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  • Through the eyes of love

    sbf 00The words of our founder, Mother Frances: “I recognized so clearly the Lord in the poor and suffering people, that it was as if I had seen him through the body’s eyes”, have always guided my ministry...

  • To remember, to celebrate and to believe

    ld 00Each year Legacy Days are celebrated in the US Area in conjunction with the Feast of St. Francis. It is wonderful opportunity to share with the SFP and Franciscan Ministries staff the history, traditions and movement of the Congregation...

  • Terezinha Ramos Borges

    terez 0Terezinha Ramos Borges was born on March 27, 1934, in Jataí, Goiás, Brazil. Daughter of a Catholic family, she received the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation as a child. At the age of 9 she received her first Eucharist in the Church of the Divine...

  • 60th Jubilee of Sr Kathleen Reynolds

    kr 0Sr. Kathleen Reynolds celebrates 60Years of faithful response to the call to being a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. Born and raised in New York City she entered the Congregation out of Annunciation Parish. To this day, Kathleen...

  • 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...

  • The changing power of the Spirit

    air 00"Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what the will of God is, what good and pleasing and perfect". (Rm 12: 2) As a Franciscan Sister of the Poor, I affirm that since...

  • Let Our Hearts Be Thankful

    st f 00The season of Fall, a season of surrender, reminds us to be receptive to every transformation. Transformation continually invites us towards the future. The Calls of our last General Chapter invited us, as a Congregation, to embrace...

  • 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...

  • Fathers' Day Celebration

    Rel 00At APAI, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Daycare and Formation Center in Pires do Rio, we celebrate Fathers' Day every year by bringing the children and their parents together. Each year the institution tries to do this celebration differently. This year we...

  • 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...

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