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  • cappie ric 00We want to share with you a story about rebirth and Resurrection as told to us by a married couple at an SFP family meeting. It is a real life story that enabled them to start all over again with new hope and love. Here is their story...

  • cn 00On September 3, 2016 a small sprout popped out of the ground, grown from a seed sown in fertile ground. It was the day I began my novitiate, and it was marked by great gratitude for what God generously gave to my life. I was...

  • asfp usa r 00It was a day of celebration! Associates, Sisters, family and friends came from near and far to participate in this year’s covenant ceremony. Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, CCA US Area, welcomed five new Associates to the Franciscan Sisters...

  • sfv 00After six years on the wonderful island of Sicily, a period of time spent at our Mission in the Philippines, I was given the gift of a period of rest and rejuvenation during the month of August. Grateful for the gift of this experience -- and grateful...

  • C 10 00The 1968 General Chapter was the Congregation’s Renewal Chapter, following the Second Vatican Council. One of the decisions made was to move the house of government from Rome to the United States on an experimental basis...

  • pfm 04The families with whom the SFP in Messina have been working met in Savoca for the last weekend event of the year. In the morning, each couple was invited to come up with a creative way to represent these three stages...

  • a bra 16 00The Brazilian Area Assembly held at the Frances Schervier Formation Center in Goiania counted with the participation of our Congregational  Minister, Sr. Licia Mazzia, our Area Councilor, Sr. Maria Helena Carvalho, all the Sisters  and our Associates...

  • aachen pilgrim 00"The central image of a poor person breaking bread,” Roberta, a novice, tells us, “is, for me, an invitation to seek Jesus in the weakest, most abandoned and marginalized people. I feel it as a daily, beautiful way to see His face in a brother...

  • asfp sen 00Our Jubilee started with a Prayer Vigil led by a Franciscan friar who spoke to us about Saint Francis, as man of God, brother of men, and friend of the poor. The following morning we had a beautiful celebration with Father Vincent, our...

  • laudato mI praise and thank the Lord for all the gifts he has given me in my daily life. Today, in particular, I would like to praise and thank him for the 35th Anniversary of the Congregational Program of the Associates and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor...

  • Mallory mEileen A. (nee Doyle) Mallory became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 2015. She had volunteered at the Franciscan Peddler since its inception. She would come on her designated days with MORE donations...

  • thedivin mOn the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Sfp Associates, some of them wanted to share the fruit of this transforming journey. They represent 155 years of faithfulness and dedication to the mission and charism of the Franciscan Sisters...

  • asg 00In all societies education is paramount. Nowadays education tends to be underestimated because of the needs of society: the cost of life and especially the loss of a sense of family are the source of many problems. It is in this...

  • gr pl 00Scripture tells us "no one knows the day or hour" when God will call us home. We strive as human beings, to the best of our abilities, to live fully in the days that are ours. Sr. Grace Miriam received the unexpected news of her cancer...

  • Feed 00Just twenty-five days after my arrival in Dumaguete City, it is with great joy that I share with you all what I have been witnessing since I have been here, in the Philippines . In this short period of time, I have been able to enjoy...

  • coletta 00A soul who was ever faithful, Sr. Coletta Chalk left this life as she had lived it, quietly and peacefully. She had her own earthly resurrection experience three years prior, when due to health complications she was at the door of death.

  • pan val 0I learned that it is possible to act as charitable apostles even though one owns nothing. How does this happen? In a very easy way, just being myself, in all aspects. I learned not to be ashamed of the situation I am experiencing. All of...

  • kp t 0Kathleen Pergue – At the age of 91, an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have experienced a great loss of one of their most active and dedicated associates. It was early 2000 when Kathleen was a member of the same...

  • Famiglie Roma 2016 00From April 23 to 25 we gathered in Frascati, at the Centro Papa Giovanni XXIII, for the Family Conference of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor on the theme: from the wound to the healing, between fragility...

  • arleenIn the midst of an unexpected diagnosis of cancer in the late fall of 2015, Sr. Arleen appeared to want to fight for every moment of life. She was brave enough to undertake two complete rounds of treatment, continually remaining...

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