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     The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have been serving in Italy for over 60 years (since 1947). For over half a century, they have upheld and furthered the mission of caring for the poor and needy — those who have been neglected and ignored by greater society. Today, the Sisters have over 10 different programs in a multitude of areas and locations.
  • Sunrays Center

    itIn Rome, there are about 7,000 people and less than 1,000 of them find shelter in the homeless shelters managed by the city and various volunteer associations. Besides foreigners, there is an increasing number of Italians...

  • As Apostles of the Resurrection, We build the Future Together

    a i mFrom February 14 to 16 2014, the Sisters and Associates of the Italian Area met in Vermicino for the Assembly. We experienced the joy of being together again and of welcoming among us Sisters Licia, Marvi, Giannica, and Marina.

  • What is mine through your gift, let it be yours through my gift

    votivincenza mOn January 4, 2014, in my home parish church of SS. Trinità in Torre Annunziata, I said my eternal “yes” to God with Perpetual Consecration in this family of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. The preparation time up to the celebration...

  • Words, fruits, experience of.... “The One who knows”

    coleichesa mThis year our Casetta Nova Community (casa S. Antonio), together with all the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Youth Center. We decided to celebrate in appreciation...

  • A mandala of shadows and colors

    sr.giannagiovannangeliFive years ago, when I presented in Chapter, I told the Sisters that I love life and that there is a circle of life which I follow wherever it goes. Even after 25 years as a member of our religious family, I feel myself evolving and changing.

  • A communion among charisms

    casadei mDuring this year – which for me is a jubilee year – I find myself looking at a statement made by Pope Ratzinger when he was still a Cardinal: “…for the Church the time has come for less organization and more Holy Spirit.”

  • Pope Francis visits Assisi

    barbassisi mI had the opportunity on October 4 to personally meet Pope Francis during his visit to Assisi. The Director of the Seraphic Institute for Disabled Children, where I worked during the months of August and September, requested my availability...

  • Special Visits to Project Miriam

    visitespeprmi mDuring the month of September, Italy received the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking (especially women and children), Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Esq. She had been invited by the Italian Government and met with various organizations and NGOs...

  • Rediscovering the beauty of franciscan discernment

    risc mDuring the apostolic visit of Sr. Tiziana Merletti to the communities of Pistoia and Assisi, the Sisters had the opportunity to reflect and exchange ideas on the theme of Franciscan Discernment. It was an opportunity...

  • Challenges and new opportunities

    altFrom April 25th to 30th, 2013, the General Assembly of the International Franciscan Conference of the Sisters and Brothers of the Third Order Regular took place in Assisi. The themes was: “Rooted in Christ, On Fire with the Spirit, Go...

  • Challenges and new opportunities

    altFrom April 25th to 30th, 2013, the General Assembly of the International Franciscan Conference of the Sisters and Brothers of the Third Order Regular took place in Assisi. The themes was: “Rooted in Christ, On Fire with the Spirit, Go...Transform the World!”

  • My God and my All

    altIn my heart I can still hear the echo of the powerful words in the Gospel of May 18, 1984. “Peter, do you love me? Do you love me more than...?” We had chosen this passage because Mother Frances was inspired by it...

  • Give me everything

    alt“Give me everything”
    These are the words I heard at 16 years of age that began my journey. In trying to understand what this meant and how to live it, I arrived at Casetta Nova. Meeting the Franciscan Sisters...

  • Italian Area Assembly 2013

    altWe gathered for the annual Area Assembly in Vermicino on April 5-7, 2013. This year the Assembly symbol was a tree, which, as we discovered, shares some elements with the human person. A tree has roots that -- like our feet...

  • Italian Area Assembly 2013

    We gathered for the annual Area Assembly in Vermicino on April 5-7, 2013. This year the Assembly symbol was a tree, which, as we discovered, shares some elements with the human person. A tree has roots that -- like our feet -- ground us on the earth; it grows...

  • At the Center of this Universe

    cinziapreview “Has it ever happened to you that you feel at the center
    At the center of everything, at the center of this universe
    And as the world goes around, let it go around...
  • Experiences of God's Healing Energy

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    The journey we have been taking helps us prepare for the General Chapter and deepen Mother Frances’ Charism both individually and with the people we meet in our ministries. Our community has witnessed the many ways...

  • Associate Antonino Cama

    altIn his covenant, Nino expressed the desire to “. . . live our charism fully and forever, offering and praying for all the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, new vocations and for the poor.” Antonino (Nino) Cama was an Associate since 1994.

  • Sister Consolata D’Ambrosio, SFP

    altWhen Anna asked to enter the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, she was nineteen years of age. After the formation years, she took vows with the name of Sr. Consolata and made First Profession on January 5, 1960, making...

  • Sr Viera: A Life among the Inmates

    1preview Her name is Sister Viera and she is a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. I met her in Frascati. With simplicity and candor, she was interviewed in the Italian publication “Controluce.”  Sister Viera talks about her life experiences..