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The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago are celebrating their 21st General Chapter in June, 2018. The General Chapter is a time of reflection and prayer for the Sisters as they review their life and practices over the past five years and plan for the next five years as well as choose their leadership for the 2018-2023 term. Here is a video photo gallery of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago through the years, beginning with their foundress, Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik and progressing through the years with the Sisters in various ministries such as education, nursing, and elder care.

Here is a short video for prayer and inspiration of the Grotto area here on the OLV Convent grounds. The music is 'Ave Maria' and is from the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago signging group, Daybreak's album called 'A New Kind of Freedom'.

Here is Sister M. Bernadette Bajusick's inspiring Missioning message to our Associates at FSC and Franciscan Ministries.

Tom Mason, Director of Plant Operations and Environmental Services at two of our communities, Franciscan Village and Marian Village, sits down for an interview to share his story of how he started working the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, his working philosophy, and how he has connected with the residents over the years.

Sister Lois Marie Rossi, Sister Jean Therese Jarosz, Sister M. Dorothea Micek, and Sister Doloria Kosiek reflect and discuss on hearing God's Call and joining the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.

Sister M. Dorothea Micek discusses the journey of becoming a nun and how she chose the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.


Sister M. Bernadette Bajusick, General Minister of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago reflects on our foundress Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik.


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.

Sister M. Dorothea Micek reflects on
Mother Mary Theresa and the day in 1972 when her body was exhumed from St. Aldabert Cemetary and re-interred in the Sarcophagas in Our Lady of Victory Convent in Lemont, Illinois.