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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...

FSC Associate News - Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis and the Commitment/Re-commitment
of the Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago - October 2nd 2016

As Associates, we renew our commitment to the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Associate Program every year on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. On October 2nd, we came together for Mass with family and friends in the Sacred Heart Chapel in the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.
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FSC Associate News
FSC Religious Associates Day of Recollection

The Good Samaritan and Three Doorways

As an introduction to our reflection day, Sr. Lois asked us to take our name tags off the table and write one word on them that best describes our feeling about the Associates. Then we would go around the room, introduce ourselves and tell everyone our word. How can I sum up my interaction with the Associates in one word? After a few minutes, it came to me. Blessed. I am very blessed to be part of this group.

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Today, in the second reading, St. Paul says to Timothy: "The Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the proclamation might be completed and all the Gentiles might hear it" (2 Tm 4:17). These are not only the words of St. Paul. These same sentiments are echoed by every one of you who is serious about living one's faith, about praying in a spirit of repentance (today's Gospel), and about sharing the Good News of salvation.

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Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
Autumn Dinner Dance
October 28, 2016

DiNolfo's Banquets of Homer Glen
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Jesus says: "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you."
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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.


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.