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  • adb 00Back in 2016, the Sisters and Associates living in Goiânia began considering an intervention project to begin caring for our common home. Keeping in mind not only our own generation and of those yet to come. To begin this project...

  • car 20 00The first time I went to a prison, I asked myself: ‘Will I make it?’ I went there for a specific project: helping run a sewing workshop in the women's section of the Prison of Perugia. I wondered: ‘Will I be able to talk to them? Will they snap at me?...

  • test ENFrom today through May 31, 2020, we invite you to fill out an online survey that we have prepared to evaluate our Congregational website. You can find it through following the link. The survey is open to all and your participation...

  • dec 00In Dakar, the 10th anniversary of International Women's Day was celebrated on March 14th 2020 with great joy and communion among women. In the diocese of Dakar, women gathered at the parish of Sainte Joséphine Bakhita...

  • 00 TheresaSr. Theresa was a joy-filled woman who greeted each day with a happy “Alleluia” and ended each conversation with a “We pray for one another.” If friendliness is a virtue, Sr. Theresa excelled in it. By her own admission, she loved...

  • f20 00The communities of the Italian area experienced a weekend of Continuous Membership Development. The meetings were characterized by the joy of getting together and having among us Sr. Licia Mazzia and Sr. Wilma Molinari...

  • stp 00We would like to share some of the stories from the US Area Associates of what we are doing to show our love for this beautiful world and our connections with future generations as it relates to Call I of our Congregational Pastoral Plan...

  • ass sen 20 00The Assembly of the Senegal area was held at the Alleluia Community from January 23 to 26. We started the meeting by celebrating mass to give thanks to the Lord and call upon the help of His Spirit...

  • clarita 0Sr. Clarita was a woman of boundless energy, genuine warmth, and generosity.  A woman of deep prayer and faithful service, she was always open to new ideas and sometime, even adventures.  Always listening to her heart...

  • cu 00Pope Francis invited the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor to be a part of the “Church which goes forth.” This is the reason why we enthusiastically participated in an International Meeting entitled “The Church Which Goes Forth...

  • mission20 00In the end of the month that commemorated the life and work of Saint Francis of Assisi, I was invited to participate in a mission. Although we Catholics live in the ‘mission as of the moment’ when we are first baptized...

  • cbse 000“Our Lord has already done a lot for you.” (Blessed Frances Schervier). Mother Frances gathers her daughters from the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor of Saint Francis and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in a single family...

  • 0rdsgpOn the occasion of the World Day of the Poor, we attended the a concert held in the Vatican at “Raggi di Sole,” our daytime center for the homeless. It was touching and exciting to see this big Hall full of people...

  • 00 FeedingProgram“School feeding not only fills stomachs, but has a proven track record of boosting enrolment, attendance and academic performance. For just pennies a day per child, this program changes lives – and ultimately can impact the futures...

  • vie 0To help build a sustainable society for all, we participated in a training session from November 23rd to the 24th on the measures to be taken to help in various types of abuse. Among the things we could do were to help reduce...

  • gtgp 00Last September at the wonderful 1500s charterhouse in Avigliana, we participated in a formation course  presented by “Casacomune” (Common house) of the Abele Group a non profit organization headed by father Luigi Ciotti...

  • sao 00We celebrated the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on October 6th with the parish and all those who received services from the projects undertaken at our Centro de Formação Francisca Schervier (CFFS) in Goiânia...

  • lucia m p 00My experience of ministering in prison in a foreign country at first was frightening. I kept thinking that I could contribute to these women deprived of their physical freedom. On the first day I was accompanied by...

  • cel21 00In 2019 the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Blessed Frances Schervier, foundress of the Congregation, born on January 3, 1819. A special year, called the “Year of Healing” is announced...

  • papr 00Upon entering the prison, I felt myself starting to sweat — one, because it was hot, and two, I was nervous. I had never been in a prison or jail before and had an idea of what to expect from the books our class read but the prison...

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