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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)

altIn his covenant, Nino expressed the desire to “. . . live our charism fully and forever, offering and praying for all the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, new vocations and for the poor.” Antonino (Nino) Cama was an Associate since 1994.

altAmanda Mary Knecht and Allen James Mettert welcomed their fifth child, Mary Jane, on September 23, 1927 in New Castle, Indiana. Mary Jane was also greeted by her sister Ann and brothers John, Russell and Allen. Allen Senior supported...

altSr. Rosalita attended St. Mary School of Nursing in Quincy, IL, to prepare for service in the Congregation’s health care ministry. While in Quincy, Sister attended Quincy College taking courses that would transfer to the University of Dayton...

altInscribed in the ring that Sr. Marilyn Fischer wore for nearly forty-five years following her Perpetual Profession to serve God as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor are the words of St. Francis of Assisi, My God and My All.

altWhen Mary Virginia was invested with the habit of the Congregation, she was given the name Sister Claudia. Sister professed First Vows on September 8, 1946, and made her Perpetual Profession on September 8, 1951.

altOn August 1, 1970, Sister Moira pronounced Perpetual Vows of Obedience, Poverty, and Celibacy as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. Her Profession was indeed a glorious day, filled with joy amid her Sisters, relatives and friends...

altAfter completing a program in Clinical Pastoral Education, Sr. Joanna joined the pastoral care staff at Providence Hospital (now Mercy Franciscan Mt. Airy). In 1975, she was the first woman to be certified by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.

altShe ministered to the poor by begging for food and other necessities and visiting the sick. At this time she also began taking college courses that would prove to be foundational to her future ministries. On September 8, 1948...

altOur gentle little Sister Coletta Goetz lived by the words of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels.  In reflecting on her life one might say that she was a living gospel. In the early hours of February 20, 2009, Jesus called this diminutive Sister...