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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

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