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  • Kathleen Pergue

    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...

  • From the wound to healing

    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...

  • Sister Mary Arleen Bourquin, SFP

    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...

  • Joy on a transforming journey

     man 00Joy was the energy that motivated us and transformed us on our journey together, united in Mother Frances, who continues to inspire our healing gestures, creativity and love toward the most vulnerable people

  • Being gift

    Esdon 00“Being gift” to circulate the Life and the healing energy that is generated from service. Some of our Associates shares their journey with us on the occasion of this special year during which we celebrate their Jubilee...

  • Connected to the Jubilee of Mercy

    giub ad 00In answer to the call of the Holy Father for the faithful to participate fully in this Jubilee Year of Mercy (April 22cd and the 25th), people from all over the world came to Rome – and many boys and girls from different italian towns...

  • Healing and Mercy Circles - Dialogue

    dialogo 02 mSo he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.

  • Hope's journey

    tp hj 00Tamar’s Place is a SFP ministry located in one of the roughest areas in Cincinnati known as Over the Rhine (OTR). I began volunteering with Sister Grace Pleiman who is the director of Tamar’s in the spring of 2012.

  • Philippine Mission

    pa 00“What joy for us when, after having lived well here upon earth, we shall all meet again in that beautiful heaven!” - Frances Schervier - It's a blessing to be a part in the congregation’s pioneering effort to set up the mission in the Philippines...

  • With Blessing and Gratitude

    as c 00In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, this year marks the 35th anniversary of the Associate Relationship with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. It is the year in which our Church around the world opens its doors with mercy. What better...

  • Visit to the General House

    vgr 00From April 17th to the 23rd, the General Leadership of the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis visited the SFP General House. It was a beautiful event that also was meaningful to the history of our Congregations that we wanted to share with all...

  • Us, poor instruments

    pan et 00In my work I try to live the charism of Mother Frances: to heal the wounds of Christ in this suffering world by establishing a friendly relationship with the sick, the poor and all the people that surround me and by serving my sick brothers and sisters...

  • Healing Circles - Justice

    giust 00O Cross of Christ, today too, we see you in simple men and women who live their faith joyfully day in and day out, in filial observance of your commandments. Some newspaper images are put at the center of the circle. Each of the participants...

  • Sharing the charism of Mother Frances

    dic a tuttiThis year marks the 35th Jubilee of the SFP Associates. Some of them wanted to share their experience of “being presence” in their everyday life."I am a lucky guy… I have a job that I have been training for all of my life, but...

  • Prophets of Dialogue and Healing in the Church and the World

    aa it 16 00We met in Vermicino for our Area Assembly; our objective was to deepen our first Chapter Call - To Be Prophets of Dialogue and Healing in the Church and throughout the World. We used the symbol of a “Door”...

  • “If You Didn’t Care about Us, Who Would?”

    tp 00In solidarity with the Blue Heart Campaign that is committed to stopping human trafficking, the US Area in February is promoting awareness of Tamar’s Place, a sponsored ministry that provides hospitality for women...

  • Legacy Days 2015

    L Days 00Our very first Legacy Days for the US Area employees were held the first week of October 2015 with the theme: “Legacy Days: 170 Years Celebrating Our Mission.” Part of the Legacy Days activities included distribution to employees...

  • Like the Spring being reborn

    clp 0I like to think of our Congregation as a garden made of a wide variety of flowers, each with a different fragrance. Even the scents of the ones who have withered away are still steeped in the memory of many people…

  • Twenty years of Love

    aab 00Joy, enthusiasm, personal commitment and perseverance are signs that lay people have embraced charism of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Congregation.  Twenty years ago, we willingly and enthusiastically accepted the call to heal...

  • "Wake up the World"

    smgr 00"Soul, be strong! Persevere, be faithful! Bear fruit, wake up the world!" A Meeting of International Young Consecrated Persons called “Wake Up the World” was held in Rome from September 15 to 19 2015 – a highly anticipated event.

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