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  • All Are Welcome

    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.

  • Ritual in Messina and Padua

    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...

  • Sister Frances Helen Delaney, SFP

    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...

  • Ritual in Rome and Vermicino

    rmv 00The atmosphere of profound meditation allowed us to feel the sacredness of this historical moment for the Congregation, so we closed the retreat by dedicating some time to a prayer of transition, which helped us understand more deeply...

  • Returning to God the gift of life

    t00"I felt a burning desire to love our Lord and serve him..." -  Blessed Frances Schervier - The years between 2002 and 2014 gave me time to think about making my definitive "yes" to God's call as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. The journey to my...

  • Ritual in Assisi and Pistoia

    r apv 00We shared our feelings and prayers regarding this transition and, by doing so, felt in communion with every other daughter and son of Mother Frances. We asked for new vocations so as to disseminate the Charism even more in Italy and beyond...

  • Year-Old Thrift Shop Offers Hope, Dignity

    ped 00First birthdays are milestones, signs that something new has flourished and lasted. First birthdays fill us with hope for the future. As Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor celebrated on December 13, 2014, the first birthday...

  • A New Challenge for a New Life

    fili00In these past few months, a few Sisters have had the opportunity to share in the life of our Mission in the Philippines. We have asked them to update us on their wonderful adventure. When Sister Licia visited Brazil and participated in our Area...

  • Sister Josetta Marie Lonnemann, SFP

    josettaOn the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2014, at 7:45am, Sr. Josetta Marie was welcomed into the arms of the God she served faithfully for sixty-five years as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor...

  • A mission worth experiencing

    f00My experience last summer in the Philippines continues to resonate in my present daily life.  I spent almost two months with Sr. Cristina and Sr. Armi in Dumaguete City. Even though I arrived during the rainy season...

  • Ritual in Dumaguete

    rd 00In our chapel in Dumaguete in September, we celebrated the ritual of the transition from New York to Rome with the prayer group of women who meet here periodically. The words of Mother Frances:  "We find God...

  • Ritual in Dakar

    rs 00The Senegal Area fulfilled its key role in the Ritual planned to accompany the transition of the General House from Brooklyn to Rome. Indeed, on Monday, November 10th, a ceremony took place at the Hallelujah Community in Dakar.

  • October 4, 2014: Irruption of God

    z 00Géneviève Ndecky, Pélagie Ilboudo and Jacqueline Flavienne Sane  entered house of formation of Keur Falls, Dakar on the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. On that same feast day, Véronique Thioune entered the prenovitiate.

  • Associates Beyond Borders

    rp 00This past May 22nd, we renewed our Covenants as Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. During our preparatory meeting with the sisters in the Saint Clare Community, we shared our proposals, our experiences with Mother Frances...

  • March against climate change

    mcc 0On Sunday, September 21 2014, more than 2,700 rallies worldwide were held, sending a strong message to the United Nations General Assembly which began its meeting in New York on September 23rd. We were among the more than...

  • Temporary Vows Renewal in Senegal

    rinnovovoti mThe Young Professed of Senegal Area met with Sr. Marie Augustine NDIONE (CCA of Senegal) at the monastery of Keur Moussa for a retreat from October 8 to October 10, 2014 to prepare themselves for the renewal of their vows.

  • A day of pure joy

    m0August 30 was truly a special day in my life, a day full of joy! After spending 5 years in Rome, I consecrated my life as a Member of the SFP family. The day I was to say ‘yes’ had come, and I felt protected and supported by...

  • 2014 LCWR Assembly

    LCWR2014 mMore than 750 Sisters attended the 2014 LCWR Assembly from August 12 to August 16 in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a very special blessing for all of us present. The theme was “HOLY MYSTERY REVEALED IN OUR MIDST”.

  • Franciscan Federation Conference

    w0The 49th annual Franciscan Federation Conference was held in St. Louis from July 18-20. The theme was: “Celebrating the Kindom Power.” Our two presenters, Margie Will OSF and Michael Crosby OFM Cap. shared their reflections with us.

  • Being Apostles of the Resurrection

    essere mOn May 4th and 5th the communities of Rome and Messina held their meeting and on May 24th and 25th, the communities of Pistoia, Assisi and Padua had their gathering. These meetings marked an important stage in the Italian...

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