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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.  

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“Being an instrument of healing in the world today is a gift we have received and must further develop for the common good of all.” For me being an instrument of healing in the world today...

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d2preview Invited by our Congregational Leadership, I joined with 60 Franciscans working on justice, peace and integrity of creation issues by participating in the People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice.

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22preview I am so grateful to God for my life and the people with whom I live -- those in religious community and the community of God's people. Everyday experiences give me opportunities to dive into and deepen our healing charism...

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gorettipreview "These years were very special to me. It has been a great joy to dedicate my life to God as a consecrated religious.  Since my youth, God used the OFM Franciscan Friars as instruments to encourage my vocation...

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Participating in our Healing Conference was indeed a remarkable and meaningful experience for me, and I believe for all the Sisters, Associates and friends of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor who were present.

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maria elena carvalho preview I begin by recalling a passage I once read about how our perception of the world, others, and everything else takes place within and among ourselves. Our personal and professional performance...

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f3preview Our Assembly took place August 26-28 at Casa São José, in Goiânia. All of the Brazil Area Sisters participated. We were also privileged to have our Sisters Tiziana Merletti and Margaret Ferri with us.

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Though immersed in crises both locally and globally, as Franciscan Sisters of the Poor we respond with radical hope by renewing our ministries in Brazil. This is why we decided...

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e3preview The Franciscan Family of Brazil motivated all corners of the country for two years of intense work through novenas, walks and celebrations to prepare for the Clarian Congress.

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“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.”...

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