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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.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Pope Francis visits Assisi

    barbassisi mI had the opportunity on October 4 to personally meet Pope Francis during his visit to Assisi. The Director of the Seraphic Institute for Disabled Children, where I worked during the months of August and September, requested my availability...

  • Special Visits to Project Miriam

    visitespeprmi mDuring the month of September, Italy received the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking (especially women and children), Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Esq. She had been invited by the Italian Government and met with various...

  • Rediscovering the beauty of franciscan discernment

    risc mDuring the apostolic visit of Sr. Tiziana Merletti to the communities of Pistoia and Assisi, the Sisters had the opportunity to reflect and exchange ideas on the theme of Franciscan Discernment. It was an opportunity...

  • Challenges and new opportunities

    altFrom April 25th to 30th, 2013, the General Assembly of the International Franciscan Conference of the Sisters and Brothers of the Third Order Regular took place in Assisi. The themes was: “Rooted in Christ, On Fire with the Spirit, Go...

  • Challenges and new opportunities

    altFrom April 25th to 30th, 2013, the General Assembly of the International Franciscan Conference of the Sisters and Brothers of the Third Order Regular took place in Assisi. The themes was: “Rooted in Christ, On Fire with the Spirit, Go...Transform the World!”

  • My God and my All

    altIn my heart I can still hear the echo of the powerful words in the Gospel of May 18, 1984. “Peter, do you love me? Do you love me more than...?” We had chosen this passage because Mother Frances was inspired by it...

  • Give me everything

    alt“Give me everything”
    These are the words I heard at 16 years of age that began my journey. In trying to understand what this meant and how to live it, I arrived at Casetta Nova. Meeting the Franciscan Sisters...

  • Italian Area Assembly 2013

    altWe gathered for the annual Area Assembly in Vermicino on April 5-7, 2013. This year the Assembly symbol was a tree, which, as we discovered, shares some elements with the human person. A tree has roots that -- like our feet...

  • Italian Area Assembly 2013

    We gathered for the annual Area Assembly in Vermicino on April 5-7, 2013. This year the Assembly symbol was a tree, which, as we discovered, shares some elements with the human person. A tree has roots that -- like our feet -- ground us on the earth; it grows...

  • At the Center of this Universe

    cinziapreview“Has it ever happened to you that you feel at the center At the center of everything, at the center of this universe
    And as the world goes around, let it go around Has it ever happened that you feel you are elsewhere...

     

  • Experiences of God's Healing Energy

    9previewThe journey we have been taking helps us prepare for the General Chapter and deepen Mother Frances’ Charism both individually and with the people we meet in our ministries. Our community has witnessed the many ways...

  • Associate Antonino Cama

    altIn his covenant, Nino expressed the desire to “. . . live our charism fully and forever, offering and praying for all the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, new vocations and for the poor.” Antonino (Nino) Cama was an Associate since 1994.

  • Sister Consolata D’Ambrosio, SFP

    altWhen Anna asked to enter the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, she was nineteen years of age. After the formation years, she took vows with the name of Sr. Consolata and made First Profession on January 5, 1960, making...

  • Sr Viera: A Life among the Inmates

    1previewHer name is Sister Viera and she is a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. I met her in Frascati. With simplicity and candor, she was interviewed in the Italian publication “Controluce.”  Sister Viera talks about her life experiences...

  • Interview with Casa Schervier

    3preview I find the chosen theme to be wonderful and the phrase that expresses it to be incredibly incisive and profound. I believe that at the personal, community and cosmic level...
  • And Life Blooms Anew!

    intropg1So many young people today struggle to find meaning, purpose, work and even God’s love! “...envisioning a positive future requires quite a bit of optimism and hope – qualities not easy to find today!”...

  • Paths of Life

    For each human being, family is the primary and essential school of love. Within this womb life is born. In the family, life is being protected and helped along the way until a person reaches full maturity...

  • Women Helping Women

    The International Ogranization for Migrations estimates that about one million human beings are victims of trafficking every year – 500,000 of them in Europe...

  • Being a Sign of God's Mercy

    1previewIt is October 6 and here I am about to take a new step in my journey as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. After years of temporary vows and formation, the moment has come for me to say “yes” forever...

  • Praying with Mandalas: Journeying into God

    11previewThanks to the Congregational Calendar theme during the month of April, we had the opportunity to experiment with and venture into the art of mandalas. My experience with mandalas began during some...

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