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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.

 

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...

cinziapreview “Has it ever happened to you that you feel at the center
At the center of everything, at the center of this universe
And as the world goes around, let it go around...

date mI am Sr. Mara Bellutta and on April 26 2014 I consecrated my life to God in the family of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. In the months leading up to this date, many people asked if I was afraid of dedicating the rest of ...

4preview When I reflect on my experiences of poverty in my life, I immediately remember the past, which greatly contributed to my conviction that poverty is so much more than renouncing material possessions.

sIn preparing this article, we decided to talk about some experiences of our women in formation -- those just beginning to learn what it is to be a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. I think all of these young women share Sr. Sophie...

 suorepreview The women in formation gathered in June in the United States to attend a seminar sponsored by the Congregation entitled “Sowing Seeds of Healing.” For two weeks they were exposed to various opportunities to get to know one another...

jacqueline mMy soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. The Lord leaned over me and opened wide the door to a new life. I give thanks for God’s serene gaze and free love. The consecration of my life to God...

1preview It is October 6 and here I am about to take a new step in my journey as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. After years of temporary vows and formation, the moment has come for me to say “yes” forever.

sophie mOn Saturday, June 8, 2013, on the island of Fadiouth, one of the most picturesque places in Senegal (62 miles from Dakar), an extraordinary event took place. One of the daughters of Fadiouth said her yes to God forever.

5preview I learned many things during the 2011 Healing Conference. Here is a point that stays with me from Sr. Antonietta Potente’s presentation: our attitude towards those whom we commonly call “the poor”...