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     A small group of Sisters came to the United States from Germany in 1858 to minister to the poor and sick. Sisters in the United States work in a variety of different ministries.
  • Kathleen Pergue

    kp t 0Kathleen Pergue – At the age of 91, an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have experienced a great loss of one of their most active and dedicated associates. It was early 2000 when Kathleen was a member of the same...

  • Sister Mary Arleen Bourquin, SFP

    arleenIn the midst of an unexpected diagnosis of cancer in the late fall of 2015, Sr. Arleen appeared to want to fight for every moment of life. She was brave enough to undertake two complete rounds of treatment, continually remaining...

  • Being gift

    Esdon 00“Being gift” to circulate the Life and the healing energy that is generated from service. Some of our Associates shares their journey with us on the occasion of this special year during which we celebrate their Jubilee...

  • Hope's journey

    tp hj 00Tamar’s Place is a SFP ministry located in one of the roughest areas in Cincinnati known as Over the Rhine (OTR). I began volunteering with Sister Grace Pleiman who is the director of Tamar’s in the spring of 2012.

  • Sharing the charism of Mother Frances

    dic a tuttiThis year marks the 35th Jubilee of the SFP Associates. Some of them wanted to share their experience of “being presence” in their everyday life."I am a lucky guy… I have a job that I have been training for all of my life, but...

  • “If You Didn’t Care about Us, Who Would?”

    tp 00In solidarity with the Blue Heart Campaign that is committed to stopping human trafficking, the US Area in February is promoting awareness of Tamar’s Place, a sponsored ministry that provides hospitality for women...

  • Legacy Days 2015

    L Days 00Our very first Legacy Days for the US Area employees were held the first week of October 2015 with the theme: “Legacy Days: 170 Years Celebrating Our Mission.” Part of the Legacy Days activities included distribution to employees...

  • “Any Dream Will Do”

    osa 03There are two important questions one would ask when practicing holistic health. The first is  “What is wrong?” is “What wants to happen?” Perhaps we can apply these same questions to religious life today as a Congregation...

     

  • “Here I Am, Lord”

    k 00Two years ago I started praying every morning: “Here I am, Lord.” I knew there was a need in the Philippines to continue the ministry there for the abandoned children and the families living on the street who come to the Sisters for food daily...

  • Responding to God’s Love, a Franciscan Moral Vision

    ffc 00Nearly 245 Franciscan Sisters, Brothers, and Associates explored various aspects of Franciscan moral and political thinking at the 2015 annual conference of the Franciscan Federation of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Assisi in the USA...

  • Associates Renew Covenants, Welcome New Associates

    rpas 00A spirit of renewal and welcome infused the annual Associates Covenant Ceremony, held August 23 at St. Clare Chapel in St. Clare Convent in Cincinnati. The gathering of Associates and Sisters marked the renewal of Covenants...

  • Ponder ~ Consider ~ Savor

    june 00In the space of eight days I received three words for my journey this year. At Pinecroft New Year eve liturgy Fr. Pat reflected on Mary and her posture of ‘pondering’. He suggested that few people would ever choose ‘ponder’...

  • Attracted by Evident Joy and Pervasive Wisdom

    brownlee mThe joy evident among Sisters and Associates attracted Mary Ann Brownlee to become an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor 25 years ago. “I admired the intellectual planning and implementation of your discernment...

  • Walking

    Camminando mThe hymn that closed the Jubilee Mass of the US Area’s 2015 Assembly reminded Sisters and Associates to be the light of the world to others and to “Go Make a Difference.” This year Karen Skillman has celebrated 30 years of her First Covenant...

  • Surrender Your Comfort Zone, Engage with Others

    a usa 00Like the disciples who were asked repeatedly to step out of their comfort zones as they encountered the Risen Christ, US Area Sisters and Associates were challenged during their 2015 Assembly to surrender their comfort zones and engage in ministry...

  • Breathing in the Spirit: Embracing Our Giftedness

    nacar 00A retreat gives people time to look inward and reflect on one’s life journey and to discern some next steps. Attending the 2015 North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR) retreat May 26‒29, 2015, provided opportunity...

  • “Franciscan Feet on the Streets” Airs on WLRU Radio

    ht 00The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in the US Area have kicked off “Franciscan Feet on the Streets,” a new live, weekly radio show featuring stories of the Sisters and their ministries. The radio program debuted August 4...

  • Students Learn about Consecrated Life

    sv 00What should a young person consider when choosing a vocation to the single life, married life, or consecrated religious life?  Bishop Fenwick Students Learn about Consecrated Life From Franciscan Sisters of the Poor...

  • Mission Alive!

    ma 00“Live the Mission. Let it come alive in and through us.” Those words from Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, Congregational Councilor of the US Area, summed up the presentation of “Mission Alive!”—the unveiling of the Area’s and sponsored ministries’...

  • All Are Welcome

    aw 00As part of the continuing celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) encouraged religious congregations to sponsor
an open house to share on their life and call.