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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...


In Loving Memory
Sister M. Dolorine Piwowarski

Born: March 29, 1918
Entered Religious Life: June 14, 1932
Born into Eternal Life: May 10, 2018

Read her Eulogy here

May her soul rest in peace.


In Loving Memory
Sister Paula Frances Howard

Born: May 14, 1949
Entered Religious Life: August 25, 1968
Born into Eternal Life: May 5, 2018

Read her Eulogy Here

May her soul rest in peace.



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

"I had been ordered by the doctor to refrain from doing hard work and had obeyed his instructions for a few years. Yet, when it was necessary to sacrifice myself in order to bring peace, I did not hesitate; I went forth, trusting in the good God, and He came to my aid."

May Reading - Download Here

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Adding Yeast to the Dough...Believing in
What is not Yet Apparent


Presenter: Sister Mary Ruth Broz, RSM

By Mary Mosser, FSC Associate

Sr. Mary Ruth talked about Rosa Parks as an example of someone who had no idea of how her small action would have a ripple effect on the world. Something came over Rosa Parks that day when she refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger.

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A Celebration of Life
The Ministry of Healthcare

On April 7th, the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago were honored for their contributions to the ministry of healthcare. The Sisters have had a long history in the field of healthcare starting with the opening of St. Joseph Home for the Aged and Crippled in 1898 in Chicago.

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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

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.