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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.
  • In the spirit of profound gratitude

    arleen bourquinPreview Sister Arleen grew up in Resurrection Parish in Dayton, Ohio and attended the former Julienne High School. She then became a registered nurse and worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital for three years before entering St. Clare Convent...
  • My life has been a happy one

    ferripreview1 Sister Margie Ferri made her final vows on September 8, 1960. She is celebrating 60 years as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor! Sister Margie was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and was the first of three children...
  • Sister Bonnie Steinlage is honored by Hope Lutheran Church

    1cpreview Periodically, Hope Lutheran Church in Cincinnati honors a community member who has made an outstanding contribution to the poor and homeless. This year, they chose to honor a Franciscan Sister of the Poor...
  • An Evening of Gratitude and Celebration!

    c3preview On April 28, 2012, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Hoboken NJ, held “An Evening of Gratitude,” honoring Sister Grace Frances Strauber, S.F.P. and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor.
  • U.S. Area Assembly 2012: Facing our Future with Hope

    e3preview Sr. Jo-Ann Jackowski led the Opening Ritual for the Assembly: the song, prayer and process focused on the Spirit of God, the breath of life.
  • Ways of healing

    bernadette sullivan preview

    Our Healing Charism is a blessing for us and for all those with whom we come in contact.  Sister Antonietta Potente said that God’s making all things new “happens mostly in strange silent transformations.”

  • A New Culture…A Familiar Challenge

    beth Rindler preview Since Vatican II, I have sought to live in areas where there are people who are more likely to be poor than affluent…which is why I chose to live in an area in Detroit known as Hamtramck, a Polish settlement.
  • Acceptance - and Differences can be Healing

    beth Rindler preview I have several thoughts in response to Father Gittins' statement: “You are Christians, and therefore people who live, who exude and who heal with hope. It is an essential component of your healing charism".
  • Thank You for the Gifts I Received...

    14 preview Last year I asked to have some time to help me become more prepared for the move I was about to make from Casetta Nova Community in Rome to Casa Nazareth in Padua.
  • Forgiveness: an essential for self healing

    arleen bourquinPreview At some point(s) in life, we all experience events that challenge us to forgive.  We may need to forgive ourselves, others and even God.  The event itself may seem trivial or it may have destroyed a valued relationship.
  • I have witnessed the healing of another

    anita mcardlepreview

    Over the years as a Sister Nurse I have experienced many healings, but none as dramatic as this...when I was serving our beloved Sisters at Mount Alverno Center, I witnessed the healing of many Sisters...

  • Reflections on Healing in Today's World…

    20preview We have asked several Sisters and Associates to reflect on the SFP International Conference on Healing, and on what it means to be an instrument of healing in today’s world. What follows are their responses.