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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. Please take a few minutes to explore our website, our community, our ministry.

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago - 125 years of Loving, Joyful Ministry - Part 10 - The Tenth Period

The tenth period of the history of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago covers the years of 2005 to 2014. For the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago this period contained numerous inspirational moments. After the Chapter of 2009 the Sisters worked together to create a new vision statement to carry their congregation into the future. A year later they forged a new mission statement, "Rooted in prayer and com-munity, we share Franciscan joy and serve generously." Click Here to Read More (Below: The 2009 vision statement displays a loom on the background of the San Damiano cross, symbolically capturing the words of the statement.)

FSC Associate Day of Reflection
Who is God? Who am I? Who are we?
Presenter: Sr. Joyce Shanabarger, OSF
by Mary Mosser, FSC Associate

After Mass, we met in Marian Hall. Our August Day of Reflection prepares us for the October Devotional Renewal as Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.

Sr. Joyce used bio-poems to help us answer the question - Who am I? A bio-poem is a poem written to describe a person. We received a handout with instructions on how to write a bio-poem and a sample bio-poem about Rosa Parks.

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Dedication Mass and Blessing
at Ancora Memory Support

On Tuesday, July 16, the Most Rev. Bishop Nelson J. Perez, Bishop of Cleveland, celebrated a Dedication Mass in the new Portiuncula Chapel in Ancora Memory Support at Mount Alverna Village. The Mass was followed by a blessing of the rehabilitation and life enrichment center, both on the Mount Alverna Village campus in Parma. Click Here to Read More

The 2019 Peacemaker Award

This year the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago selected their foundress, Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, as the recipient of the 2019 Peacemaker Award.

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This year our annual dinner dance is a special event honoring the 125th Anniversary of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. We hope you can come celebrate with the Sisters on this memorable night!
Location: The Crystal Grand Banquets, 12416 S Archer Ave, Lemont, IL 60439
$70 Per Person or $600/Table for Ten
Arrival: 6:00 p.m. / Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Dinner will be served and entertainment will be provided by the Together Band.
Call (630) 243-3556 for More Information and Download a flyer here

Jubilee 2019

Sister M. Rosemary Ferus
70 years as a Franciscan Sister of Chicago!

Sister M. Rosemary Ferus was born on May 10, 1931 in East Chicago, Indiana, and entered religious life on August 12, 1949. Sister became a postulant on February 2, 1950 and was then assigned to teach second grade at Five Holy Martyrs in Chicago, Illinois. Sister became a novice on August 12, 1950.

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Jubilee 2019

Sister M. Josetta Kuczmarski
75 years as a Franciscan Sister of Chicago

Congratulations and God's blessings to
Sister M. Josetta Kuczmarski who is celebrating her 75th anniversary as a Franciscan Sister of Chicago. Sister M. Josetta Kuczmarski was born on May 29, 1924 in Conway, Massachusetts and entered religious life on July 26, 1944.

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Please Visit our Website Honoring
our Foundress!


Our Official Website for the Cause of Beatification for the foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik.

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago is a congregation of Catholic women living the Gospel life and dedicated to serving others for 124 years. We serve the people of God through works prompted by our charism: care for children, the sick, the infirm, and the elderly; and pastoral and social services.

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago have adapted to the changing needs of society and expanded and refocused its ministry to respond to the changing needs of those served. The ability and need to serve continues to evolve and we are responding with new ministries in the areas of affordable housing, home health, hospice, and various community benefit services.

Guided by its Franciscan spirit, The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago celebrate life and are committed to joyful, compassionate service.