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

Sunday of Pentecost


In the spirit of the Resurrection, we are happy to share some reflections on Easter Time, prepared by the Areas and the Congregational Mission together with the Poor Sisters of St. Frances. Perhaps you'll want to continue on your Lenten Journey or start a new journal for your "Easter Journey" - which will take us to Pentecost Sunday.

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April 28th is the Feast of the Beatification of Mother Frances.
                                                                                      Please celebrate through prayer with us!
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Painting It Forward Parties...

Rev up your creativity with a Painting It Forward Party! Local artist and Art for All People director Sarah Hellmann will guide you through creating a featured painting with simple step-by-step instructions. Bring home a masterpiece that is exclusively yours. 100% of the proceeds of Painting It forward Parties benefit Art for All People (a ministry sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor.) For details and to schedule an event, please contact director Sarah Hellmann.

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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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