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  • A New Challenge for a New Life

    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...

  • Sister Josetta Marie Lonnemann, SFP

    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...

  • A mission worth experiencing

    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...

  • Ritual in Dumaguete

    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...

  • Ritual in Dakar

    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.

  • October 4, 2014: Irruption of God

    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.

  • Associates Beyond Borders

    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...

  • March against climate change

    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...

  • Temporary Vows Renewal in Senegal

    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.

  • A day of pure joy

    m0August 30 was truly a special day in my life, a day full of joy! After spending 5 years in Rome, I consecrated my life as a Member of the SFP family. The day I was to say ‘yes’ had come, and I felt protected and supported by...

  • 2014 LCWR Assembly

    LCWR2014 mMore than 750 Sisters attended the 2014 LCWR Assembly from August 12 to August 16 in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a very special blessing for all of us present. The theme was “HOLY MYSTERY REVEALED IN OUR MIDST”.

  • Franciscan Federation Conference

    w0The 49th annual Franciscan Federation Conference was held in St. Louis from July 18-20. The theme was: “Celebrating the Kindom Power.” Our two presenters, Margie Will OSF and Michael Crosby OFM Cap. shared their reflections with us.

  • Being Apostles of the Resurrection

    essere mOn May 4th and 5th the communities of Rome and Messina held their meeting and on May 24th and 25th, the communities of Pistoia, Assisi and Padua had their gathering. These meetings marked an important stage in the Italian...

  • The Aachen Pilgrimage 2014, 20-29 June

    pellegrinaggio mUnder the standard, Go to the land I will show you (Gen. 12, 1), more than 100,000 pilgrims came to the Aachen Cathedral to venerate the sacred relics kept there since the time of Charlemagne. History has it that Charlemagne...

  • Celebrating Associate Covenants

    celebrating mOn Sunday, August 24th about 80 people gathered in St. Clare Convent Chapel to celebrate our Annual Covenant Ceremony. The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor welcomed with great joy Joan Hock, Pam Rouster, Nancy Smith...

  • Lift up your heads, O gates, that the King of glory may enter

    portes mDuring the month of May, the Senegal Area experienced some important moments: the blessing of the chapel of the Community of Samine and the Covenants of the Associates. To be more precise, Germaine Diouf renewed...

  • Give and it will be given to you

    date mI am Sr. Mara Bellutta and on April 26 2014 I consecrated my life to God in the family of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. In the months leading up to this date, many people asked if I was afraid of dedicating the rest of...

  • Some Comments on the Brazilian Area Assembly

    commenti m“Our Area Assembly took place, in Goiânia, Goiás. Assemblies are always a time of grace and spiritual growth for us - individually and as a group. We were joyfully welcomed our Congregational Minister, Sister Licia...

  • Assembly 2014: Being Apostles of the Resurrection Today

    ausa mOur 2014 Assembly, “Embracing the Call to be Apostles the Resurrection,” began with a warm welcome by Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, and a prayer ritual during which Associate Gloriajean Wallace called each participant...

  • Learning a New Way of Being

    imparando mSarah Hellmann, Keith Pfaller, Maria Meyer, Cassandra Drennen, and Caroline Drennen had a great immersion trip to Senegal to visit the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor (SFP) and their ministries March 2-11, 2014.

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