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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.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Lend your hand to those who need it

    piazza l 00Sisters and Associates of the Franciscan of the Poor are assisting poor and homeless people by providing a “Network for Meals on the Streets.” The project involves parishes, associations and volunteers in the distribution of...

  • Solidarity and Healing

    7ceste 00In 2016, the Diocesan Caritas movement in collaboration with the Municipality of Assisi, opened a charity store called “Seven Baskets” (“7 Ceste”). I was involved, as a  volunteer, from the very beginning. Prior to its opening...

  • The Prophecy of dialogue and healing

    fpa 00In January, the Italian area held two meetings on ‘permanent formation’ for the Sisters. Central and southern communities met in Vermicino from on January 13th and 14th, while central and northern communities met in Assisi... 

  • Through the eyes of Mother Frances

    am 00My name is Emanuele, my wife is Giorgia, we have two children and we all are part of the great family of Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. We participated in the meetings for families and in the activities of the community...

  • A Moment to Focus on Our Lives

    cccs 18 00The idea of I Colori di Colei che sa (“The Colors of She, who knows”) takes its cue from the experience of service at the ‘Bread for the Poor’ charity. In cooperation with the Order of Friars Minor Conventual in Padua...

  • Through the eyes of love

    sbf 00The words of our founder, Mother Frances: “I recognized so clearly the Lord in the poor and suffering people, that it was as if I had seen him through the body’s eyes”, have always guided my ministry...

  • Wishing to grow together

    Il desiderio mI first met the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1991.  I offered to help Sr. Giuliana by spending some hours volunteering for a Caritas project on behalf of Roma people. As it turned out, I ended up volunteering for almost ten years...

  • On the trail of Mother Frances’ Charism

    mfm 00In recent years, Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have been reflecting on ways to involve more lay people in the journey of the Congregation. For this reason, we prepared a ‘Charism formation journey’ to promote knowledge of Blessed...

  • Transformations: healing’s opportunities

    aai 17 00The Italian Area Assembly, took place from March 30 to April 2, 2017. At this meeting, we deepened together  the third Capitular Calling: “We will embrace change at all stages of life, and see them as opportunities for spiritual healing...

  • The Colors of She who knows

    ccs 00Last year in Padua, during a pastoral activity, some young participants and Sisters went to meet a woman who attended a project called, “The Colors of She who knows.” It is an experience that involves migrant women of different...

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