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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...


The goal of the human race can be expressed in various ways: Union with God. Divinization. Happiness with God in the Kingdom. Fulfillment of sanctifying grace. Whatever words we use, the reality is the same: God created us to be loved and to return that love.

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Stand Up for St. Jude House
Friday, May 13, 2016
The Avalon Manor, Merrillville
Enjoy Networking, Cocktails, Italian Feast, Silent/Live Auction, and a Stand-Up Comedy Show.
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Call 219-662-7066, ext. 14 for More Information
All Proceeds to Benefit St. Jude House


Swinging for the Sisters - 7th Annual Golf Outing
May 9, 2016

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
Dubsdread Course, Lemont, IL
12294 Archer Ave, Lemont, IL 60439

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Call (630) 243-3560 for More Information


The Official Award Winning Newsletter
of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
Spring 2016 Issue

Now Available!

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For the Month of May

Blessed are you, O God of our ancestors;
blessed be your name forever and ever!
Let the heavens and all your creation bless you forever.
You made Adam, and you made his wife Eve
to be his helper and support;
and from these two the human race has come.
You said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone;
let us make him a helper like himself.'

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Pray for 2016 Election Year

God of Life and Compassion, you have given us the gift of a free country and the gift of citizenship.  As Catholics, you have given us the responsibility to participate in working with our country and allowing the Christian values of the Gospel to lead us in all of our actions.

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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, Vice President of Mission Integration and Pastoral Care for Franciscan Ministries. 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.