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  • Embracing the difference

    af 00Hello to everyone, my name is Francesca, and I have been an associate of Franciscan Sisters of the Poor for several years. I live and work in Rome, my hometown. From 2002 to 2004 I stayed in Casetta Nova, a center for young people... 

  • James Schad

    js 00James “Jim” Schad became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 2005. After 8 years as an active Associate, (at the young age of 85 in 2013!) Jim made his permanent covenant. Jim was married; the father of five children...

  • Joseph Agricola

     

    jo 00Joseph Agricola became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1998 and made his permanent covenant September 2012.  Joe first met the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor while he volunteered at Mercy...

  • A Renewal Covenant

    rpa 00On Saturday, December 18, we celebrated Mother Frances’ feast in Padua with our friends and relatives, and with the communities of Casa Nazareth and Porta San Giacomo. It was a special occasion for Associates both because...

  • Arriving in Africa

    ec 00I have been in Africa for about a month in a small Senegalese town of Koungheul for an internship experience. I have been offering my service in Missira and Koumbidia’s “San Froçois” medical dispensary during my internship. Life in the...

  • Networking for prevention of Human Trafficking

    at 00In recent years the beautiful Italian coasts have become sadly famous for the arrival of many migrants. Many of them, men, women and children survived the long journey, many others have tragically ended their dreams, hopes and life in the sea...

  • Lucio Spinola

    lucio spinola 00Lucio Spinola became an SFP Associate on May 11, 1997, when he celebrated his Covenant as Associate, inspired in part by the example and involvement of his wife Anna Apicella, who became an Associate in 1995. He and Anna...

  • The joy of getting togheter

    lgdi 00The Associates, together with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor of the Geographical Area of Brazil, organized a festive gathering in Jataí, Goiás, on October 8, 2016, to celebrate the 35 years of the Associate program and rekindle...

  • My ‘yes’ to God

    imsd 00On Saturday September 3, 2016, three Novices, Pélagie Ilboudo, Geneviève Ndecky and Jacqueline Flavienne Sané, celebrated their First Profession in the chapel of St. Mary Magdalene in Mbao, Senegal, in the presence of our...

  • Sincere thanks for the life given

    gi us 00Over the course of 2016 some of our US Area’s sisters celebrated their Jubilee. Let us thank God for their lives and for the way they generously gave themselves to the brothers and sisters in many different ways: may the Lord grant...

  • Prayer Service for Gun Violence Prevention

    pnva 00May your presence fill us and others with the thirst for unity, wholeness, and the desire to see all people valued as created in your image and likeness.  May we, and others, receive your Shalom that we be instruments of your love...

  • Prayer for an End to Violence against Women

    pr vd 00We pray to you, Lord, on behalf of women all across the world, young girls, teenage girls, young adult and adult women, and elderly women. You are sacred, Lord, and you work wondrous things: We pray to you so that an end...

  • Celebrating Life and Mercy

    us ass 00On a beautiful Fall day, Sisters and Associates gathered in the Peace Center lobby of St. Clare Convent to “Celebrate Life and Mercy” at the 2016 Assembly Day. The Chiara room door had been transformed into our “Holy Door...

  • Strength and joy of a charism

    rmf cap aachen 00We are grateful to God and to the whole SFP family for the grace of visiting the tomb of Mother Frances and meeting her daughters in Aachen for their 30th General Chapter. They welcomed us a Sisters, and they were very thoughtful...

  • Living the Transformational Journey!

    ass wk 00On Saturday, September 24th, the Sisters and Associates in the Northeast held their Assembly Day in Warwick, New York. Srs. Jeanne Glisky and Jacinta Doyle coordinated the efforts of the day. The day was staged nicely with a welcoming...

  • Antonio Fulco

    af sfp a 00Antonio and his wife, Adele, learned about the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor through his two daughters who participated in the Youth Group led by the Sisters of the Santa Chiara Community in Messina. He became an Associate...

  • Our path of Resurrection

    cappie ric 00We want to share with you a story about rebirth and Resurrection as told to us by a married couple at an SFP family meeting. It is a real life story that enabled them to start all over again with new hope and love. Here is their story...

  • Here is my bread…

    cn 00On September 3, 2016 a small sprout popped out of the ground, grown from a seed sown in fertile ground. It was the day I began my novitiate, and it was marked by great gratitude for what God generously gave to my life. I was...

  • 2016 Covenant Ceremony

    asfp usa r 00It was a day of celebration! Associates, Sisters, family and friends came from near and far to participate in this year’s covenant ceremony. Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, CCA US Area, welcomed five new Associates to the Franciscan Sisters...

  • A time of transformation

    sfv 00After six years on the wonderful island of Sicily, a period of time spent at our Mission in the Philippines, I was given the gift of a period of rest and rejuvenation during the month of August. Grateful for the gift of this experience -- and grateful...

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