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What joy for us when,
after having lived well here upon earth,
we shall all meet again in that beautiful heaven!
Let us try hard and pray for une onother
so that glorious goal for which we were created. (Mother Frances Schervier)

mendozaSmall in stature but big in heart and a giant in her commitment as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor, Sr. Mary Immaculate Mendoza quietly and determinedly served the poor for more than fifty-seven years. Most people who encountered....

arr 0The life of Sr. Ann Regina brings to mind the woman in the Scripture who struggled for many years with an illness that could not be cured by earthly physicians. As Sister’s body weakened many people held her in loving prayer.

bill 0“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40. Associate William “Bill” Spencer surely heard these words often throughout his life and as he entered...

sr th H 0When a young woman enters the convent doors with the persistent desire to give her life over to God, she does so with faith and trust that it is a mutual love between herself and her God. At an early age, Sr. Therese Martin began to pursue...

ellen dOur Lord called Sister Ellen at age twenty-one to bring healing to others and to serve the poor. Sister Ellen heeded that call and for most of her seventy years with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor she cared for patients as a nurse...

md mulroyAngels gathered around the bedside of Sister Mary David Mulroy shortly after midnight on Thursday, September 24, 2015, and prepared to return her spirit to the One who created her as promised sixty-nine years ago at her first profession...

rmd aAlways friendly and outgoing, Sister Rita Marie Donnelly lived with a song on her lips. Known for her impromptu serenades and dance, Sister Rita Marie brought Franciscan—and Irish—joy wherever she went. In her final hours...

ma ferri 00Lovingly known as “Sr. Margie,” Sr. Margaret Agnes Ferri lived a long, fruitful life according to the Gospel. Her quiet, generous, and peaceful personality characterized her sixty-three years of ministry throughout her life as a Franciscan Sister...

m klOn Tuesday, March 9, 2015, at 2:00 pm, our Creator God welcomed Sr. Maria with a warm embrace. She served faithfully as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor for fifty-seven years, nursing the sick and helping to pioneer advances in cardiac care...

josettaOn the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2014, at 7:45am, Sr. Josetta Marie was welcomed into the arms of the God she served faithfully for sixty-five years as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. About five months prior to...