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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...


Our Lady of Victory Convent Missioning - 2018

On Friday, October 5th, employees from Our Lady of Victory Convent joined the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago in Sacred Heart Chapel for their Missioning ceremony. This event is celebrated annually as the Sisters show appreciation for all those who work for them and provide words of thanks and wisdom. After the ceremony, everyone gathered in Marian Hall for a delicious brunch.


Thursday, September 20th, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Mother Mary Theresa was born Josephine Dudzik on August 30, 1860 to John and Agnes Dudzik in the tiny village of Plocicz in the western Poland. She was baptized and made her First Holy Communion at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Kamien Krajenski, Poland. Read More Here


Commitment as Faithfulness
Associate Day of Reflection

After Mass, we met in Marian Hall for our Associate Day of Reflection. Our day started with an opening prayer thanking God for the gifts of life, love and each other. We prayed that we would recognize His presence in each person gathered for our reflection day. We also prayed that we would share our gifts with them as we reflected on what commitment meant to us.

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The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Elect Leadership for 2018-2023 Term

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago recently held their 21st General Chapter this past June. The General Chapter is a week long period of reflection and prayer for the Sisters as they plan the congregation’s next five years and also elect leadership for the 2018-2023 term. Click Here to Read More
(Below from Left to Right - Sister M. Bernadette Bajuscik, General Minister, Sister Jeanne Marie Toriskie, General Vicar, Sister M. Helene Galuszka as General Councilor)
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FSC Associate Group Day - Beyond Assisi

After Mass, we met in Marian Hall for our Associate group day. Beyond Assisi is an actual pilgrimage where the pilgrims visit seldom seen Franciscan sites. This pilgrimage was created in 2011 by Andre Cirino, OFM and Murray Bodo, OFM. It is the response to alumni pilgrims asking for "more" of Saints Francis and Clare. Sr. Joanne is one of the pilgrim leaders for this trip in May 2019.

Read More Here



Crossroads - Summer 2018 Issue
Newsletter of the
Franciscan Sisters of Chicago


Now Available!

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older issues here


Autumn Dinner Dance
Save the Date - October 19, 2018

DiNolfo's Banquets of Homer Glen
14447 West 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL 60491

Live Band Performance by The Together Band

Download the Invitation Here

Call Vicki Olsen at (630) 243-3556
for more information.


Chef Appreciation Week

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago recently serenaded the staff of Unidine and gave them thanks for all their hard work for Chef Appreciation Week.

Watch the Video to the left or click here


The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago and the Sisters of St. Casimir participate
in their first retreat together



Thirty-two Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, Sisters of St. Casimir and FSC Associates attended a retreat from July 13th to July 19th in Marian Hall at Our Lady of Victory Convent in Lemont. Read More Here


Preparation for the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Death of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik on September 20, 1918

A Reading from the Chronicle of
Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik

"Reverend Barzynski was a saintly man, and he foretold the great difficulties and adversities that I would have to face. He had explained it all to me so plainly that I was fully aware of my obligations when making that promise. This knowledge was most beneficial to me against my lack of serious judgment."

September Reading - Download Here

August Reading - Download Here

July Reading - Download Here


FSC Associate Group Day
Prayer: Being in Relationship
with the Divine

Presenter: Sr. Mary Barbara Hassler OSF
By Mary Mosser, FSC Associate

After Mass, we met in Marian Hall for our Associate group day. To begin the presentation, Sr. Mary Barbara asked a couple of questions. The first question was - What is prayer? The answer that came to mind was that prayer is communication between us and God.

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Celebrating Our Faithfulness -
The 21st General Chapter

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago are celebrating their 21st General Chapter in June, 2018. The General Chapter is a time of reflection and prayer for the Sisters as they review their life and practices over the past five years and plan for the next five years as well as choose their leadership for the 2018-2023 term.

Please read daily General Chapter updates written by Sister Danielle Jacob.

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Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Announce Theresa Dudzik Innovation Grant Winners

Sister Jeanne Marie Toriskie announced the 2018 Theresa Dudzik Innovation Grant winners in a video presentation. Click the link below to view the presentation and read the official press release. Thank you to all who participated this year.

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Celebrating Our Faithfulness
21st General Chapter - Video Photo Gallery
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The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago are celebrating their 21st General Chapter in June, 2018. The General Chapter is a time of reflection and prayer for the Sisters as they review their life and practices over the past five years and plan for the next five years as well as choose their leadership for the 2018-2023 term.

Click the link below to see a video photo gallery of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago through the years, beginning with their foundress, Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik and progressing through the years with the Sisters in various ministries such as education, nursing, and elder care.

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Crossroads
Newsletter of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
Winter 2017/2018 Issue


Now Available!

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Daybreak

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago formed a singing group called 'Daybreak' in the 1970's. This group travelled and sang for many people at parishes, schools and churches.

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The Grotto

Here is a short video for prayer and inspiration of the Grotto area here on the OLV Convent grounds. The music is the song 'Ave Maria' and is from the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago singing group, Daybreak's album called 'A New Kind of Freedom'.

Click on the 'Play' button on the bottom left
to view the video.


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 123 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.