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  • mission20 00In the end of the month that commemorated the life and work of Saint Francis of Assisi, I was invited to participate in a mission. Although we Catholics live in the ‘mission as of the moment’ when we are first baptized...

  • cbse 000“Our Lord has already done a lot for you.” (Blessed Frances Schervier). Mother Frances gathers her daughters from the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor of Saint Francis and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in a single family...

  • 0rdsgpOn the occasion of the World Day of the Poor, we attended the a concert held in the Vatican at “Raggi di Sole,” our daytime center for the homeless. It was touching and exciting to see this big Hall full of people...

  • 00 FeedingProgram“School feeding not only fills stomachs, but has a proven track record of boosting enrolment, attendance and academic performance. For just pennies a day per child, this program changes lives – and ultimately can impact the futures...

  • vie 0To help build a sustainable society for all, we participated in a training session from November 23rd to the 24th on the measures to be taken to help in various types of abuse. Among the things we could do were to help reduce...

  • gtgp 00Last September at the wonderful 1500s charterhouse in Avigliana, we participated in a formation course  presented by “Casacomune” (Common house) of the Abele Group a non profit organization headed by father Luigi Ciotti...

  • sao 00We celebrated the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on October 6th with the parish and all those who received services from the projects undertaken at our Centro de Formação Francisca Schervier (CFFS) in Goiânia...

  • lucia m p 00My experience of ministering in prison in a foreign country at first was frightening. I kept thinking that I could contribute to these women deprived of their physical freedom. On the first day I was accompanied by...

  • cel21 00In 2019 the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Blessed Frances Schervier, foundress of the Congregation, born on January 3, 1819. A special year, called the “Year of Healing” is announced...

  • papr 00Upon entering the prison, I felt myself starting to sweat — one, because it was hot, and two, I was nervous. I had never been in a prison or jail before and had an idea of what to expect from the books our class read but the prison...

  • rfsen 000The title of this article was the theme of a Franciscan retreat held from September 1st through the 7th 2019. Thirty-five religious women and men gathered at the Monte Tabor Spiritual Center of the Franciscan Sisters of the...

  • woh 00When I was a child, I have so many things in my mind that I wanted to do when I grow up, one of those is to serve other people as what I can see my parents does to others and I want to emulate them. I saw how diligent they are...

  • apa 00It was with great joy that, on August 11th, 2019, I officialized my commitment to follow on the footsteps of Saint Francis and Mother Frances Schervier as an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. The ceremony took place at the Santa Izabel Convent...

  • ren 00“Follow me, and I will make you fish for people” Matthew 4:19. From September 27th through October 3rd, our Temporary Professed Franciscan Sisters of the Poor held a special meeting -- a time of communion and...

  • pm30 00May God open the hearts of all the Franciscans so that we can fulfill together our vocation of being promoter of a "New heaven and a new earth” (Re. 21,1), a world which can be grounded on justice, peace and goodness of the Creation...

  • sab marina 00In this year of Healing I was given a wonderful gift: a sabbatical year without pastoral tasks or specific services. I bless the Lord and the Congregation for an opportunity that allows me to regenerate in body and soul and to renew my desire to give myself...

  • associate jason bruns 01I was blessed to have been selected to participate in a cultural exchange learning tour to Kolkata, India from April 25th to May 5th. Myself and 13 others who are associated with Ten Thousand Villages (TTV) or Mennonite Central Committee visited...

  • patto us 19 00Blessings and congratulations to six Associates who made their Covenants in Cincinnati, OH. Jason Bruns, Christian Jenkins, and Judith Mohr renewed their Covenants; Debra Downing made her initial Covenant; and Beverly and Brian Clipson...

  • a 20 br 00We opened our Assembly with a great surprise: a beautiful ceremony prepared by the Santa Isabel Community to celebrate the Bicentennial of Blessed Frances' birth, made even more exciting by the fact that we would be praying with the rosary...

  • asrlo 00For the last few months I have been participating in a project called “Chaire Gynai”, a Greek expression whose meaning in English is “Welcome to Women”.This project was inspired by Pope Francis to welcome refugee women who have children...

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