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Welcome to the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, U.S. Area Website ...            

"As Apostles of the Resurrection, we will set free the healing energy of Christ in the Community of  Life.” 

The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor are an international/multi-cultural religious congregation founded in 1845 by Blessed Frances Schervier in Aachen, Germany. We work in  Brazil, Italy, Senegal, the Philippines and the United States. We are a Congregation committed to healing -- spiritually, personally, and socially. We also have 'our feet on the streets' of Cincinnati and New York City. In fact a local television station featured two of our ministries to illustrate "What's Working..." to help people. To watch the video clips, click here: Franciscan Haircuts from the Heart and also here: Tamar's Place.

The blessing of the animals on the feast of the St. Francis - October 4, 2014

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 Frances Schervier, foundress of the Congregation.


  • In carrying out the mission of Jesus, Frances Schervier saw Christ in the poor and desired to heal His wounds; that is the very core of being a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. To explore our charism, we held an internatonal healing conference in 2011. 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








To schedule your wedding in our Chapel, click here  

To connect to our Facebook page, click here

To contact the Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, click here               

To contact Franciscans for the Poor to schedule your Youth Group, click here

To explore low income living for the elderly, visit Our Lady of the Woods website

To learn about our hair care Voucher program, visit

To learn how to help, visit the

To learn more about Mother Frances' Canonization, visit Blessed             

To Schedule a venue for an event or wedding reception, visit

To view a new exhhibit of images of Mother Frances, please click here;

To make a donation, visit Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation

To acces the Franciscan Federation visit 

To read stories about healing, visit Lydia's Circle   

To explore a religious vocation, click here