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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...


Many a thing, many a person, many a situation can get us down. The sharp-edged opinions of others, the complaining of a family member, the criticism of a boss or a superior, the avoidance of a neighbor, the shunning of peers, the anger of other motorists, the impatience of fellow shoppers (the list can go on and on...) can do a number on our self-esteem and our inner serenity. Realizing this reality and knowing how sensitive certain nerve endings are for us, we hear in this weekend's second reading what St. Paul says Jesus told him: "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness."


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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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. Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.

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Jesus, Creator of the world,
Of humankind Redeemer blest;
True God of God, in whom we see
The Father's image clear expressed:
That self same love which made the sky,
Which made the sea, and stars, and earth,
Took pity on our misery,
And broke the bondage of our birth.
O Jesus, in your Heart divine
Shall that same love forever glow,
Forever mercy to us all
From that exhaustless fountain flow.

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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

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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.