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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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our website, our community, our ministry...

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

-- Mission Statement of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago


Join us for an evening of wine tasting and suds sampling.
All fundraising proceeds benefit St. Jude House

Friday, September 12, 2014

6PM - 9PM

Patrician Banquet Center
410 US 30, Schererville, IN

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Friday - September 19, 2014
Avalon Manor Banquet Center
3550 U.S. 30, Merrillville, IN 46410
We invite you to join us for a night of good food and great musical memories as we celebrate "Diamond Jubilee" a 75th Anniversary benefit for St. Anthony Home and Hospice Franciscan Communities.

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Jesus says to us in this Sunday's Gospel, "Whoever
wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up
his cross, and follow me."Right before hearing the Gospel, St. Paul says to us, "Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice. ... Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind."

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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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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.