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  • adol 2017 00About three years ago, two parishes in Pistoia, Italy -- St. Benedetto and St. Francesco -  worked together to produce a growth experience for the teenagers who just had confirmed. There were about fifteen of them, and it was a challenge...

  • af 00Hello to everyone, my name is Francesca, and I have been an associate of Franciscan Sisters of the Poor for several years. I live and work in Rome, my hometown. From 2002 to 2004 I stayed in Casetta Nova, a center for young people... 

  • js 00James “Jim” Schad became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 2005. After 8 years as an active Associate, (at the young age of 85 in 2013!) Jim made his permanent covenant. Jim was married; the father of five children...

  • jo 00Joseph Agricola became an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1998 and made his permanent covenant September 2012.  Joe first met the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor while he volunteered at Mercy...

  • rpa 00On Saturday, December 18, we celebrated Mother Frances’ feast in Padua with our friends and relatives, and with the communities of Casa Nazareth and Porta San Giacomo. It was a special occasion for Associates both because...

  • ec 00I have been in Africa for about a month in a small Senegalese town of Koungheul for an internship experience. I have been offering my service in Missira and Koumbidia’s “San Froçois” medical dispensary during my...

  • at 00In recent years the beautiful Italian coasts have become sadly famous for the arrival of many migrants. Many of them, men, women and children survived the long journey, many others have tragically ended their dreams...

  • lucio spinola 00Lucio Spinola became an SFP Associate on May 11, 1997, when he celebrated his Covenant as Associate, inspired in part by the example and involvement of his wife Anna Apicella, who became an Associate in 1995. He and Anna...

  • lgdi 00The Associates, together with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor of the Geographical Area of Brazil, organized a festive gathering in Jataí, Goiás, on October 8, 2016, to celebrate the 35 years of the Associate program and rekindle...

  • imsd 00On Saturday September 3, 2016, three Novices, Pélagie Ilboudo, Geneviève Ndecky and Jacqueline Flavienne Sané, celebrated their First Profession in the chapel of St. Mary Magdalene in Mbao, Senegal, in the presence of our...

  • gi us 00Over the course of 2016 some of our US Area’s sisters celebrated their Jubilee. Let us thank God for their lives and for the way they generously gave themselves to the brothers and sisters in many different ways: may the Lord grant...

  • pnva 00May your presence fill us and others with the thirst for unity, wholeness, and the desire to see all people valued as created in your image and likeness.  May we, and others, receive your Shalom that we be instruments of your love...

  • pr vd 00We pray to you, Lord, on behalf of women all across the world, young girls, teenage girls, young adult and adult women, and elderly women. You are sacred, Lord, and you work wondrous things: We pray to you so that an end...

  • us ass 00On a beautiful Fall day, Sisters and Associates gathered in the Peace Center lobby of St. Clare Convent to “Celebrate Life and Mercy” at the 2016 Assembly Day. The Chiara room door had been transformed into our “Holy Door...

  • rmf cap aachen 00We are grateful to God and to the whole SFP family for the grace of visiting the tomb of Mother Frances and meeting her daughters in Aachen for their 30th General Chapter. They welcomed us a Sisters, and they were very thoughtful...

  • ass wk 00On Saturday, September 24th, the Sisters and Associates in the Northeast held their Assembly Day in Warwick, New York. Srs. Jeanne Glisky and Jacinta Doyle coordinated the efforts of the day. The day was staged nicely with a welcoming...

  • af sfp a 00Antonio and his wife, Adele, learned about the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor through his two daughters who participated in the Youth Group led by the Sisters of the Santa Chiara Community in Messina. He became an Associate...

  • cappie ric 00We want to share with you a story about rebirth and Resurrection as told to us by a married couple at an SFP family meeting. It is a real life story that enabled them to start all over again with new hope and love. Here is their story...

  • cn 00On September 3, 2016 a small sprout popped out of the ground, grown from a seed sown in fertile ground. It was the day I began my novitiate, and it was marked by great gratitude for what God generously gave to my life. I was...

  • asfp usa r 00It was a day of celebration! Associates, Sisters, family and friends came from near and far to participate in this year’s covenant ceremony. Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, CCA US Area, welcomed five new Associates to the Franciscan Sisters...

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