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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...

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
Autumn Dinner Dance

October 20, 2017

DiNolfo's Banquets of Homer Glen
14447 West 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL 60491
Live Performance by the Together Band

Call 630-243-3560 for More Information

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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

"For a number of years I had already been contemplating in what way better comfort and lodging could be given to poor girls, widows, and to the sick, who were unable to do hard work. I had frequently sheltered too many of them in the limited quarters of my home."

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In Loving Memory of
Sister Leona Watroba

Born: March 3, 1913
Entered Religious Life: September 8, 1934
Born into Eternal Life: July 6, 2017

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and view photos of her.

Novena to prepare for the feast
of St. Clare of Assisi

(August 2nd - August 10th)

Place your mind before the mirror of eternity!
Place your soul in the brilliance of glory!
Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance!
And transform your entire being into the image
of the Godhead itself through contemplation.
So that you too may feel what His friends feel
as they taste the hidden sweetness
which God Himself has reserved from the beginning
for those who love Him.

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Meister Eckhart, OP, Priest, Theologian, Philosopher, Mystic
By Mary Mosser, FSC Associate
Presented by: Sr. M. Francis Clare

Our Associate Day began with the prayer Oneness of Mind is All. It's from the book 'God Awaits You' based on the classic spirituality of Meister Eckhart by Richard Chilson, C.S.P. The prayer was a good introduction to Meister Eickhart as well as an overview of his philosophy.

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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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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

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.