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

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Annual Pet Blessing - THIS Saturday, October 3 at 2pm. All are welcome!

In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi's love for all creatures, we would like to invite you and your pet to our annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony. The ceremony will be held in front of the Double Barn doors at the Centennial Barn (110 Compton Rd)

Feast of St. Francis of Assis - THIS Sunday, October 4th.

Lighthouse Renewal Center - A Healing Service the first Wednesday of the month. The next Healing Service will be Wednesday, October 7 in the Fr. Hilvert Center -- St. Ignatius Parish from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
Everyone is welcome.

Coffee and Conversation in Chiara Room of the Peace Center on Sunday, October 18 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.

"Live the Mission. Let it come alive in and through us." Those words from Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, Congregational Councilor of the US Area, summed up the presentation of “Mission Alive!”—the unveiling of the Area’s and sponsored ministries’ Mission Statements, Values, and Vision held April 21 in The Peace Center in Cincinnati.
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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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