ROOTED in the Gospel, UNITED in prayer and community,
WE SHARE Franciscan joy, AND SERVE generously.

-- Mission Statement of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

We're an exceptional congregation of women who share the commitment of daily prayer and service. We do this by ministering in the fields of 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, and our ministry.


Welcoming Regina Umanskiy, New President and CEO of Franciscan Ministries
On Tuesday, September 20, the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago held a Commissioning ceremony and celebration for Regina Umanskiy, who was recently hired as President and CEO of Franciscan Ministries.  Regina recently succeeded Judy Amiano, who retired earlier this year. 

Novena in preparation for the feast of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4) September 25 to October 3

Jubilee 2022
Congratulations to our Sisters celebrating Jubilees! 

Sister Doloria Kosiek


Sister M. Gabriel Lazarski


Sister Jean Therese Jarosz

Sister M. Francine Labus

Sister M.Monica Sendlosky

Autumn Dinner Dance
Friday, October 14, 2022

The Crystal Grand Banquets
12416 S. Archer Ave, Lemont, IL 60439

Live Music Performance by The Together Band
$70 Per Person or $600/Table for Ten

Click here to pay by credit card,
or call: (630) 243-3556

Click here to view underwriting opportunities


A Chicago Hero 

Joe Malham, an artist-in-residence and iconographer at St. Gregory the Great Church in Chicago, was recently featured in Chicago Catholic for his beautiful art series entitled “Chicago Heroes.”  You can read this article by clicking here. 


One of the Chicago heroes Joe selected in his art series was Venerable Mary Theresa Dudzik, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.  When the Sisters viewed the article and his art piece, they commissioned Joe to create an iconographic representation of her.  Once he was finished, Joe visited Our Lady of Victory Convent in Lemont to present his artwork.


Crossroads Newsletter

The new summer issue of Crossroads, Newsletter of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago is out now!  Download your copy today!  If you'd like to receive a print copy,  

"The Miracle Hunter"
on EWTN Radio

Will Venerable Mary Theresa Dudzik be our next American saint? Listen to an interview between Sister Jeanne Marie Toriskie, OSF, and host Michael O'Neill about the holy life, ministry, and Cause of the Foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.

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"I felt the misery and suffering of others, and it seemed to me that I could not love Jesus, or even expect heaven if I were concerned only about myself...not suffering any inconvenience, but simply living in comfort." 

- Venerable Mary Theresa Dudzik, Foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago