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  • 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...

  • 00 8marSenegalese women would like to share with us their experiences and hopes for a total emancipation of women, especially in African countries, in the occasion of Women’s Day (8th March 2019). Refugee and immigrant women in Senegal celebrated...

  • mullligan 00Murial Alice was born on October 21, 1921 in New York City. She was one of four children born to her parents, Susan and Patrick Mulligan. At a young age, she experienced the death of both of her parents. Murial graduated...

  • glicini 00The possibility of bringing Mother Frances’ healing’s gifts to everyone is limitless and borderless. For about two years, I have been serving in a community in Pistoia (Italy) that helps young women who are addicted...

  • emcb 00It was a truly grace filled time that filled my heart with joy. God helped me see things in a new light -- different points of view gave me a deeper understanding of the Church and of who I am. I feel a deep gratitude and great responsibility for it...

  • esp fili 00I am Ma Josefa Taoc 23y/o aspirant in the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Congregation here in the Philippines. I am for now only one journeying with the Sisters so, when I heard that there will be girls who will be staying...

  • nosalAssociate Jeannette Nosal passed to God on April 12, 2019, in Schenectady, NY. Her long journey back to God was blessed with the gift of 97 years of life. A faithful relationship with her God, the Congregation, and a loving family...

  • voe 00On saturday 2nd February 2019, on the Presentation of Jesus, we celebrated the Temporary Professions of Sisters Anne Marie Coulidiati and Christiane Diedhiou. Let us bless and thank God who always calls laborers to work to God’s field...

  • gi 19 00Sr. Betty Igo, Sr. Mary Maloney, Sr. Ann Cecile Albers, Sr. Mary Lawrence, Sr. Beth Rindler joyfully celebrate their Jubilees. The kindness, the goodness, the generosity, and the image of God shine through their life of love...

  • ccs4l 00This project began in 2013 at Casetta Nova in Frascati (Rome) and it is dedicated to women over 35 who wish to nourish their spiritual and human life with new languages of body, mind, heart and soul. The Mother Frances’ charism...

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    For I will restore to you and heal you of your wonds. Says the Lord.  (Jeremiah 30:17)

     

    We share our healing prayer...

  • Clara mClara was one of eight children (5 brothers and 2 sisters), born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was 93 years old. Clara felt she was never too old to set another goal to reach out to help others in need, and in her own words...

  • pl 00Finally, on November 18, we officially inaugurated our new community, Perfetta Letizia. Everything was carefully prepared; the chapel was decorated in a harmony of colors. The prayers and songs were augmented with simple gestures...

  • nin 00At Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, NY, was celebrated on January 12,2019 as a was part of the Brooklyn Diocese Ministry to Filipino Immigrants. The origin of the feast relates to the gift given by Ferdinand Magellan...

  • ren 00The consecrated life is an immense - and free - gift from God: one which needs maintenance and daily renewal if the disciple is to answer it truthfully. This question for Christ’s disciples is a genuine challenge. Nonetheless, on...

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