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We're an exceptional congregation of women that share the commitment of daily prayer and serving the needy along with the joys and sorrows of life in community. We do this by ministering in the fields of senior housing, continuing care retirement communities, pastoral care, education and social services. Our life manifests the Franciscan spirit of prayer, poverty, simplicity, joy and ongoing conversion.

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ROOTED in the Gospel,UNITED in prayer and community,
WE SHARE Franciscan joy AND SERVE generously.

-- Mission Statement of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago


In 1279, after the death of her husband Boleslaw V the people of the kingdom strove in vain to
make Queen Kinga retain the reins of government and continue her charitable works such as
visiting the poor and helping the lepers. This godly woman replied that it was her intention to
retire from the world and consecrate herself wholly to Jesus Christ.

Download the July 22 Prayer Day 2: That All May be One


This Sunday's Gospel talks about the weeds sown among the wheat. This is an image of the choking human distractions and destructions all around us as we work to build up the reign of God in our world.
Wherever we look, we are keenly aware of the "weeds" in the life of our faith community which have a tendency to stifle any progress we make in our attempt to be an evangelizing faith community centered on the Eucharist.

Download July 20th issue of
What's the Word?


The Gospel this weekend speaks about the miracle of the loaves and the fishes. Too often we are so focused on the literal interpretation of the words that we lose sight of the "ecclesial" or faith-community implication of the text. The miracle of the loaves and the fishes is, for the Body of Christ, a story about what is possible within our community of believers.

Download July 27th issue of
What's the Word?



On Sunday, May 18th, the NACC presented the Outstanding Colleague Award to the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago for the support of chaplaincy and pastoral services by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Service Corporation (FSCSC). Sister M. Francis Clare Radke, Chair of the Board of Directors, accepted the award on behalf of FSCSC.
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On May 5th, we held the Swinging for the Sisters 5th Annual Golf Outing. It was a beautiful day and we had a great turnout! Thank you to all our sponsors and to everyone who participated!

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With Pope John Paul II being cannonized as a saint on April 27th, we remember our own experiences with the Holy Father. Click Here to Read More.

Click Here to view pictures of Pope John Paul II's visit to Chicago in 1979.


Two Beatification masses for Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik are held on the third Sunday of every month. One mass is held at St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in Chicago and the other is held at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse in Lemont. Click here to view the summer schedule.