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.
Sr. Grace Miriam Pleiman with Wanda, one of Tamar Place's clients
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
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