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  • rfsen 000The title of this article was the theme of a Franciscan retreat held from September 1st through the 7th 2019. Thirty-five religious women and men gathered at the Monte Tabor Spiritual Center of the Franciscan Sisters of the...

  • woh 00When I was a child, I have so many things in my mind that I wanted to do when I grow up, one of those is to serve other people as what I can see my parents does to others and I want to emulate them. I saw how diligent they are...

  • apa 00It was with great joy that, on August 11th, 2019, I officialized my commitment to follow on the footsteps of Saint Francis and Mother Frances Schervier as an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. The ceremony took place at the Santa Izabel Convent...

  • ren 00“Follow me, and I will make you fish for people” Matthew 4:19. From September 27th through October 3rd, our Temporary Professed Franciscan Sisters of the Poor held a special meeting -- a time of communion and...

  • pm30 00May God open the hearts of all the Franciscans so that we can fulfill together our vocation of being promoter of a "New heaven and a new earth” (Re. 21,1), a world which can be grounded on justice, peace and goodness of the Creation...

  • sab marina 00In this year of Healing I was given a wonderful gift: a sabbatical year without pastoral tasks or specific services. I bless the Lord and the Congregation for an opportunity that allows me to regenerate in body and soul and to renew my desire to give myself...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • a 20 br 00We opened our Assembly with a great surprise: a beautiful ceremony prepared by the Santa Isabel Community to celebrate the Bicentennial of Blessed Frances' birth, made even more exciting by the fact that we would be praying with the rosary...

  • asrlo 00For the last few months I have been participating in a project called “Chaire Gynai”, a Greek expression whose meaning in English is “Welcome to Women”.This project was inspired by Pope Francis to welcome refugee women who have children...

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