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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.
  • 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.

  • Kathleen Pergue

    kp t 0Kathleen Pergue – At the age of 91, an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have experienced a great loss of one of their most active and dedicated associates. It was early 2000 when Kathleen was a member of the same...

  • Sister Mary Arleen Bourquin, SFP

    arleenIn the midst of an unexpected diagnosis of cancer in the late fall of 2015, Sr. Arleen appeared to want to fight for every moment of life. She was brave enough to undertake two complete rounds of treatment, continually remaining...

  • Being gift

    Esdon 00“Being gift” to circulate the Life and the healing energy that is generated from service. Some of our Associates shares their journey with us on the occasion of this special year during which we celebrate their Jubilee...

  • Hope's journey

    tp hj 00Tamar’s Place is a SFP ministry located in one of the roughest areas in Cincinnati known as Over the Rhine (OTR). I began volunteering with Sister Grace Pleiman who is the director of Tamar’s in the spring of 2012.

  • Sharing the charism of Mother Frances

    dic a tuttiThis year marks the 35th Jubilee of the SFP Associates. Some of them wanted to share their experience of “being presence” in their everyday life."I am a lucky guy… I have a job that I have been training for all of my life, but...

  • “If You Didn’t Care about Us, Who Would?”

    tp 00In solidarity with the Blue Heart Campaign that is committed to stopping human trafficking, the US Area in February is promoting awareness of Tamar’s Place, a sponsored ministry that provides hospitality for women...

  • Legacy Days 2015

    L Days 00Our very first Legacy Days for the US Area employees were held the first week of October 2015 with the theme: “Legacy Days: 170 Years Celebrating Our Mission.” Part of the Legacy Days activities included distribution to employees...

  • “Any Dream Will Do”

    osa 03There are two important questions one would ask when practicing holistic health. The first is  “What is wrong?” is “What wants to happen?” Perhaps we can apply these same questions to religious life today as a Congregation...

     

  • “Here I Am, Lord”

    k 00Two years ago I started praying every morning: “Here I am, Lord.” I knew there was a need in the Philippines to continue the ministry there for the abandoned children and the families living on the street who come to the Sisters for food daily...

  • Responding to God’s Love, a Franciscan Moral Vision

    ffc 00Nearly 245 Franciscan Sisters, Brothers, and Associates explored various aspects of Franciscan moral and political thinking at the 2015 annual conference of the Franciscan Federation of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Assisi in the USA...

  • Associates Renew Covenants, Welcome New Associates

    rpas 00A spirit of renewal and welcome infused the annual Associates Covenant Ceremony, held August 23 at St. Clare Chapel in St. Clare Convent in Cincinnati. The gathering of Associates and Sisters marked the renewal of Covenants...

  • Ponder ~ Consider ~ Savor

    june 00In the space of eight days I received three words for my journey this year. At Pinecroft New Year eve liturgy Fr. Pat reflected on Mary and her posture of ‘pondering’. He suggested that few people would ever choose ‘ponder’...

  • Attracted by Evident Joy and Pervasive Wisdom

    brownlee mThe joy evident among Sisters and Associates attracted Mary Ann Brownlee to become an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor 25 years ago. “I admired the intellectual planning and implementation of your discernment...

  • Walking

    Camminando mThe hymn that closed the Jubilee Mass of the US Area’s 2015 Assembly reminded Sisters and Associates to be the light of the world to others and to “Go Make a Difference.” This year Karen Skillman has celebrated 30 years of her First Covenant...