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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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!

  • gma 00Throughout the year 2015, the Church is giving thanks for the gift of the consecrated life in all its forms, and the World Day of Prayer for the Vocations refreshed the fire of prayer in the hearts of the faithful. Our diocese celebrated this day...

  • in 00On Saturday May 16, 2015, during the Leadership Team meeting, we inaugurated the new Congregational House in Rome. It was an important celebration of this new chapter in the life of our Congregation, founded 170 years ago in Aachen...

  • ab 00On  January 13-15,  the Sisters of the Brazilian Area gathered at Casa São José in Goiania for our Assembly. Our meeting began with a prayer prepared and conducted by Sister Maria Helena. She also introduced the group to a technique...

  • sh 00“Shelter of hope” is a Ministry that we launched five years ago in the Philippines: it is a service of welcoming focused on helping young people who are living on the streets of Dumaguete City. In addition to offering meals...

  • e s 00All religious women and men from all the Dioceses in our country met in the region of Kaolack from January 20th  to February 1sr 2015 to celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life. These three days were filled with rich moments of reunion and...

  • sv 00What should a young person consider when choosing a vocation to the single life, married life, or consecrated religious life?  Bishop Fenwick Students Learn about Consecrated Life From Franciscan Sisters of the Poor...

  • ma 00“Live the Mission. Let it come alive in and through us.” Those words from Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, Congregational Councilor of the US Area, summed up the presentation of “Mission Alive!”—the unveiling of the Area’s and sponsored ministries’...

  • l 00‘L’ is a young woman from the Congo who came to Italy hoping that she could create a life with dignity. Her newly wed husband, a young doctor, stayed behind in their country. ‘L’ has lodged at the parish rectory in the outskirts...

  • aas 00During the week of January 23rd to the 25th, we held our Area Assembly. These annual meetings are eagerly awaited because they enable us to live the communion. To hear from another Sister who ministers on the other side of the country and...

  • m klOn Tuesday, March 9, 2015, at 2:00 pm, our Creator God welcomed Sr. Maria with a warm embrace. She served faithfully as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor for fifty-seven years, nursing the sick and helping to pioneer...

  • bf 00Here I am, in the Philippines, writing to you about my thoughts and experiences as a missionary.  After recovering from the the long trip,  I was amazed as I began to enter into a completely new reality. Everything around me felt fantastical...

  • fp 00As is the custom each year, the Italian Area, divided into two zones – Assissi and Vermicino -- met for a weekend of Permanent Formation. What resulted were days filled with the joy of meeting together...

  • ci 00Recently, our Sisters, our Associate and our lay missionaries working together as a team, held a very successful three-day SFP Vocational Mission in Brazil. They also mingled with the young, visited the sick and prayed with the elderly...

  • aw 00As part of the continuing celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) encouraged religious congregations to sponsor
an open house to share on their life and call.

  • rmp 00We plan, in the coming years, to implement our Chapter Direction: to live as Resurrected. As we exchanged the blessings, hopes and prayers, each of us experienced the healing energy of our Charism working within our group...

  • sr.Helene Francis DelaneyFollowing a yearlong illness, Sr. Frances Helen Delaney gave her life over to God on November 22, 2014. Sister lived for a few years in the Allendale Community for Senior Living in Allendale, New Jersey, where she...

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