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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...

"Serve one another through love" (Gal 5:13). If in baptism we are clothed with Christ and putting on Christ means imitating his way of doing things, then our ordinary behavior is supposed to mirror Jesus: "Your attitude must be that of Christ: ...he emptied himself"

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Associate News
Day of Reflection of Mary: Virgin and Mother

May 21, 2016
On May 21st, the Associates and several Sisters met in Marian Hall for the day’s presentation about Mary by Fr. Mike Kolodziej, OFM. We sang two of my favorite songs. Our opening song was Ave Maria. At the end, we sang Hail Holy Queen. After the opening song, we prayed together, listened to two readings and said the Franciscan Crown Rosary.
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For the Month of June

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior.
For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness;
behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.
The Mighty One has done great things for us,
and holy is his name.

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Swinging for the Sisters Golf Outing Photos

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago held their 7th Annual Swinging for the Sisters on May 9, 2016. We had a great turnout this year at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Il. We also want to thank all our sponsors and donors this year for giving and participating.

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The Official Award Winning Newsletter
of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
Spring 2016 Issue

Now Available!

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Pray for 2016 Election Year

God of Life and Compassion, you have given us the gift of a free country and the gift of citizenship.  As Catholics, you have given us the responsibility to participate in working with our country and allowing the Christian values of the Gospel to lead us in all of our actions.

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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, Vice President of Mission Integration and Pastoral Care for Franciscan Ministries. 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.