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.


Advent Prayer Resource Page

Click here
 to go to our Advent prayer resource page with material provided by the Catholic Health Association, Boston College and the Franciscan Action Network.


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. 


Birth date: 
June 22, 1929


Entered into Religious Life:  January 27, 1952


Born Into Eternal Life: 
October 12, 2022

In Loving Memory of

Sister Anne Marie Knawa

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


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