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  • The wounderful circle of life

    j 2018 all 0In the Us geographic area Sr. Clarita Frericks, Sr. Marie Clement Edrich, Sr.  Mary Louise Jacobs, Sr. Dorothy Ann Bolser and Sr. Frances Rose Kregg celebrate their 75th and 70th Jubilee as Franciscan Sistsers of the Poor...

  • The franciscan family’s pilgrimage

    mfrs 00The Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary, the Friars Minor, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, their Associates and friends, and other adherents of the Franciscan spirituality, made a pilgrimage with the theme: "Welcoming the Other"...

  • Counting our Blessings

    cob 00 This year, as Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, we celebrate 160 years of presence in the United States. With joy and gratitude we share our prayer. "Allow the light and the healing presence of Christ to shine brightly through your lives...

  • Working in harmony

    cs4 00Sr. Marie Augustine, attended a training session on Human Resources Development. She has found it so interesting that she asked the presenter, Madam Kama Cécile who is a university professor, to come and share...

  • Through the eyes of Mother Frances

    am 00My name is Emanuele, my wife is Giorgia, we have two children and we all are part of the great family of Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. We participated in the meetings for families and in the activities of the community...

  • Forum on Consecrated Life

    asap 00It was organized by the regional union of Conferences of Superiors of Western Africa. Delegates from sixteen countries, among others Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, participated in it...

  • The extraordinary gift of healing

    pau 00Dumaguete Kahupayan Center, Inc. is a Pastoral Care and Counseling Center for women and children in the Diocese of Dumaguete. It aims to create a space where women children and other individuals will be respected, where they can...

  • A Moment to Focus on Our Lives

    cccs 18 00The idea of I Colori di Colei che sa (“The Colors of She, who knows”) takes its cue from the experience of service at the ‘Bread for the Poor’ charity. In cooperation with the Order of Friars Minor Conventual in Padua...

  • Building the future together

    as18 00The Senegalese general assembly took place this year from 27 to 30 January 2018. Sr. Licia Mazzia, our Congregational Minister, Sr. Anne Claire Kabore and Sr. Jacqueline Flavienne Sané, both of whom are members of the...

  • Sr. Rose Carmel Berberich, SFP

    rose carmel 00Despite declining health and the loss of hearing in her later years, Sr. Rose Carmel Berberich was an excellent communicator of what mattered in life. With a twinkle in her eye and a smile upon her lips, she managed to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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