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vita nel mondoAssociates share the Sisters’ charism, and are called to share it with the world.

In Service of the Lord...

and renewed in the Spirit of Francis, we commit ourselves to...

"Follow faithfully in the footprints of Our Lord Jesus Christ"
              (Cf. Rule 8, 25)

"Witness to the gospel by word and work"
              (Cf. Rule 9, 29)

"Announce peace in our words and in our hearts"
             (Cf. Rule 9, 30)

ccs 00Last year in Padua, during a pastoral activity, some young participants and Sisters went to meet a woman who attended a project called, “The Colors of She who knows.” It is an experience that involves migrant women of different...

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... 

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...

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...

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...

asfp sen 00Our Jubilee started with a Prayer Vigil led by a Franciscan friar who spoke to us about Saint Francis, as man of God, brother of men, and friend of the poor. The following morning we had a beautiful celebration with Father Vincent, our...

thedivin mOn the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Sfp Associates, some of them wanted to share the fruit of this transforming journey. They represent 155 years of faithfulness and dedication to the mission and charism of the Franciscan Sisters...

Esdon 00“Being gift” to circulate the Life and the healing energy that is generated from service. Some of our Associates shares their journey with us on the occasion of this special year during which we celebrate their Jubilee...

as c 00In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, this year marks the 35th anniversary of the Associate Relationship with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. It is the year in which our Church around the world opens its doors with mercy. What better...

lostile 00The 35th Jubilee of our Associates: an opportunity to  celebrate our SFP family in the spirit of simplicity, humility, joy and service. Over the course of my years as an associate, I have come to more clearly understand the vision, mission and charism...