Brazil

In 1960, five members of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor arrived in Brazil at the request of Pope John XXIII and began their mission in Pires di Rio. Since then, the Sisters have expanded their ministries throughout Brazil and currently have more than 10 comprehensive programs working to provide direct service and immediate relief to those in need.

 

 

 

 

 

  • apa 00It was with great joy that, on August 11th, 2019, I officialized my commitment to follow on the footsteps of Saint Francis and Mother Frances Schervier as an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. The ceremony took place at the Santa Izabel Convent...

  • a 20 br 00We opened our Assembly with a great surprise: a beautiful ceremony prepared by the Santa Isabel Community to celebrate the Bicentennial of Blessed Frances' birth, made even more exciting by the fact that we would be praying with the rosary...

  • emcb 00It was a truly grace filled time that filled my heart with joy. God helped me see things in a new light -- different points of view gave me a deeper understanding of the Church and of who I am. I feel a deep gratitude and great responsibility for it...

  • pns 00This visit by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor to the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida in Aparecida do Norte, São Paulo State, home of our beloved Mother Aparecida was a time of joy and many blessings for all...

  • terez 0Terezinha Ramos Borges was born on March 27, 1934, in Jataí, Goiás, Brazil. Daughter of a Catholic family, she received the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation as a child. At the age of 9 she received her first Eucharist...

  • air 00"Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what the will of God is, what good and pleasing and perfect". (Rm 12: 2) As a Franciscan Sister of the Poor, I affirm that since...

  • Rel 00At APAI, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Daycare and Formation Center in Pires do Rio, we celebrate Fathers' Day every year by bringing the children and their parents together. Each year the institution tries to do this...

  • lbr 00It was in 1983 that I was invited by our dear Sister Cristina Martins to volunteer at Jataí Day Care Center and Kindergarden for poor children. At that time, our family was going through a very difficult and painful time, as we were...

  • ab 00On July 31st and August 1st, the employees of Apai - various programs for needy childern and adolescents in Pires do Rio, Brazil - gathered for a meeting. They planned activites for the next two-month period and the discussed...

  • abr 00The theme of the 2017 Brazilian Area Assembly was TransFormAção, meant to be an invitation for us to leave our comfort zones in order to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters, in yet another annual celebration and formation...

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