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  • Let Our Hearts Be Thankful

    st f 00The season of Fall, a season of surrender, reminds us to be receptive to every transformation. Transformation continually invites us towards the future. The Calls of our last General Chapter invited us, as a Congregation, to embrace...

  • Sr. Mary Virginia Schreiner, sfp

    m virginiaAfter a lifetime of faithfully responding to her desire “to love God and serve as God wills” (words written when she was 23 years old), Sister Mary Virginia slipped into God’s loving embrace in the morning hours of November...

  • Fathers' Day Celebration

    Rel 00At APAI, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Daycare and Formation Center in Pires do Rio, we celebrate Fathers' Day every year by bringing the children and their parents together. Each year the institution tries to do this...

  • Blessing and Dedication of Sr. Claudia Burke Center for Hope

    cbc 01Blessing and Dedication of Catholic Charities’ Newly Refurbished Sr. Claudia Burke Center for Hope. In the absence of Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, Sr. Karen Hartman and I were asked to represent our Congregation at...

  • Their eyes radiate glory

    glory 00Funeral of Our Sisters Mary Virginia and Daniel Marie, November 6th, 2017. This past Wednesday morning, God invited our sisters Mary Virginia and Daniel Marie home forever. Their passing, like their lives was quiet and yet quite full...

  • Sister Daniel Marie Meade, SFP

    Meade mAlways attentive to the voice of God and the call to move whenever God called, Sr. Daniel Marie let go of her life in Cincinnati to be embraced by the God she loved for a new Life in Eternity, on the morning of Tuesday, November 1...

  • Transitus of St. Francis

    tsf 00As evening drew near, the Sisters and Associates gathered in the Assisi Room of the Peace Center at St. Clare Campus to commemorate the Transitus of St. Francis. We began with a short period of quiet prayer, so that we...

  • Sharing Gifts and Solidarity

    lbr 00It was in 1983 that I was invited by our dear Sister Cristina Martins to volunteer at Jataí Day Care Center and Kindergarden for poor children. At that time, our family was going through a very difficult and painful time, as we were...

  • United...despite the differences

    ab 00On July 31st and August 1st, the employees of Apai - various programs for needy childern and adolescents in Pires do Rio, Brazil - gathered for a meeting. They planned activites for the next two-month period and the discussed...

  • Jubilee Sr. Judith Ann Nagy

    jj 00For 50 years, Sr. Judy Nagy has served the people of
  God as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Sr. Judy entered the
  Congregation from her home parish of Blessed
  Sacrament. From her early youth, she had a sense of...

  • Blessed In Gratitude

    mg 00On August 22, 2017, the feast of the Queenship of Mary about 50 Sisters, staff, friends and gardeners gathered for the dedication of the Marian Garden on St. Clare Campus for those Sisters who pioneered or maintained our healing presence...

  • TransFormAction

    abr 00The theme of the 2017 Brazilian Area Assembly was TransFormAção, meant to be an invitation for us to leave our comfort zones in order to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters, in yet another annual celebration and formation...

  • Wishing to grow together

    Il desiderio mI first met the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1991.  I offered to help Sr. Giuliana by spending some hours volunteering for a Caritas project on behalf of Roma people. As it turned out, I ended up volunteering for almost ten years...

  • Jubilee Sr. Grace Frances Strauber

    gfs 00Sr. Grace Frances Strauber celebrates 70-years as a 
follower of our foundress Frances Schervier as a 
  Franciscan Sister of the Poor. Born and raised in New York, Sr. Grace Frances entered the Congregation in 1947 and made...

  • Marian Pilgrimage

    Pop mFor the 129th time, the Church’s family of God in Senegal, made a Pilgrimage of Faith and Penitence on the hills of Our Lady of the Deliverance in Poponguine. The occasion was in remembrance of the 25th anniversary of the visit of St. Pope... 

  • On the trail of Mother Frances’ Charism

    mfm 00In recent years, Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have been reflecting on ways to involve more lay people in the journey of the Congregation. For this reason, we prepared a ‘Charism formation journey’ to promote knowledge of Blessed...

  • Searching for God’s project

    vw fil 00From 12 to 14 May in Dumaguete, Philippines, six young girls from different parts of the Negros Oriental Island visited us for a ‘vocation weekend’. Their arrival at our community brought great joy. Together we spent...

  • No one should have no one

    00elEach day in our communities and neighborhoods, there are people who are lonely and forgotten. It is not uncommon for a senior to be in a nursing facility or group home and have no one to oversee see their care...

  • In the heart of Mercy

    sol 00The graces of Pope Francis’ year of Mercy continue to challenge us to the concrete love of our poor brothers and sisters. Hélène Senghor, our aspirant Associate of the Kaïro Community (Samine) and I try to live out the corporal actions...

  • Beatification of Frances Schervier

    c 12 00Mother Frances Schervier dies on December 14, 1876, in Aachen, Germany. The Congregation immediately records the details of her last illness, death, and funeral. Sisters are encouraged to record and share their memories... 

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