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We're an exceptional congregation of women who share the commitment of daily prayer and serving the needy along with the joys and sorrows of life in community. We do this by ministering in the fields of senior housing, 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, our ministry.

Congratulations and God's Blessings to our 2020 Jubilarians! Both Sister M. Bernadette Bajuscik and Sister Jeanne Marie Toriskie are celebrating 60 years of religious life!

Click Here to read Sister M. Bernadette's Jubilarian article

Click Here to read Sister Jeanne Marie's Jubilarian article

Triduum Celebration to Prepare for the Feast of Saint Kinga (July 24th)

Let us pray: God, our Father, you caused St. Kinga to excel in purity of life, in contemplation, and in wondrous charity to the poor. Grant that through her prayers and example we may go
forward rejoicing in spirit along the way of charity through Christ our Lord.

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Autumn Dinner Dance Cancelled

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago regretfully announce that the annual Autumn Dinner Dance that was scheduled for Friday, September 25th, is officially cancelled due to continuing concerns of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  The Sisters are in the process of planning for a dinner dance in 2021.  This will be announced at a later date.  We apologize and wish and pray that everyone remains in good health.

The Coronavirus Novena

While we face the coronavirus pandemic, let us turn to the face of God in prayer and ask for His healing, His help and His protection. We will pray for all who are affected, for all who are sick and suffering, for all those who work in the medical profession, and for those who have died as well as for their grieving family members. Click Here to Download this Novena

Sister Joseph Marie Zenda:
Bloom Where you are Planted

Sister, teacher, principal, General Minister and Chief Executive Officer, Sister Joseph Marie Zenda has served in many different roles in her time as both a Franciscan Sister of Chicago and a leader with Franciscan Ministries. 2020 marks the 32nd year that Sister has served at Franciscan Ministries, since it was incorporated in 1988.

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Please Visit our Website Honoring
our Foundress!


Our Official Website for the Cause of Beatification for the foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik.

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago is a congregation of Catholic women living the Gospel life and dedicated to serving others for 125 years. We serve the people of God through works prompted by our charism: care for children, the sick, the infirm, and the elderly; and pastoral and social services.

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago have adapted to the changing needs of society and expanded and refocused its ministry to respond to the changing needs of those served. The ability and need to serve continues to evolve and we are responding with new ministries in the areas of affordable housing, home health, hospice, and various community benefit services.

Guided by its Franciscan spirit, The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago celebrate life and are committed to joyful, compassionate service.