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We're an exceptional congregation of women that 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.




Lent is a time of prayer and renewal and an opportunity to refocus relationships with God. This year, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26, and continues through Holy Saturday, April 11th. We have provided a resource page with links to material, prayers and reflections to guide you through this Lenten season.
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The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago will be holding their annual Swinging for the Sisters Golf Outing on June 10th. Come out and enjoy a day of golf and support the Sisters!
$275 Per Ticket or $1000 Per Foursome (Involves Golf, Breakfast, and Lunch)
7AM / Registration and 9AM / Shotgun Start

For More Information: Call (630) 243-3556 or
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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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Being an FSC Associate - Dorothea Przybycien

Dorothea Przybycien discusses the importance of St. Francis of Assisi, how she became an FSC Associate and her special connection to the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.


Hope for Haiti

Starting in 2017, Associates from Franciscan Ministries and all of its sponsored communities, were asked to donate to raise funds for a for a family in Haiti. Because of their generosity, a new home was built for the Rosie Compere Family residing in Holy Family Village in Pistere, Haiti. In honor of the Franciscan Sisters 125th Anniversary, and due to the generosity of Franciscan Associates, the legacy and dreams of Mother Mary Theresa continue with the gift of ‘another home that love built.’ Below is a video of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago offering their thanks and blessings.




125th Anniversary of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

On December 8th, the Sisters celebrated the 125th anniversary of the founding of their congregation. It was on this day, on December 8th, 1894, that Josephine Dudzik established the congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Blessed Kunegunda (the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago's original name) at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago. In observance of this special day, the Sisters held a Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Convent. Afterwards they celebrated with a luncheon with friends and family. Congratulations to the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago on this wonderful milestone!
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Please Visit our Website Honoring
our Foundress!

MotherTheresaDudzik.com

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.