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          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.  
  • The joy of getting togheter

    lgdi 00The Associates, together with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor of the Geographical Area of Brazil, organized a festive gathering in Jataí, Goiás, on October 8, 2016, to celebrate the 35 years of the Associate program and rekindle...

  • The 2016 Area Assembly in Brazil: a Transforming Journey

    a bra 16 00The Brazilian Area Assembly held at the Frances Schervier Formation Center in Goiania counted with the participation of our Congregational  Minister, Sr. Licia Mazzia, our Area Councilor, Sr. Maria Helena Carvalho, all the Sisters  and our Associates...

  • Be praised o my Lord

    laudato mI praise and thank the Lord for all the gifts he has given me in my daily life. Today, in particular, I would like to praise and thank him for the 35th Anniversary of the Congregational Program of the Associates and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor...

  • Like the Spring being reborn

    clp 0I like to think of our Congregation as a garden made of a wide variety of flowers, each with a different fragrance. Even the scents of the ones who have withered away are still steeped in the memory of many people…

  • Twenty years of Love

    aab 00Joy, enthusiasm, personal commitment and perseverance are signs that lay people have embraced charism of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Congregation.  Twenty years ago, we willingly and enthusiastically accepted the call to heal...

  • Praise to the God of Life

    avsl 00After an eleven year journey with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, the day of my Perpetual Vows finally arrived: a day of thanksgiving in which I fully surrendered to God’s Will. God came to greet me with the rising sun. I woke to the joyful...

  • Seeds that will grow and bear fruit

    semi 00We live in a world that challenges us as Christians, compelling each of us to reach out to others and share our own experience of encountering Jesus, remembering that Jesus often “loved those who are not loved” by others. It is our pleasure to share...

  • 50 years in service to my brothers and sisters

    ihpg 00"Rejoice in the Lord!"  In this year dedicated to Consecrated life, I wish to express my joy and gratitude to God in unity with the Church, while celebrating my 50 Years of Consecration to the Lord, in service to my brothers and sisters...

  • The joys of living in sisterhood

    ab 00On  January 13-15,  the Sisters of the Brazilian Area gathered at Casa São José in Goiania for our Assembly. Our meeting began with a prayer prepared and conducted by Sister Maria Helena. She also introduced the group to a technique...

  • Sewing our Quilt Together

    ci 00Recently, our Sisters, our Associate and our lay missionaries working together as a team, held a very successful three-day SFP Vocational Mission in Brazil. They also mingled with the young, visited the sick and prayed with the elderly...

  • Returning to God the gift of life

    t00"I felt a burning desire to love our Lord and serve him..." -  Blessed Frances Schervier - The years between 2002 and 2014 gave me time to think about making my definitive "yes" to God's call as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. The journey to my final profession...

  • Ritual in Goiânia

    goianarel mOn August 31st 2014, the Brazilian Area joined the rest of the Congregation in celebrating a Ritual for the Transfer of the General House. The ritual was held at the Frances Schervier Formation Center, in Goiânia. Associates...

  • Some Comments on the Brazilian Area Assembly

    commenti m“Our Area Assembly took place, in Goiânia, Goiás. Assemblies are always a time of grace and spiritual growth for us - individually and as a group. We were joyfully welcomed our Congregational Minister, Sister Licia...

  • Ministry to Children: sowing Hope and Peace

    bra mFaces of Hope: this is what we see in the eyes of every child and mother who has benefitted from the Children’s Pastoral (Pastoral da Criança) -- a work typical of Brazil and based on the Gospel preferential option for children and poor families.

  • SFP Brazil Area Assembly

    asbrasile mThe Assembly began in the afternoon of Friday, February 28, under the leadership of Sister Maria Helena. It was an afternoon of reports and updates on the Congregation and the Area. We welcomed with gladness and hope...

  • World Youth Day 2013

    gmg13 mWorld Youth Day (WYD) was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985 and brings together millions of Catholics around the world, especially young people, to build bridges of friendship and hope among continents, peoples and cultures.

  • Choosing a Life of Poverty

    4preview When I reflect on my experiences of poverty in my life, I immediately remember the past, which greatly contributed to my conviction that poverty is so much more than renouncing material possessions.
  • Welcoming our Chapter Themes Yesterday and Today

    2preview As long as we keep ourselves open to the Holy Spirit’s work within us, the Spirit will certainly be manifest in our Congregation.  Once more we are face to face with a new Chapter theme: “Set Free the Healing Energy of Christ!"
  • Youth Ministry

    introym Two Sisters’ share Their Experiences. As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a young man ran up to him and kneeling before him, asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17-30)...
  • Gifts from God! Caring for Children in Brazil

    “History is essential in the life of all people. Through history the presence of God is also revealed -- in the life of the Church and in the life of each person.”...