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  • Healing and Forgiveness

    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...

  • With St. Francis in the footsteps of Jesus

    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...

  • A connection with God

    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...

  • My Covenant With Mother Frances

    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...

  • Being witnesses and means for the love of God

    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...

  • 30 years of Franciscans International: memory and prophecy

    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...

  • A time of healing and regeneration

    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...

  • Serving God

    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...

  • The meaning of a Covenant

    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...

  • Living in the present, returning to our root

    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...

  • Welcome to Women

    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...

  • Women: A Gift of God

    00 8marSenegalese women would like to share with us their experiences and hopes for a total emancipation of women, especially in African countries, in the occasion of Women’s Day (8th March 2019). Refugee and immigrant women in Senegal celebrated...

  • Sr. Marie Veronica Mulligan, SFP

    mullligan 00Murial Alice was born on October 21, 1921 in New York City. She was one of four children born to her parents, Susan and Patrick Mulligan. At a young age, she experienced the death of both of her parents. Murial graduated...

  • A New Breath of Life

    glicini 00The possibility of bringing Mother Frances’ healing’s gifts to everyone is limitless and borderless. For about two years, I have been serving in a community in Pistoia (Italy) that helps young women who are addicted...

  • Brazil, a 10-month gift experience

    emcb 00It was a truly grace filled time that filled my heart with joy. God helped me see things in a new light -- different points of view gave me a deeper understanding of the Church and of who I am. I feel a deep gratitude and great responsibility for it...

  • Spreading our wings, through the grace of God

    esp fili 00I am Ma Josefa Taoc 23y/o aspirant in the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Congregation here in the Philippines. I am for now only one journeying with the Sisters so, when I heard that there will be girls who will be staying...

  • Jeannette Nosal

    nosalAssociate Jeannette Nosal passed to God on April 12, 2019, in Schenectady, NY. Her long journey back to God was blessed with the gift of 97 years of life. A faithful relationship with her God, the Congregation, and a loving family...

  • A lifelong mission

    voe 00On saturday 2nd February 2019, on the Presentation of Jesus, we celebrated the Temporary Professions of Sisters Anne Marie Coulidiati and Christiane Diedhiou. Let us bless and thank God who always calls laborers to work to God’s field...

  • In the Footsteps of Mother Frances: a lifetime dedicated to the poor

    gi 19 00Sr. Betty Igo, Sr. Mary Maloney, Sr. Ann Cecile Albers, Sr. Mary Lawrence, Sr. Beth Rindler joyfully celebrate their Jubilees. The kindness, the goodness, the generosity, and the image of God shine through their life of love...

  • Meeting together with “Colei che sa”

    ccs4l 00This project began in 2013 at Casetta Nova in Frascati (Rome) and it is dedicated to women over 35 who wish to nourish their spiritual and human life with new languages of body, mind, heart and soul. The Mother Frances’ charism...

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