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“Everything really depends on how well you use your lifetime…” - (Bl. Frances Schervier)

 

nuova generazioneThe sentence holds simple words, with profound meaning. The next generation might even tell us that this sentence reflects what matters most for them: to be real, to be relevant to the world that encircles their lives, to be in relationship based on love and to be willing to offer a radical response to all of life.

 

 

In a world society where life commitments are tested and constantly questioned, fifteen young women boldly said a profound “yes” to God -- with their very lives. These women are teachers, social workers, therapists, pastoral ministers and doctors from Italy, Brazil and Senegal.

 

 

They are in Formation with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor: the next generation of the daughters of Blessed Frances Schervier. They want to be a healing presence for our fragile world and wounded creation.

 

cn 00On September 3, 2016 a small sprout popped out of the ground, grown from a seed sown in fertile ground. It was the day I began my novitiate, and it was marked by great gratitude for what God generously gave to my life. I was...

nov 00On May 30 in Vermicino, two young women said “yes” to God: Carmen and Roberta. Roberta entered the Novitiate and Carmen the Pre-Novitiate. Their faith and trust in God helps our religious Family continue to spread the culture of...

aachen pilgrim 00"The central image of a poor person breaking bread,” Roberta, a novice, tells us, “is, for me, an invitation to seek Jesus in the weakest, most abandoned and marginalized people. I feel it as a daily, beautiful way to see His face in a brother...

t00"I felt a burning desire to love our Lord and serve him..." -  Blessed Frances Schervier - The years between 2002 and 2014 gave me time to think about making my definitive "yes" to God's call as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. The journey to my final profession...

ben f 00My name is Francesca and I come from a small town in the province of Cosenza. I met the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor through the Step by Step program, which I first attended in May 2014. At the end of last October I came to the Youth Center...

z 00Géneviève Ndecky, Pélagie Ilboudo and Jacqueline Flavienne Sane  entered house of formation of Keur Falls, Dakar on the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. On that same feast day, Véronique Thioune entered the prenovitiate.

smgr 00"Soul, be strong! Persevere, be faithful! Bear fruit, wake up the world!" A Meeting of International Young Consecrated Persons called “Wake Up the World” was held in Rome from September 15 to 19 2015 – a highly anticipated event.

rinnovovoti mThe Young Professed of Senegal Area met with Sr. Marie Augustine NDIONE (CCA of Senegal) at the monastery of Keur Moussa for a retreat from October 8 to October 10, 2014 to prepare themselves for the renewal of their vows.

avsl 00After an eleven year journey with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, the day of my Perpetual Vows finally arrived: a day of thanksgiving in which I fully surrendered to God’s Will. God came to greet me with the rising sun. I woke to the joyful...

m0August 30 was truly a special day in my life, a day full of joy! After spending 5 years in Rome, I consecrated my life as a Member of the SFP family. The day I was to say ‘yes’ had come, and I felt protected and supported by...