The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, U.S. Area

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Lighthouse Renewal Center -
A Healing Service the first Wednesday of the month. The next Healing Service will be Wednesday, November 4 in the Fr. Hilvert Center -- St. Ignatius Parish from 7:30pm to 9:00pm: "Healing the Family Tree." See how our family history influences each of our lives, whether we are aware of this or not. There ismuch good that we have inherited, but there are also some areas that need healing because of the lives of our relatives which, through many generations, can affect us physically and mentally. If you think it's all in the past and you can't do anything about it -- THIS IS not true! God wants to heal the bitter roots from our past. Everyone is welcome!

Adoration - The first Friday of the Month
after Mass until 4:00pm. Everyone is welcome!

Coffee and Conversation in Chiara Room of the Peace Center on Sunday, November 15,  following the 10:00am Mass at St. Clare Chapel. What a great opportunity to meet our sisters, explore our history and share stories over coffee and refreshments. Everyone is welcome! Bring your family and friends.

"Hours of Gratitude" 
Sunday, November 22. Adoration 2:00--4:00pm concluding
with Vespers at 4:00pm.
As part of the Year of Consecrated Life the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor are extending an invitation to warmly welcome everyone! Harpist, Dr. Diane Schneider will play intermittent music throughout the time of Adoration. She is well known for her therapeutic music via the Mayo Clinic Harp Therapy Study. 

Unwrapping the Gifts of Advent - Saturday, December 5, 9:00am-12 Noon presented by Sr. Melannie Svoboda, SND. (Peace Center) For more information and to RSVP call Joan: 513-761-9040x112.


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The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor are an international/multi-cultural congregation founded in 1845 by Blessed Frances Schervier in Aachen, Germany. We minister to people in  Brazil, Italy, Senegal, the Philippines and the United States. We are a Congregation committed to healing -- spiritually, personally, and socially. As religious women in the Roman Catholic Church, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor follow a Gospel way of life through public vows of consecrated celibacy, poverty and obedience in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi and Blessed Frances Schervier, foundress of the Congregation. 

  • In carrying out the mission of Jesus, Blessed Frances Schervier saw Christ in the poor and desired to heal His wounds: that is at the very core of being a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor offer their talents and resources entirely to God for the creative healing of women and men in need.  
  • In keeping with our Foundress' commitment to the disenfranchised, we have a special place in our hearts for those who have been victimized by human trafficking today. click here



"As Apostles of the Resurrection, we set free the healing energy of Christ in the community of life." 

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