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The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have been serving in Italy for over 60 years (since 1947). For over half a century, they have upheld and furthered the mission of caring for the poor and needy — those who have been neglected and ignored by greater society. Today, the Sisters have over 10 different programs in a multitude of areas and locations.

 

 

 

 

 

  • car 20 00The first time I went to a prison, I asked myself: ‘Will I make it?’ I went there for a specific project: helping run a sewing workshop in the women's section of the Prison of Perugia. I wondered: ‘Will I be able to talk to them? Will they snap at me?...

  • f20 00The communities of the Italian area experienced a weekend of Continuous Membership Development. The meetings were characterized by the joy of getting together and having among us Sr. Licia Mazzia and Sr. Wilma Molinari...

  • cu 00Pope Francis invited the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor to be a part of the “Church which goes forth.” This is the reason why we enthusiastically participated in an International Meeting entitled “The Church Which Goes Forth...

  • 0rdsgpOn the occasion of the World Day of the Poor, we attended the a concert held in the Vatican at “Raggi di Sole,” our daytime center for the homeless. It was touching and exciting to see this big Hall full of people...

  • gtgp 00Last September at the wonderful 1500s charterhouse in Avigliana, we participated in a formation course  presented by “Casacomune” (Common house) of the Abele Group a non profit organization headed by father Luigi Ciotti...

  • sostare 00“Sostare” which translates into English as “taking a break” is composed by two parts: “know” and “stay”. Thus, this is the title we gave to the experience we shared in Naples. From 19 to 24 of July, Sisters Elisa and Roberta and I, along with...

  • pm30 00May God open the hearts of all the Franciscans so that we can fulfill together our vocation of being promoter of a "New heaven and a new earth” (Re. 21,1), a world which can be grounded on justice, peace and goodness of the Creation...

  • sab marina 00In this year of Healing I was given a wonderful gift: a sabbatical year without pastoral tasks or specific services. I bless the Lord and the Congregation for an opportunity that allows me to regenerate in body and soul and to renew my desire to give myself...

  • asrlo 00For the last few months I have been participating in a project called “Chaire Gynai”, a Greek expression whose meaning in English is “Welcome to Women”.This project was inspired by Pope Francis to welcome refugee women who have children...

  • glicini 00The possibility of bringing Mother Frances’ healing’s gifts to everyone is limitless and borderless. For about two years, I have been serving in a community in Pistoia (Italy) that helps young women who are addicted...

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