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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...

In Loving memory of
Sister M. Marifilia Strzycki
(Eleanore Strzycki)

Born: February 11, 1920
Entered Religious Life: December 7, 1938
Born into Eternal Life: September 22, 2015

Click Here to Read her Eulogy

On this special day when we Franciscans celebrate
the solemnity of our holy father St. Francis of Assisi, I
would like to reflect with you on some of the prayers
and scripture readings from this feast day Mass

Let us be very much on our guard that, under the guise of some reward or assistance, we do not lose or take our mind away from God. But, in the holy love which is God, I beg all my brothers [and sisters], both the ministers and the others, after overcoming every impediment and putting aside every care and anxiety, to serve, love, honor and adore the Lord God with a clean heart and a pure mind in whatever way they are best able to do so, for that is what He wants above all else.


Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the
Altar. Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.

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

Download our Save the Date post card

Sister Lois Marie Rossi, Sister, Sister Jean Therese Jarosz, Sister M. Dorothea Micek, and Sister Doloria Kosiek reflect and discuss on hearing God's Call and joining the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.

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The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago and the Sisters of St. Casimir have had a bond over the years. Recently it was discovered that bond goes back even further to the beginning days of the formation of their congregations. The story came to light with a beautiful statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Jubilee August 2015

Congratulations to Sister Joseph Marie Zenda on
60 years of being a Franciscan Sister of Chicago!

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and view pictures of her Jubilee Mass

20th Annual St. Jude House Halloween Benefit
Saturday, October 24
10 AM - 3 PM by appointment

The event will be held at Edda Taylor Photographie
Courthouse Square, Suite 304, Crown Point, IN 46307

A donation of $25 includes (2) 5x7
and (8) wallet photos
To schedule an appointment call (219) 662-9500

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St. Jude House - 20th Anniversary Celebration Friday, November 20, 2015

Patrician Banquet Center
410 E. Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN

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At the entrance of Our Lady of Victory Convent on the corner of Walker and Theresa Drive stands a testimonial to world peace: The FSC Peace Pole. This Peace Pole serves as a monument to inspire others to spread the message and prayer of world peace.

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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

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.


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.