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.

 

 

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • us ass 00On a beautiful Fall day, Sisters and Associates gathered in the Peace Center lobby of St. Clare Convent to “Celebrate Life and Mercy” at the 2016 Assembly Day. The Chiara room door had been transformed into our “Holy Door...

  • ass wk 00On Saturday, September 24th, the Sisters and Associates in the Northeast held their Assembly Day in Warwick, New York. Srs. Jeanne Glisky and Jacinta Doyle coordinated the efforts of the day. The day was staged nicely with a welcoming...

  • asfp usa r 00It was a day of celebration! Associates, Sisters, family and friends came from near and far to participate in this year’s covenant ceremony. Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, CCA US Area, welcomed five new Associates to the Franciscan Sisters...

  • Mallory mEileen A. (nee Doyle) Mallory became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 2015. She had volunteered at the Franciscan Peddler since its inception. She would come on her designated days with MORE donations...

  • thedivin mOn the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Sfp Associates, some of them wanted to share the fruit of this transforming journey. They represent 155 years of faithfulness and dedication to the mission and charism of the Franciscan Sisters...

  • gr pl 00Scripture tells us "no one knows the day or hour" when God will call us home. We strive as human beings, to the best of our abilities, to live fully in the days that are ours. Sr. Grace Miriam received the unexpected news of her cancer...

  • coletta 00A soul who was ever faithful, Sr. Coletta Chalk left this life as she had lived it, quietly and peacefully. She had her own earthly resurrection experience three years prior, when due to health complications she was at the door of death.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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