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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.


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


Franciscan Sisters of Chicago - 125 Years of Loving, Joyful Ministry - Part Eight - The Eighth Period, 1985 to 1994

The eighth period of the history of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago covers the years of 1985 to 1994. For the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago this period began just after the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the congregation.
(The Tau Sign of St. Francis - The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago created a Home Office to link their varied sponsored ministries. This later became the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Service Corporation, a registered entity in the State of Illinois. The corporate logo features the Tau sign of St. Francis.
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World Day of Prayer - September 1st

In 2015, after the publication of his encyclical Laudato Si', Pope Francis established September 1 as an observance for the Catholic Church of prayer for the care of creation. Despite our sins and the daunting challenges before us, we never lose heart. In the words of Pope Francis, "The Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us... for he has united himself definitively to our earth, and his love constantly impels us to find new ways forward." Let us pray today and throughout the year.
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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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FSC Associate Group Day - Teilhard de Chardin
"His-story/our story"
Presenter: Sr. M. Francis Clare Radke, OSF 
by Mary Mosser, FSC Associate

After Mass, we met in Marian Hall for our Associate Day. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French philosopher, paleontologist and Jesuit priest, was the topic for our FSC Associate Group Day. Sr. Francis Clare, our guest speaker, used a poem by Chardin called "Trust in the Slow Work of God" as our opening prayer. Sister asked us to close our eyes while she read the poem to us.

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Madonna High SchoolAlumnae
Reunion Mass and Reception
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Mass followed by reception
Location: Our Lady of Victory Convent
11400 Theresa Drive, Lemont, IL

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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!

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 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.