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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...

Spiritual Zumba Workout:
Keeping Your Faith Life Fit
May 27, 2017

by Mary Mosser, FSC Associate

On May 27th, we met in Marian Hall after Mass for our Associate group day. The presentation topic caught my attention. After becoming physically out of shape, Friar Johnpaul got himself back on track by eating right and exercising. And yes, he actually does attend a Zumba class.

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Swinging for the Sisters 2017

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago held their 8th annual Swinging for the Sisters golf outing on May 16th at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont. Over ninety golfers came out to enjoy a full day of golf on a beautiful spring day. All golf team photos are available to download or you may request print versions - click the link below for details.

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St. Stanislaus Kostka Church
Celebrates 150th Anniversary
Sculpture of Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, Foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago unveiled during celebration Mass

On April 23, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago celebrated its 150th Anniversary. Over 1,500 people attended a special anniversary Mass and celebration led by Cardinal Blase Cupich. The historic church was decorated with red and white ornaments as celebrants representing both the Polish and Hispanic communities marched in. During the procession, parishioners carried banners in and wore uniforms representing their culture and communities.

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Our Spring issue of our award winning newsletter Crossroads is now available!

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In Loving Memory of
Sister M. Vincent Swies

Born: December 24, 1925
Entered Religious Life: August 15, 1951
Born into Eternal Life: April 8, 2017

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and view photos of her.



In Loving Memory of
Sister M. Marinella Gubala

Born: September 15, 1915
Entered Religious Life: June 21, 1929
Born into Eternal Life: March 20, 2017

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and view photos of her.

Sister Diane Marie Collins
Carrying on the Ministry of Education

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago have had a long history in the field of education. Over the years, they staffed many parochial schools, providing Sisters for teaching assignments throughout several US states. Sister Diane Marie Collins was inspired early on by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago who taught her at Sacred Heart of Jesus Grammar School in Gary, Indiana. This led her to eventually join the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago in 1968.
Read More about Sister Diane Marie's new ministry and view photos of her trip to World Youth Day

The Human Thread Campaign

Members of the Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment have created The Human Thread. Inspired by Catholic Social Teaching, The Human Thread seeks to foster Catholics’ awareness that promotes solidarity between consumers of clothing and the people who produce them in order to create a more just economy and sustainable communities. Click on the link below to read more about this campaign and you can download Post Cards to participate in the campaign as well.

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Please listen to Horizons, a radio ministry program sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago on Sundays at 6:30 a.m on WIND 560 AM The Answer or again at 11:00 a.m. on WYLL AM 1160.

Horizons is hosted by Dawn Mayer, Vice President of Mission Integration and Pastoral Care for Franciscan Ministries. Father George Kane, a retired priest from the Archdiocese of Chicago is a regular guest on the program as well.

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 120 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.