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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 beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.
The true light, which enlightens everyone,
was coming into the world.

Download the Symphony of the Incarnation

On this fourth weekend of Advent, we receive from the Word of God the story of the Annunciation and hear the Angel Gabriel say to Mary: "Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the
house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."

Download December 21st issue of
What's the Word?

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

Sunday, Nov. 30, marks the beginning of the liturgical year and the season of Advent. To help Catholic health care organizations celebrate this important time, Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) has produced a reflection for each week of Advent and a Christmas reflection.

Click Here to go to our Advent Podcast Reflection Page


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

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

Don't Miss this Amzing 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 hor d'oeuvres and beverages that reflect cuisine from around the world, all while supporting Franciscan Community Benefit Services

Click Here for More Information

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'

Click Here to Read the Article

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.