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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 the second reading for this weekend St. Paul says,
"We proclaim Christ crucified the power of God and the wisdom of God." What does it mean to proclaim Christ crucified, to carry the cross? We know that the aim of our life is the kingdom of heaven, everlasting life, the newness of resurrection. We know that the path to this resurrection is the way of the cross.

Download March 8th issue of What's the Word?

Lent is a time of prayer and renewal and an opportunity to refocus relationships with God. This year CHA is offering its annual series of Lenten podcast reflections to enable you to reflect on the meaning of this season by downloading and listening to these weekly offerings.

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Please visit out Way of the Cross Lenten Page. Here you will find links and PDF downloads to various Lenten Reflection material.

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Sister M. Bernadette Bajusick, General Minister of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago reflects on our foundress Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik.

You can view the video by either clicking on the play button on the left or by clicking here.

Swinging for the Sisters - 6th Annual Golf Outing
May 11, 2015

Dubsdread Course
Cog Hill Golf and Country Club - Lemont, IL

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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.


Our Official Website for the Cause of Beatification for the foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago,
Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik.

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago and their ministry the Madonna Foundation were featured in an article from the Catholic New World newspaper entitled: 'Shuttered Catholic Sigh Schools keep spirit alive with Scholarships'

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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. Click Here to read more

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago is a congregation of Catholic women living the Gospel life and dedicated to serving others for more than 114 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.