U.S.

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.

 

 

  • Count your Blessings

    cob2 00 This year, as Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, we celebrate 160 years of presence in the United States. With joy and gratitude we share our prayer. "From his aboundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another...

  • Called by the Love of God

    j 2018 tot 0For 60 years Sr. Norma Meyer, Sr. Yvonne Fackler and Sr. Bernadette Sullivan and for 50 years Sr. Teresita Samson have been serving the people of God as daughters of Mother Frances. Each of them reminds with her heart full of joy the steps... 

  • The wounderful circle of life

    j 2018 all 0In the Us geographic area Sr. Clarita Frericks, Sr. Marie Clement Edrich, Sr.  Mary Louise Jacobs, Sr. Dorothy Ann Bolser and Sr. Frances Rose Kregg celebrate their 75th and 70th Jubilee as Franciscan Sistsers of the Poor...

  • Counting our Blessings

    cob 00 This year, as Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, we celebrate 160 years of presence in the United States. With joy and gratitude we share our prayer. "Allow the light and the healing presence of Christ to shine brightly through your lives...

  • Sr. Rose Carmel Berberich, SFP

    rose carmel 00Despite declining health and the loss of hearing in her later years, Sr. Rose Carmel Berberich was an excellent communicator of what mattered in life. With a twinkle in her eye and a smile upon her lips, she managed to...

  • To remember, to celebrate and to believe

    ld 00Each year Legacy Days are celebrated in the US Area in conjunction with the Feast of St. Francis. It is wonderful opportunity to share with the SFP and Franciscan Ministries staff the history, traditions and movement of the Congregation...

  • 60th Jubilee of Sr Kathleen Reynolds

    kr 0Sr. Kathleen Reynolds celebrates 60Years of faithful response to the call to being a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. Born and raised in New York City she entered the Congregation out of Annunciation Parish. To this day, Kathleen...

  • Teresita S. Berina

    teresita 1Teresita was born in the Philippines and was the daughter of the late Pedro and Encarnacion (Sake). She was 80 years old. Before retiring, Teresita worked as a Bookkeeper at Mt. Alverno Center in Warwick. Her many friends...

  • Sr. Mary Virginia Schreiner, sfp

    m virginiaAfter a lifetime of faithfully responding to her desire “to love God and serve as God wills” (words written when she was 23 years old), Sister Mary Virginia slipped into God’s loving embrace in the morning hours of November...

  • Blessing and Dedication of Sr. Claudia Burke Center for Hope

    cbc 01Blessing and Dedication of Catholic Charities’ Newly Refurbished Sr. Claudia Burke Center for Hope. In the absence of Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, Sr. Karen Hartman and I were asked to represent our Congregation at...

  • Their eyes radiate glory

    glory 00Funeral of Our Sisters Mary Virginia and Daniel Marie, November 6th, 2017. This past Wednesday morning, God invited our sisters Mary Virginia and Daniel Marie home forever. Their passing, like their lives was quiet and yet quite full...

  • Sister Daniel Marie Meade, SFP

    Meade mAlways attentive to the voice of God and the call to move whenever God called, Sr. Daniel Marie let go of her life in Cincinnati to be embraced by the God she loved for a new Life in Eternity, on the morning of Tuesday, November 1...

  • Transitus of St. Francis

    tsf 00As evening drew near, the Sisters and Associates gathered in the Assisi Room of the Peace Center at St. Clare Campus to commemorate the Transitus of St. Francis. We began with a short period of quiet prayer, so that we...

  • Jubilee Sr. Judith Ann Nagy

    jj 00For 50 years, Sr. Judy Nagy has served the people of
  God as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Sr. Judy entered the
  Congregation from her home parish of Blessed
  Sacrament. From her early youth, she had a sense of...

  • Blessed In Gratitude

    mg 00On August 22, 2017, the feast of the Queenship of Mary about 50 Sisters, staff, friends and gardeners gathered for the dedication of the Marian Garden on St. Clare Campus for those Sisters who pioneered or maintained our healing presence...

  • No one should have no one

    00elEach day in our communities and neighborhoods, there are people who are lonely and forgotten. It is not uncommon for a senior to be in a nursing facility or group home and have no one to oversee see their care...

  • Joanna van Duynhoven

    aj 00Joanna became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 2004. Prior to this, Joanna had been employed at Mt. Alverno Center, working for the sisters in the infirmary and assisting other sisters. She got to know...

  • James Schad

    js 00James “Jim” Schad became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 2005. After 8 years as an active Associate, (at the young age of 85 in 2013!) Jim made his permanent covenant. Jim was married; the father of five children...

  • Joseph Agricola

    jo 00Joseph Agricola became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1998 and made his permanent covenant September 2012.  Joe first met the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor while he volunteered at Mercy...

  • Sincere thanks for the life given

    gi us 00Over the course of 2016 some of our US Area’s sisters celebrated their Jubilee. Let us thank God for their lives and for the way they generously gave themselves to the brothers and sisters in many different ways: may the Lord grant...

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