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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...

First Look for Charity 2018
February 9th - McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
7PM - 11PM

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

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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

"Our last joint meeting took place on December 12, but I had a few more private interviews with Father Vincent. He examined and tried me in various ways, but it seemed to me that with the help of God I would be capable of accomplishing everything."

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Associate Reflection Day -
Saint Francis, Pope Francis - A Common Vision

Elizabeth Pienta and Brian Nosbusch
By Mary Mosser, FSC Associate - November 11, 2017

After Mass, we gathered in the back of chapel by the sarcophagus of Mother Mary Theresa, the foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. Two Associates who were not able to join us for the recommitment celebration on October 1st made their recommitment after Mass.

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Autumn Dinner Dance
October 20th, 2017

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago held their annual Autumn Dinner Dance on October 20th at DiNolfo’s Banquets in Homer Glen, Illinois. This year the guests enjoyed dinner, a prize raffle and live music by the Together Band. The Golden Thread Award was also presented at the start of the evening. The Golden Thread Award is bestowed upon an individual whose loyal and faithful commitment has enabled the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago to continue their ministries. This year’s Golden Thread Award winner was Adeline Galuszka. Mrs. Galuszka has been a longtime supporter and donor of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago for over 50 years.

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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'.

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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 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.