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  • Novena Prayer for the 40th anniversary of presence in Senegal

    nov 18 00The tiny seed that Mother Frances planted has grown in the Diocese of Kaolack, and has become a tree whose shadow gives comfort to ill and poor people. Like a watered plant, the foliage that is blooming in Koungheul gave seeds...

  • Ancestors in Faith

    holy nov 00This 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. "Loving God, we are very blessed today by those who journey and share with us...

  • Lend your hand to those who need it

    piazza l 00Sisters and Associates of the Franciscan of the Poor are assisting poor and homeless people by providing a “Network for Meals on the Streets.” The project involves parishes, associations and volunteers in the distribution of...

  • Journey to the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida in Brazil

    pns 00This visit by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor to the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida in Aparecida do Norte, São Paulo State, home of our beloved Mother Aparecida was a time of joy and many blessings for all...

  • Solidarity and Healing

    7ceste 00In 2016, the Diocesan Caritas movement in collaboration with the Municipality of Assisi, opened a charity store called “Seven Baskets” (“7 Ceste”). I was involved, as a  volunteer, from the very beginning. Prior to its opening...

  • Giving Thanks

    160 celebrate 00This 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. "Loving God, we are very blessed today by those who journey and share with us...

  • A Blessing of Hospitality in Dumaguete

    anne 00As I boarded the small plane from Cebu City, Philippines to Dumaguete City to meet the Sisters, I was excited and a bit anxious to experience the Sister's ministries in a different culture and environment. I retrieved my bag...

  • Welcoming remarks by Sr. Licia

    ben 0Dearest Sisters and Associates, Dearest Ruby, and Dear Br. Matthäus, May God grant us peace! Welcome to Aachen.This is an ancient city, with so much history. A city that, is a sacred place because it witnessed the birth of our charism...

  • The 2018 Chapter Begins

    CG2018Logo ENFrom September 8 – 21, 2018, the 15th General Chapter of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor will take place and examine in depth the theme: Ubuntu, Healing, Transformation: Gifts of the Risen Christ...

  • Count your Blessings

    cob2 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. "From his aboundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another...

  • Serving God through poor and suffering humanity

    nos 00Apostolic experience of the novices in the Communities: "This time has helped me to grow spiritually, as well as a humanly. It also helped me to better understand religious life with its joys, difficulties and needs...

  • An Experience of Growth

    f rose 00The Kasambahay Human Development program is a training course offered by the University of Saint Paul in Dumaguete. This year it is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The program lasts one year and classes are held every Sunday...

  • Sr. Maris Stella Footen

    maris 00Known for her quiet joy, her soft and gentle manner of speech, and her ready smile, Sr. Maris Stella loved being a nurse and a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. Kathryn was born to Joseph and Mary Clare Footen in Frostburg...

  • The Franciscan Evangelical Form of Life

    c17 00In 1968 the Congregation had 480 Perpetually Professed members: 410 in the United States; 25 in Brazil; and 45 in Italy. By December 2000, there are 186 Sisters in the Congregation, fewer than half the number thirty years before.

  • Called by the Love of God

    j 2018 tot 0For 60 years Sr. Norma Meyer, Sr. Yvonne Fackler and Sr. Bernadette Sullivan and for 50 years Sr. Teresita Samson have been serving the people of God as daughters of Mother Frances. Each of them reminds with her heart full of joy the steps... 

  • Our healing charism for wounded humanity over the new Millennium

    c16 00Since the 1990s the presence of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor has taken on new features in the US, Italy, Brazil, and Senegal, through the development of new ministries that meet the evolving needs of different social contexts...

  • The Prophecy of dialogue and healing

    fpa 00In January, the Italian area held two meetings on ‘permanent formation’ for the Sisters. Central and southern communities met in Vermicino from on January 13th and 14th, while central and northern communities met in Assisi... 

  • 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...

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