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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...

Today's second reading for Palm Sunday tells us:
"Christ Jesus ... emptied himself, taking the form of a
slave, ... becoming obedient to the point of ... death on
a cross. Because of this, God [the Father] greatly
exalted him." The verses before the beginning of this particular reading read: "Complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing. ... Have in you the same attitude that is also in Christ Jesus."

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Lent is a time of prayer and renewal and an opportunity to refocus our relationship with God. This year Catholic Health Association 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.

Click Here to go to our Lenten Reflection Podcast page

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

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St. Jude House presents the 13th Annual
Mommy, Dolly and Me Spring Luncheon

Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Avalon Manor
3550 East US 30, Merrillville, Indiana

Doors open at 11:00am; Lunch served at 12:30pm

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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.

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,
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.