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     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.
  • Teresita S. Berina

    teresita 1Teresita was born in the Philippines and was the daughter of the late Pedro and Encarnacion (Sake). She was 80 years old. Before retiring, Teresita worked as a Bookkeeper at Mt. Alverno Center in Warwick. Her many friends...

  • Sr. Mary Virginia Schreiner, sfp

    m virginiaAfter a lifetime of faithfully responding to her desire “to love God and serve as God wills” (words written when she was 23 years old), Sister Mary Virginia slipped into God’s loving embrace in the morning hours of November 1, 2017, All Saints Day...

  • Blessing and Dedication of Sr. Claudia Burke Center for Hope

    cbc 01Blessing and Dedication of Catholic Charities’ Newly Refurbished Sr. Claudia Burke Center for Hope. In the absence of Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, Sr. Karen Hartman and I were asked to represent our Congregation at the Blessing and Dedication of...

  • Their eyes radiate glory

    glory 00Funeral of Our Sisters Mary Virginia and Daniel Marie, November 6th, 2017. This past Wednesday morning, God invited our sisters Mary Virginia and Daniel Marie home forever. Their passing, like their lives was quiet and yet quite full...

  • Sister Daniel Marie Meade, SFP

    Meade mAlways attentive to the voice of God and the call to move whenever God called, Sr. Daniel Marie let go of her life in Cincinnati to be embraced by the God she loved for a new Life in Eternity, on the morning of Tuesday, November 1, 2017, the Feast of All Saints... 

  • Transitus of St. Francis

    tsf 00As evening drew near, the Sisters and Associates gathered in the Assisi Room of the Peace Center at St. Clare Campus to commemorate the Transitus of St. Francis. We began with a short period of quiet prayer, so that we could focus our hearts and...

  • Jubilee Sr. Judith Ann Nagy

    jj 00For 50 years, Sr. Judy Nagy has served the people of
  God as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Sr. Judy entered the
  Congregation from her home parish of Blessed
  Sacrament. From her early youth, she had a sense of...

  • Blessed In Gratitude

    mg 00On August 22, 2017, the feast of the Queenship of Mary about 50 Sisters, staff, friends and gardeners gathered for the dedication of the Marian Garden on St. Clare Campus for those Sisters who pioneered or maintained our healing presence...

  • No one should have no one

    00elEach day in our communities and neighborhoods, there are people who are lonely and forgotten. It is not uncommon for a senior to be in a nursing facility or group home and have no one to oversee see their care. About ten years ago I read...

  • Joanna van Duynhoven

    aj 00Joanna became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 2004. Prior to this, Joanna had been employed at Mt. Alverno Center, working for the sisters in the infirmary and assisting other sisters. She got to know Sr. Jolenta Kovach...

  • James Schad

    js 00James “Jim” Schad became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 2005. After 8 years as an active Associate, (at the young age of 85 in 2013!) Jim made his permanent covenant. Jim was married; the father of five children...

  • Joseph Agricola

    jo 00Joseph Agricola became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1998 and made his permanent covenant September 2012.  Joe first met the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor while he volunteered at Mercy...

  • Sincere thanks for the life given

    gi us 00Over the course of 2016 some of our US Area’s sisters celebrated their Jubilee. Let us thank God for their lives and for the way they generously gave themselves to the brothers and sisters in many different ways: may the Lord grant...

  • Celebrating Life and Mercy

    us ass 00On a beautiful Fall day, Sisters and Associates gathered in the Peace Center lobby of St. Clare Convent to “Celebrate Life and Mercy” at the 2016 Assembly Day. The Chiara room door had been transformed into our “Holy Door...

  • Living the Transformational Journey!

    ass wk 00On Saturday, September 24th, the Sisters and Associates in the Northeast held their Assembly Day in Warwick, New York. Srs. Jeanne Glisky and Jacinta Doyle coordinated the efforts of the day. The day was staged nicely with a welcoming...

  • 2016 Covenant Ceremony

    asfp usa r 00It was a day of celebration! Associates, Sisters, family and friends came from near and far to participate in this year’s covenant ceremony. Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, CCA US Area, welcomed five new Associates to the Franciscan Sisters...

  • Eileen Mallory

    Mallory mEileen A. (nee Doyle) Mallory became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 2015. She had volunteered at the Franciscan Peddler since its inception. She would come on her designated days with MORE donations...

  • The divine adventure

    thedivin mOn the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Sfp Associates, some of them wanted to share the fruit of this transforming journey. They represent 155 years of faithfulness and dedication to the mission and charism of the Franciscan Sisters...

  • Sister Grace Miriam Pleiman, SFP

    gr pl 00Scripture tells us "no one knows the day or hour" when God will call us home. We strive as human beings, to the best of our abilities, to live fully in the days that are ours. Sr. Grace Miriam received the unexpected news of her cancer...

  • Sister Coletta M. Chalk, sfp

    coletta 00A soul who was ever faithful, Sr. Coletta Chalk left this life as she had lived it, quietly and peacefully. She had her own earthly resurrection experience three years prior, when due to health complications she was at the door of death.