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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...


We have spent most of the last six months getting ready for and celebrating the great and wonderful mysteries of our faith: the time of readying ourselves for the Kingdom during Advent, the celebration of the Incarnation during the Christmas Season, the time of repentance and renewal during Lent, the "making present" of the Resurrection, Ascension, and Pentecost during the Easter Season.

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As you lead us along the way of eternal salvation, make us worthy of your many gifts, help us to recognize you in the breaking of bread, and lead us to eternal happiness, for you live and reign for ever and ever.

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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.

Download the Luminous Mysteries Rosary Prayer

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

Visit the Catholic Health Association page here


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.