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  • Joan Hock

    joan 00Joan was born and educated in Cincinnati, OH. After raising four children with her husband, Robert Hock, Joan graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati. She then spent the next 30 years sharing her many gifts, talents, and herself as...

  • ‘Colei che sa - She who knows’ in the time of Covid-19

    ccsa320 00To keep alive the alliance between the women of "Colei che sa (She who knows)," and to support each other even at a distance during the lockdown, we created an unusual path of reflection and sharing on the Sunday Gospels. ‘WhatsApp’ has been our...

  • Experience of community and apostolic life

    00 tir senNovices Véronique Diouf and Pascaline Sarr share with us the apostolic experience they lived at the SFP communities of Koungheul and Samine, in Senegal. "My internship began with a warm welcome from the Emmaus community, which helped me to live...

  • “Generativity: gestures of closeness in times of pandemic”

    rds 2020 int 00On 9 March 2020, the Ministerial Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of Italy prohibited all forms of gathering of people in public places or in places open to the public throughout Italy in order to contain the Covid-19 virus...

  • Léopold Bianquinch

    leo 00Léopold Bianquinch was born on 3 July 1981 in Kédougou, Eastern Senegal. While still a student, he met the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor and was introduced to the Charism of Blessed Frances Schervier in 1999...

  • Work is an eternal principle

    ter 00Work and personal responsibility should guide the life of each individual, because human beings are fulfilled by what they produce, and this production should serve the common good of all. One of my functions is to develop the typical cuisine of our Region...

  • My pre-novice experience in the Kaïro community

    hon 00My name is Honorine Nadiéline. I am 27 years old -- and I have had the joy of knowing the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor since they arrived in my home parish of St. Bernadette de Temento in 2006. I was attracted by the charism of Mother Frances...

  • 2020 Italian Area Assembly: Zooming in on care

    00 zoom Zoomando sulla cura2020 is a year we will not forget. Accepting this year – and its pandemic --  has meant rethinking the way we relate to people as suggested by our Chapter Direction  “Transformed by the Risen Christ, we incarnate the Gospel, welcoming all...

  • Returning to Brazil

    ritin 00It is not easy to share my experience of returning to Brazil after two years in the Philippines. I arrived in Brazil during a moment of high tension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The political chaos faced by Brazil at the moment did not help, either...

  • John T. Pack, Sr.

    john 00John has been connected with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor since his birth when he was born at the old St. Mary’s Hospital in Cincinnati. He finished Nursing School at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton, OH. John met his future wife, Judith...

  • Our faith IS the victory that conquers the world…

    qins 00“In the past, God spoke to our ancestors… in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son.” Hebrews 1,1. The Word of God is the foundation of our faith. It tells us that God is unfailing in His love for His creation. I believe that...

  • Living well and caring for our common home

    adb 00Back in 2016, the Sisters and Associates living in Goiânia began considering an intervention project to begin caring for our common home. Keeping in mind not only our own generation and of those yet to come. To begin this project...

  • In Prison - Time is greater than space

    car 20 00The first time I went to a prison, I asked myself: ‘Will I make it?’ I went there for a specific project: helping run a sewing workshop in the women's section of the Prison of Perugia. I wondered: ‘Will I be able to talk to them? Will they snap at me?...

  • International Women's Rights Day in Senegal

    dec 00In Dakar, the 10th anniversary of International Women's Day was celebrated on March 14th 2020 with great joy and communion among women. In the diocese of Dakar, women gathered at the parish of Sainte Joséphine Bakhita...

  • Sr. Theresa Calviello, SFP

    00 TheresaSr. Theresa was a joy-filled woman who greeted each day with a happy “Alleluia” and ended each conversation with a “We pray for one another.” If friendliness is a virtue, Sr. Theresa excelled in it. By her own admission, she loved...

  • Beauty, Affection and Care - Living in wisdom and relating to our Common House

    f20 00The communities of the Italian area experienced a weekend of Continuous Membership Development. The meetings were characterized by the joy of getting together and having among us Sr. Licia Mazzia and Sr. Wilma Molinari...

  • Concrete Actions Showing Love for Mother Earth and Future Generations

    stp 00We would like to share some of the stories from the US Area Associates of what we are doing to show our love for this beautiful world and our connections with future generations as it relates to Call I of our Congregational Pastoral Plan...

  • Assembly of the Senegal area 2020

    ass sen 20 00The Assembly of the Senegal area was held at the Alleluia Community from January 23 to 26. We started the meeting by celebrating mass to give thanks to the Lord and call upon the help of His Spirit...

  • Sr. Mary Clarita Frericks, SFP

    clarita 0Sr. Clarita was a woman of boundless energy, genuine warmth, and generosity.  A woman of deep prayer and faithful service, she was always open to new ideas and sometime, even adventures.  Always listening to her heart...

  • The Church wich goes forth

    cu 00Pope Francis invited the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor to be a part of the “Church which goes forth.” This is the reason why we enthusiastically participated in an International Meeting entitled “The Church Which Goes Forth...

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