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  • 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...

  • Working in harmony

    cs4 00Sr. Marie Augustine, attended a training session on Human Resources Development. She has found it so interesting that she asked the presenter, Madam Kama Cécile who is a university professor, to come and share...

  • Through the eyes of Mother Frances

    am 00My name is Emanuele, my wife is Giorgia, we have two children and we all are part of the great family of Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. We participated in the meetings for families and in the activities of the community...

  • Forum on Consecrated Life

    asap 00It was organized by the regional union of Conferences of Superiors of Western Africa. Delegates from sixteen countries, among others Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, participated in it...

  • The extraordinary gift of healing

    pau 00Dumaguete Kahupayan Center, Inc. is a Pastoral Care and Counseling Center for women and children in the Diocese of Dumaguete. It aims to create a space where women children and other individuals will be respected, where they can...

  • A Moment to Focus on Our Lives

    cccs 18 00The idea of I Colori di Colei che sa (“The Colors of She, who knows”) takes its cue from the experience of service at the ‘Bread for the Poor’ charity. In cooperation with the Order of Friars Minor Conventual in Padua...

  • Building the future together

    as18 00The Senegalese general assembly took place this year from 27 to 30 January 2018. Sr. Licia Mazzia, our Congregational Minister, Sr. Anne Claire Kabore and Sr. Jacqueline Flavienne Sané, both of whom are members of the...

  • Sr. Rose Carmel Berberich, SFP

    rose carmel 00Despite declining health and the loss of hearing in her later years, Sr. Rose Carmel Berberich was an excellent communicator of what mattered in life. With a twinkle in her eye and a smile upon her lips, she managed to...

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