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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.

In Loving Memory of
Sr. M. Petronia Budzinski

Born: February 1, 1921
Entered Relgious Life: August 22, 1934
Born Into Eternal Life: July 22, 2020

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.
Psalm 31:24

Read Her Eulogy Here

Novena To prepare for the feast
of St. Clare of Assisi (August 11th)

Through the intercession of St. Clare,
and after her example, may we come to the life of resurrection and live in the embrace of the Blessed Trinity as we bond ourselves together in union with you, conform to you in our simple living and our contemplative prayer, proclaim the Good News by our witness and service, and take up our cross and follow you. We ask this of you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Download this Novena Here

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


Prayer to End Racism

O Lord our God, in your mercy and kindness, no thought of ours is left unnoticed, no desire or con-cern ignored. You have proven that blessings abound when we fall on our knees in prayer, and so we turn to you in our hour of need. Download this Prayer Here

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.