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          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.  
  • 50 years in service to my brothers and sisters

    ihpg 00"Rejoice in the Lord!"  In this year dedicated to Consecrated life, I wish to express my joy and gratitude to God in unity with the Church, while celebrating my 50 Years of Consecration to the Lord, in service to my brothers and sisters...

  • The joys of living in sisterhood

    ab 00On  January 13-15,  the Sisters of the Brazilian Area gathered at Casa São José in Goiania for our Assembly. Our meeting began with a prayer prepared and conducted by Sister Maria Helena. She also introduced the group to a technique...

  • Sewing our Quilt Together

    ci 00Recently, our Sisters, our Associate and our lay missionaries working together as a team, held a very successful three-day SFP Vocational Mission in Brazil. They also mingled with the young, visited the sick and prayed with the elderly...

  • Returning to God the gift of life

    t00"I felt a burning desire to love our Lord and serve him..." -  Blessed Frances Schervier - The years between 2002 and 2014 gave me time to think about making my definitive "yes" to God's call as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. The journey to my final profession...

  • Ritual in Goiânia

    goianarel mOn August 31st 2014, the Brazilian Area joined the rest of the Congregation in celebrating a Ritual for the Transfer of the General House. The ritual was held at the Frances Schervier Formation Center, in Goiânia. Associates...

  • Some Comments on the Brazilian Area Assembly

    commenti m“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...

  • Ministry to Children: sowing Hope and Peace

    bra mFaces of Hope: this is what we see in the eyes of every child and mother who has benefitted from the Children’s Pastoral (Pastoral da Criança) -- a work typical of Brazil and based on the Gospel preferential option for children and poor families.

  • SFP Brazil Area Assembly

    asbrasile mThe 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...

  • World Youth Day 2013

    gmg13 mWorld Youth Day (WYD) was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985 and brings together millions of Catholics around the world, especially young people, to build bridges of friendship and hope among continents, peoples and cultures.

  • Choosing a Life of Poverty

    4preview When I reflect on my experiences of poverty in my life, I immediately remember the past, which greatly contributed to my conviction that poverty is so much more than renouncing material possessions.
  • Welcoming our Chapter Themes Yesterday and Today

    2preview As long as we keep ourselves open to the Holy Spirit’s work within us, the Spirit will certainly be manifest in our Congregation.  Once more we are face to face with a new Chapter theme: “Set Free the Healing Energy of Christ!"
  • Youth Ministry

    introym Two Sisters’ share Their Experiences. As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a young man ran up to him and kneeling before him, asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17-30)...
  • Gifts from God! Caring for Children in Brazil

    “History is essential in the life of all people. Through history the presence of God is also revealed -- in the life of the Church and in the life of each person.”...
  • Moments of Grace

    introvdc1 Though immersed in crises both locally and globally, as Franciscan Sisters of the Poor we respond with radical hope by renewing our ministries in Brazil. This is why we decided...
  • A fabulous and powerful experience

    maria elena carvalho preview I begin by recalling a passage I once read about how our perception of the world, others, and everything else takes place within and among ourselves. Our personal and professional performance...
  • Celebrating life while being in harmony with God

    gorettipreview "These years were very special to me. It has been a great joy to dedicate my life to God as a consecrated religious.  Since my youth, God used the OFM Franciscan Friars as instruments to encourage my vocation...
  • Another World is Possible!

    d2preview Invited by our Congregational Leadership, I joined with 60 Franciscans working on justice, peace and integrity of creation issues by participating in the People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice.
  • Clarian Congress: Celebrating Eight Hundred Years of the Charism of Saint Clare

    e3preview The Franciscan Family of Brazil motivated all corners of the country for two years of intense work through novenas, walks and celebrations to prepare for the Clarian Congress.
  • Discernment and prayer - a path to healing 2012 Brazil Area Assembly

    f3preview Our Assembly took place August 26-28 at Casa São José, in Goiânia. All of the Brazil Area Sisters participated. We were also privileged to have our Sisters Tiziana Merletti and Margaret Ferri with us.
  • Gift of Healing: Enfleshing our Charism

    ribeiro machado preview

    Participating in our Healing Conference was indeed a remarkable and meaningful experience for me, and I believe for all the Sisters, Associates and friends of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor who were present.