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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.


March 8th-14th is National Catholic Sisters Week. During this week we honor all the Sisters who have enriched our lives through the years. Whether they served in education, healthcare, social justice, helping the poor and sick, or the empowerment of women, Catholic Sisters have contributed so much to society and dedicated their lives to helping others.  

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago are happy to announce the 13th annual Swinging for the Sisters Golf Outing will be on June 15th at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, Illinois. Come enjoy the day with a round of golf and support the Sisters’ ministries. Breakfast and lunch will be served.  There will also be a Raffle and a 'Split the Pot' money prize. Save your tee time today!


$275 Per Ticket or $1000 Per Foursome
7 A.M. /Registration      9 A.M. /Shotgun Start

For More Information: Call (630) 243-3556


To purchase tickets online, click the button below and select "Annual Golf Outing" on the dropdown menu. 


Lent is a time of prayer and renewal and an opportunity to refocus relationships with God that lead us to the Easter Sunday celebration of our risen Christ. This year, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22, and continues through Holy Saturday, April 8, with Easter Sunday on April 9.

We have provided a resource page with links to material, prayers and reflections to guide you through this Lenten season. 


A New Design for Heritage Hall

Phase one of the upgrade of Heritage Hall is now complete and on display.

On the first floor of Our Lady of Victory Convent is a room dedicated to the extensive history and legacy of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. This room is called Heritage Hall and it documents the start of the Congregation, the life of its foundress, Venerable Mary Theresa Dudzik, and pays tribute to all those who served as Franciscan Sisters of Chicago in the many ministries the Sisters sponsored for over 125 years.


Crossroads Newsletter
The Newsletter of the Franciscan Sister of Chicago is now available! 

"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.

00:00 / 18:00

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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

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