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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...


Since you have cast aside all those things which, in this deceitful and turbulent world, ensnares their blind lovers, love him totally Who gave Himself totally for Your love. His beauty the sun and moon admire; and of
his gifts there is no limit in abundance, preciousness, and magnitude. I am speaking of Him Who is the Son of the Most High, Whom the Virgin brought to birth and remained a virgin after His birth.

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Let us pray: Lord Jesus Christ, listen to our prayers as we ask for your mercy, for, when we celebrate the memorial of our salvation and worship you in your Eucharistic Presence, may this sacrament join all your people together, relieve them of all division and dissent, and fill them with the bequest of your love who live and reign for ever and ever.

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The development of the "Bread of Life" theme on this Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time deals with the opportunists who seek out Jesus just to get something in return, calls for a whole renewal of one's mind-set in following the Lord, and squarely places Jesus himself as the content and the reason for true nourishment: "I am the bread of life; comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst".


Please Join us for this year's Autumn Banquet on October 16, 2015
at DiNolfo's Banquets of Homer Glen 14447 West 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL.

Live Band Performance by The Together Band

Call: (630) 243-3556 for More Information

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The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago held their 6th annual Swinging for the Sisters Golf Outing on May 11, 2015 at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, IL.

Thanks to all for giving and participating! Please click below to see photos from the event.

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Leader: With this holy rosary, let us enter into the
mysteries of Jesus' life through the prayer, example, and motivation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Reader: "We know that God makes all things work together for the good of those who have been
called according to his decree.

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Please visit the Catholic Health Association page. On this page you will find a video on their statement of identity as well as a link to their website with more downloadable content

Visit the Catholic Health Association page here


Sister M. Bernadette Bajusick, General Minister of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago reflects on our foundress, Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik.

You can view the video by either clicking on the play button on the left or by clicking here.


The Sisters celebrated their 120th anniversary on December 8th. Please watch our anniversary video featuring a brief history on the Sisters, a retrospective photo gallery of them through the years, and a celebration message from the associates who work with the Sisters.



Please listen to Horizons, a radio ministry program sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago on Sundays at 6:30 a.m on WIND 560 AM The Answer or again at 11:00 a.m. on WYLL AM 1160.

Horizons is hosted by Dawn Mayer, Director of Mission Integration and Pastoral Care at the Village of Victory Lakes. Father George Kane, a retired priest from the Archdiocese of Chicago is a regular guest on the program as well.


MotherTheresaDudzik.com

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 120 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.