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)

 

 

Sister Claudia Burke , SFP

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.

Sister Moira Doherty , SFP

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...

Sister Joanna Burkhart, SFP

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...

Sister Marie Heitkamp, SFP

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...

Sister Coletta Goetz, SFP

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...

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