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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...

This Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time reminds us
through the responsorial psalm, "If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts" (Ps 95).

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What's the Word?

First Look for Charity
Friday, February 13, 2015
7:00 - 11:00 PM - McCormick Place

Don't Miss this Amazing Opportunity to be among the first to see nearly 1,000 new cars and trucks - some of them on display for the first time anywhere - and enjoy world class hors d'oeuvres and beverages that reflect cuisine from around the world, all while supporting Franciscan Community Benefit Services

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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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Stand up for St. Jude House
Friday, February 27, 2015

The Avalon Manor, Merrillville, Indiana
Enjoy networking, cocktails, a gourmet dinner, silent/live auction and a stand up comedy how.

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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.

In Loving Memory of Sister M. Marylla
(Josephine Stanislawczyk)

Born: December 26, 1916
Entered Religious Life: June 21, 1931
Born into Eternal Life: December 5, 2014

Read her Eulogy here


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.