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

SAVE THE DATE! OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, February 8, 2015
1:30 to 4:00 PM with guided tours at 1:30 and 3:00 PM.
Learn firsthand what living a Consecrated Life means today and how the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor with "their feet on the streets"
have been ministering to those who are poor and marginalized for more than 170 years!
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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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