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  • Work is an eternal principle

    ter 00Work and personal responsibility should guide the life of each individual, because human beings are fulfilled by what they produce, and this production should serve the common good of all. One of my functions is to develop the typical cuisine of our Region...

  • My pre-novice experience in the Kaïro community

    hon 00My name is Honorine Nadiéline. I am 27 years old -- and I have had the joy of knowing the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor since they arrived in my home parish of St. Bernadette de Temento in 2006. I was attracted by the charism of Mother Frances...

  • 2020 Italian Area Assembly: Zooming in on care

    00 zoom Zoomando sulla cura2020 is a year we will not forget. Accepting this year – and its pandemic --  has meant rethinking the way we relate to people as suggested by our Chapter Direction  “Transformed by the Risen Christ, we incarnate the Gospel, welcoming all...

  • Returning to Brazil

    ritin 00It is not easy to share my experience of returning to Brazil after two years in the Philippines. I arrived in Brazil during a moment of high tension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The political chaos faced by Brazil at the moment did not help, either...

  • John T. Pack, Sr.

    john 00John has been connected with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor since his birth when he was born at the old St. Mary’s Hospital in Cincinnati. He finished Nursing School at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton, OH. John met his future wife, Judith...

  • Our faith IS the victory that conquers the world…

    qins 00“In the past, God spoke to our ancestors… in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son.” Hebrews 1,1. The Word of God is the foundation of our faith. It tells us that God is unfailing in His love for His creation. I believe that...

  • Living well and caring for our common home

    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...

  • In Prison - Time is greater than space

    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?...

  • International Women's Rights Day in Senegal

    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...

  • Sr. Theresa Calviello, SFP

    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...

  • Beauty, Affection and Care - Living in wisdom and relating to our Common House

    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...

  • Concrete Actions Showing Love for Mother Earth and Future Generations

    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...

  • Assembly of the Senegal area 2020

    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...

  • Sr. Mary Clarita Frericks, SFP

    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...

  • The Church wich goes forth

    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...

  • A moment for those in need

    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...

  • Closure of Mother Frances’ bicentenary

    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...

  • A Very Special Day

    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...

  • My encounter with the people of God in Dumaguete

    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...

  • Consecrating life facing the problem of abuse of minors and vulnerable people

    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...

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