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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.

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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...

  • ccs4l 00This project began in 2013 at Casetta Nova in Frascati (Rome) and it is dedicated to women over 35 who wish to nourish their spiritual and human life with new languages of body, mind, heart and soul. The Mother Frances’ charism...

  • AssAreaItafotinaWe had all been happily awaiting our Italian assembly: there we meet and celebrate our faith in God. During this year’s meeting, we also talked about our all of our experiences, and reflected on our ministries and on the meaning... 

  • PelagiefotinaDuring this year, the bicentenary of the birth of Mother Frances, God gifted me with a rich and intense experience that transformed my life. During my stay in Italy, I developed skills such as the ability to adapt...

  • pl 00Finally, on November 18, we officially inaugurated our new community, Perfetta Letizia. Everything was carefully prepared; the chapel was decorated in a harmony of colors. The prayers and songs were augmented with simple gestures...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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