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.



  • Ministry with Children and Young Adults

    hc2 00Today the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor works with children and young adults in a variety of ministries.  This work is rooted in the ministry of Mother Frances and the early Congregation in Germany.  Mother Frances and her companions saw struggling...

  • Jubilee of Sr. Rita Theresa Kruthaupt, sfp

    rk 00This year, we have only one Jubilee in the US Area, Sr. Rita T Kruthaupt as she celebrates 70 years as a Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. Sr. Rita was born in Franklin, Indiana not too far from Cincinnati but claims Brookville as her hometown...

  • Sr. M. Frances Rose Kregg, SFP

    frances rose 00A true daughter of St. Francis, Sr. Frances Rose saw God’s presence in every person and in all of creation.  In the footsteps of Mother Frances, she was a sister to those experiencing poverty, and God’s love for all was the Root and Source of her deep love for all...

  • 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...


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