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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 Loving Memory of
Sister M. Andrea Puchalski

Born: March 22, 1921
Entered Religious Life: August 25, 1934
Born into Eternal Life: July 17, 2016

Read her Eulogy here


Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
Autumn Dinner Dance
October 28, 2016

DiNolfo's Banquets of Homer Glen
14447 West 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL 60491
Live Band Performance by The Together Band

Call: (630) 243-3560
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"Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

All praise be yours, our God, our All, for your great presence and your love. We greet you, eucharistic Lord; we worship you and give you thanks. All praise be yours, O Lord our God, who call us to endure the pain of suff'ring for what's right and just for then your kingdom will be ours. All praise be yours, O Lord our God, The Father, Son, and Spirit, one, who wraps us in eternal love and give us holiness of life.

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"If you were raised with Christ, seek what is above"
(Col 3:1). What are some of these things that are "above" particular to the Catholic Way of Christian Living regarding what we need to strengthen our faith? Here are a few: Good Liturgy: Without good, strong, participatory worship there will be no healthy spirituality, no lasting community awareness, no credible evangelization. For the Catholic, this especially means how well, how festively, do we celebrate together as a community the Sunday Mass in particular?

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For the Month of August

Remember the words spoken beforehand
by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, for they told you, "In the last time there will be scoffers who will live according to their own godless desires." These are the ones who cause divisions; they live on the natural plane, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the holy Spirit.

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Pope Francis will make a 'simple and private pilgrimage' to Assisi on August 4, 2016

Pope Francis will visit the Portiuncula chapel in Assisi to mark the 800th anniversary of the Pardon of Assisi, it has been announced. The visit to the Portiuncula, the small church housed inside the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels which St. Francis of Assisi restored and where he founded the Franciscan order at the start of the 13th century, will take place on August 4.

Read More Here


Associate News
Day of Reflection of Mary: Virgin and Mother

May 21, 2016
On May 21st, the Associates and several Sisters met in Marian Hall for the day’s presentation about Mary by Fr. Mike Kolodziej, OFM. We sang two of my favorite songs. Our opening song was Ave Maria. At the end, we sang Hail Holy Queen. After the opening song, we prayed together, listened to two readings and said the Franciscan Crown Rosary.
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Swinging for the Sisters Golf Outing Photos

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago held their 7th Annual Swinging for the Sisters on May 9, 2016. We had a great turnout this year at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Il. We also want to thank all our sponsors and donors this year for giving and participating.

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

Now Available!

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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.