A small group of Sisters came to the United States from Germany in 1858 to minister to the poor and sick. Sisters in the United States work in a variety of different ministries.

 

 

  • Joan Hock

    joan 00Joan was born and educated in Cincinnati, OH. After raising four children with her husband, Robert Hock, Joan graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati. She then spent the next 30 years sharing her many gifts, talents, and herself as...

  • John T. Pack, Sr.

    john 00John has been connected with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor since his birth when he was born at the old St. Mary’s Hospital in Cincinnati. He finished Nursing School at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton, OH. John met his future wife, Judith...

  • Sr. Theresa Calviello, SFP

    00 TheresaSr. Theresa was a joy-filled woman who greeted each day with a happy “Alleluia” and ended each conversation with a “We pray for one another.” If friendliness is a virtue, Sr. Theresa excelled in it. By her own admission, she loved...

  • Concrete Actions Showing Love for Mother Earth and Future Generations

    stp 00We would like to share some of the stories from the US Area Associates of what we are doing to show our love for this beautiful world and our connections with future generations as it relates to Call I of our Congregational Pastoral Plan...

  • Sr. Mary Clarita Frericks, SFP

    clarita 0Sr. Clarita was a woman of boundless energy, genuine warmth, and generosity.  A woman of deep prayer and faithful service, she was always open to new ideas and sometime, even adventures.  Always listening to her heart...

  • Serving God

    associate jason bruns 01I was blessed to have been selected to participate in a cultural exchange learning tour to Kolkata, India from April 25th to May 5th. Myself and 13 others who are associated with Ten Thousand Villages (TTV) or Mennonite Central Committee visited...

  • The meaning of a Covenant

    patto us 19 00Blessings and congratulations to six Associates who made their Covenants in Cincinnati, OH. Jason Bruns, Christian Jenkins, and Judith Mohr renewed their Covenants; Debra Downing made her initial Covenant; and Beverly and Brian Clipson...

  • Healing in ourself

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    For I will restore to you and heal you of your wonds. Says the Lord.  (Jeremiah 30:17)

     

    We share our healing prayer...

  • Santo Nino Festival

    nin 00At Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, NY, was celebrated on January 12,2019 as a was part of the Brooklyn Diocese Ministry to Filipino Immigrants. The origin of the feast relates to the gift given by Ferdinand Magellan...

  • Ancestors in Faith

    holy nov 00This year, as Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, we celebrate 160 years of presence in the United States. With joy and gratitude we share our prayer. "Loving God, we are very blessed today by those who journey and share with us...

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