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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.

They Might Be Saints

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago are proud to present the They Might Be Saints documentary on foundress Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik's life that aired on EWTN. Produced by   Michael O'Neill from the radio show The Miracle Hunter, this program presents interviews and actor reenactments about her life.  Michael is currently working on an extended hour long version that will be available at a later date. 

Advent 2023
The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago wish everyone a joyful and wonderful Advent and holiday season. Click below to go to our Advent Prayer resource page. 

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

The Miracle at Assisi Hill

Local Author Publishes New Novel with Inspiration from Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik

Local Lemont author Pat Camalliere has written a novel inspired by Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik titled The Miracle at Assisi Hill. She recently sat down for an interview discussing the project and how she learned of Mother Mary Theresa's story.  The book has now been published and is available for purchase.  Read her interview below. 


"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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In Loving Memory of
Sister Diane Marie Collins

Birth date: April 30, 1950

Entered into Religious Life:  August 25, 1968

Born Into Eternal Life: 
August 4, 2023 


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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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