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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)

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...

jac 00The “concept” of Co-Membership was accepted at our 1980 General Chapter. I was elected to Congregational Leadership as a Councilor for the first time at that same Chapter. We grew together. As the concept developed and took...

pan et 00In my work I try to live the charism of Mother Frances: to heal the wounds of Christ in this suffering world by establishing a friendly relationship with the sick, the poor and all the people that surround me and by serving my sick brothers and sisters...

dic a tuttiThis year marks the 35th Jubilee of the SFP Associates. Some of them wanted to share their experience of “being presence” in their everyday life."I am a lucky guy… I have a job that I have been training for all of my life, but...

ez 00When I read the biography of Blessed Frances Schervier, the words of her friend Gertrude made a great impression on me: "The Lord wants you to leave your paternal home and your family to save souls and heal His wounds."

aab 00Joy, enthusiasm, personal commitment and perseverance are signs that lay people have embraced charism of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Congregation.  Twenty years ago, we willingly and enthusiastically accepted the call to heal...

rpas 00A spirit of renewal and welcome infused the annual Associates Covenant Ceremony, held August 23 at St. Clare Chapel in St. Clare Convent in Cincinnati. The gathering of Associates and Sisters marked the renewal of Covenants...

ped 00First birthdays are milestones, signs that something new has flourished and lasted. First birthdays fill us with hope for the future. As Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor celebrated on December 13, 2014, the first birthday...

rp 00This past May 22nd, we renewed our Covenants as Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. During our preparatory meeting with the sisters in the Saint Clare Community, we shared our proposals, our experiences with Mother Frances...