by bringing the children and their parents together. Each year the institution tries to do this...

  • Sharing Gifts and Solidarity

    lbr 00It was in 1983 that I was invited by our dear Sister Cristina Martins to volunteer at Jataí Day Care Center and Kindergarden for poor children. At that time, our family was going through a very difficult and painful time, as we were...

  • United...despite the differences

    ab 00On July 31st and August 1st, the employees of Apai - various programs for needy childern and adolescents in Pires do Rio, Brazil - gathered for a meeting. They planned activites for the next two-month period and the discussed...

  • TransFormAction

    abr 00The theme of the 2017 Brazilian Area Assembly was TransFormAção, meant to be an invitation for us to leave our comfort zones in order to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters, in yet another annual celebration and formation...

  • The joy of getting togheter

    lgdi 00The Associates, together with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor of the Geographical Area of Brazil, organized a festive gathering in Jataí, Goiás, on October 8, 2016, to celebrate the 35 years of the Associate program and rekindle...

  • The 2016 Area Assembly in Brazil: a Transforming Journey

    a bra 16 00The Brazilian Area Assembly held at the Frances Schervier Formation Center in Goiania counted with the participation of our Congregational  Minister, Sr. Licia Mazzia, our Area Councilor, Sr. Maria Helena Carvalho, all the Sisters  and our Associates...

  • Be praised o my Lord

    laudato mI praise and thank the Lord for all the gifts he has given me in my daily life. Today, in particular, I would like to praise and thank him for the 35th Anniversary of the Congregational Program of the Associates and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor...

  • Like the Spring being reborn

    clp 0I like to think of our Congregation as a garden made of a wide variety of flowers, each with a different fragrance. Even the scents of the ones who have withered away are still steeped in the memory of many people…

  • Twenty years of Love

    aab 00Joy, enthusiasm, personal commitment and perseverance are signs that lay people have embraced charism of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Congregation.  Twenty years ago, we willingly and enthusiastically accepted the call to heal...

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