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  • Sister Mary David Mulroy, SFP

    md mulroyAngels gathered around the bedside of Sister Mary David Mulroy shortly after midnight on Thursday, September 24, 2015, and prepared to return her spirit to the One who created her as promised sixty-nine years ago at her...

  • Sister Rita Marie Donnelly, SFP

    rmd aAlways friendly and outgoing, Sister Rita Marie Donnelly lived with a song on her lips. Known for her impromptu serenades and dance, Sister Rita Marie brought Franciscan—and Irish—joy wherever she went. In her final hours...

  • Responding to God’s Love, a Franciscan Moral Vision

    ffc 00Nearly 245 Franciscan Sisters, Brothers, and Associates explored various aspects of Franciscan moral and political thinking at the 2015 annual conference of the Franciscan Federation of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Assisi in the USA...

  • 50 years in service to my brothers and sisters

    ihpg 00"Rejoice in the Lord!"  In this year dedicated to Consecrated life, I wish to express my joy and gratitude to God in unity with the Church, while celebrating my 50 Years of Consecration to the Lord, in service to my brothers and sisters...

  • Associates Renew Covenants, Welcome New Associates

    rpas 00A spirit of renewal and welcome infused the annual Associates Covenant Ceremony, held August 23 at St. Clare Chapel in St. Clare Convent in Cincinnati. The gathering of Associates and Sisters marked the renewal of Covenants...

  • Ponder ~ Consider ~ Savor

    june 00In the space of eight days I received three words for my journey this year. At Pinecroft New Year eve liturgy Fr. Pat reflected on Mary and her posture of ‘pondering’. He suggested that few people would ever choose ‘ponder’...

  • Vocational Camp in Samine

    cvs 00As part of the activities organized for our vocational ministry for years, we organized a camp in our Kaïro Community of Samine, in Casamance. The camp is designed to both deepen Christian life and to help young women discern...

  • Inspired by the Example of Sisters

    bushelman mThis year Clara Bushelman has celebrated 15 years of her First Covenant as an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. For many years, says Clara, she was associated with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor through her life...

  • Attracted by Evident Joy and Pervasive Wisdom

    brownlee mThe joy evident among Sisters and Associates attracted Mary Ann Brownlee to become an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor 25 years ago. “I admired the intellectual planning and implementation of your discernment...

  • Walking

    Camminando mThe hymn that closed the Jubilee Mass of the US Area’s 2015 Assembly reminded Sisters and Associates to be the light of the world to others and to “Go Make a Difference.” This year Karen Skillman has celebrated 30 years of her First Covenant...

  • Surrender Your Comfort Zone, Engage with Others

    a usa 00Like the disciples who were asked repeatedly to step out of their comfort zones as they encountered the Risen Christ, US Area Sisters and Associates were challenged during their 2015 Assembly to surrender their comfort zones and engage in ministry...

  • Breathing in the Spirit: Embracing Our Giftedness

    nacar 00A retreat gives people time to look inward and reflect on one’s life journey and to discern some next steps. Attending the 2015 North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR) retreat May 26‒29, 2015, provided opportunity...

  • Jubilee of Sister Maria Atorino

    gi ma 00I have felt blessed by God for calling me to follow Jesus in the family of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. I am grateful that I have been called to follow in the footsteps of Mother Frances to care for the poor and the suffering...

  • Blessed by God's love

    ben mOn May 3rd, 2015, during the Area Assembly, we took a moment to celebrate our sisters’ jubilees. We thanked God for His faith and His infinite love…And for this occasion, we asked our sisters to share something...

  • Today like yesterday, my vow to Him for my lifetime

    angi 00Sr. Angiolina celebrated her diamond jubilee on the 31st of May 2015 in Mbao, Senegal at the Santa Maria Maddalena Parish. The day was marked by a solemn Mass, during which Sr. Angiolina, grateful to God for her faith, celebrated...

  • “Franciscan Feet on the Streets” Airs on WLRU Radio

    ht 00The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in the US Area have kicked off “Franciscan Feet on the Streets,” a new live, weekly radio show featuring stories of the Sisters and their ministries. The radio program debuted August 4...

  • Sister Margaret Agnes Ferri, SFP

    ma ferri 00Lovingly known as “Sr. Margie,” Sr. Margaret Agnes Ferri lived a long, fruitful life according to the Gospel. Her quiet, generous, and peaceful personality characterized her sixty-three years of ministry throughout her life...

  • On the Path of God...with gratitude

    nov 00On May 30 in Vermicino, two young women said “yes” to God: Carmen and Roberta. Roberta entered the Novitiate and Carmen the Pre-Novitiate. Their faith and trust in God helps our religious Family continue to spread the culture of...

  • Vatican II: Remembering the Future in Washington

    ccw 00At the May 21-24, 2015 theological conference titled “Vatican II, Remembering the Future: Ecumenical, Interfaith and Secular Perspectives on the Council’s Impact and Promise,” 270 participants form every continent gathered in Washington DC to...

  • Celebration of 170 Years at Aachen

    ap 00The bells ring out the festivities as we arrive at the Aachen Convent, reflecting the joy of the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis who welcome us as we joined them to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the founding of our Congregations!

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