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  • 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...

  • Healing in ourself

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    For I will restore to you and heal you of your wonds. Says the Lord.  (Jeremiah 30:17)

     

    We share our healing prayer...

  • Clara E. Bushelman

    Clara mClara was one of eight children (5 brothers and 2 sisters), born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was 93 years old. Clara felt she was never too old to set another goal to reach out to help others in need, and in her own words...

  • A dream come true

    pl 00Finally, on November 18, we officially inaugurated our new community, Perfetta Letizia. Everything was carefully prepared; the chapel was decorated in a harmony of colors. The prayers and songs were augmented with simple gestures...

  • Santo Nino Festival

    nin 00At Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, NY, was celebrated on January 12,2019 as a was part of the Brooklyn Diocese Ministry to Filipino Immigrants. The origin of the feast relates to the gift given by Ferdinand Magellan...

  • Why we said "Yes" to God

    ren 00The consecrated life is an immense - and free - gift from God: one which needs maintenance and daily renewal if the disciple is to answer it truthfully. This question for Christ’s disciples is a genuine challenge. Nonetheless, on...

  • Novena Prayer for the 40th anniversary of presence in Senegal

    nov 18 00The tiny seed that Mother Frances planted has grown in the Diocese of Kaolack, and has become a tree whose shadow gives comfort to ill and poor people. Like a watered plant, the foliage that is blooming in Koungheul gave seeds...

  • Ancestors in Faith

    holy nov 00This year, as Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, we celebrate 160 years of presence in the United States. With joy and gratitude we share our prayer. "Loving God, we are very blessed today by those who journey and share with us...

  • Lend your hand to those who need it

    piazza l 00Sisters and Associates of the Franciscan of the Poor are assisting poor and homeless people by providing a “Network for Meals on the Streets.” The project involves parishes, associations and volunteers in the distribution of...

  • Journey to the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida in Brazil

    pns 00This visit by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor to the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida in Aparecida do Norte, São Paulo State, home of our beloved Mother Aparecida was a time of joy and many blessings for all...

  • Solidarity and Healing

    7ceste 00In 2016, the Diocesan Caritas movement in collaboration with the Municipality of Assisi, opened a charity store called “Seven Baskets” (“7 Ceste”). I was involved, as a  volunteer, from the very beginning. Prior to its opening...

  • Giving Thanks

    160 celebrate 00This year, as Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, we celebrate 160 years of presence in the United States. With joy and gratitude we share our prayer. "Loving God, we are very blessed today by those who journey and share with us...

  • A Blessing of Hospitality in Dumaguete

    anne 00As I boarded the small plane from Cebu City, Philippines to Dumaguete City to meet the Sisters, I was excited and a bit anxious to experience the Sister's ministries in a different culture and environment. I retrieved my bag...

  • Welcoming remarks by Sr. Licia

    ben 0Dearest Sisters and Associates, Dearest Ruby, and Dear Br. Matthäus, May God grant us peace! Welcome to Aachen.This is an ancient city, with so much history. A city that, is a sacred place because it witnessed the birth of our charism...

  • The 2018 Chapter Begins

    CG2018Logo ENFrom September 8 – 21, 2018, the 15th General Chapter of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor will take place and examine in depth the theme: Ubuntu, Healing, Transformation: Gifts of the Risen Christ...

  • Count your Blessings

    cob2 00 This year, as Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, we celebrate 160 years of presence in the United States. With joy and gratitude we share our prayer. "From his aboundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another...

  • Serving God through poor and suffering humanity

    nos 00Apostolic experience of the novices in the Communities: "This time has helped me to grow spiritually, as well as a humanly. It also helped me to better understand religious life with its joys, difficulties and needs...

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