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  • 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...

  • nov 18 00The tiny seed that Mother Frances planted has grown in the Diocese of Kaolack, and has become a tree whose shadow gives comfort to ill and poor people. Like a watered plant, the foliage that is blooming in Koungheul gave seeds...

  • holy nov 00This 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. "Loving God, we are very blessed today by those who journey and share with us...

  • piazza l 00Sisters and Associates of the Franciscan of the Poor are assisting poor and homeless people by providing a “Network for Meals on the Streets.” The project involves parishes, associations and volunteers in the distribution of...

  • pns 00This visit by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor to the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida in Aparecida do Norte, São Paulo State, home of our beloved Mother Aparecida was a time of joy and many blessings for all...

  • 7ceste 00In 2016, the Diocesan Caritas movement in collaboration with the Municipality of Assisi, opened a charity store called “Seven Baskets” (“7 Ceste”). I was involved, as a  volunteer, from the very beginning. Prior to its opening...

  • 160 celebrate 00This 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. "Loving God, we are very blessed today by those who journey and share with us...

  • anne 00As I boarded the small plane from Cebu City, Philippines to Dumaguete City to meet the Sisters, I was excited and a bit anxious to experience the Sister's ministries in a different culture and environment. I retrieved my bag...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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... 

  • 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...

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