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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...

The commitment to evangelize is part of the definition for being Christian. It is one of the basic components of our Catholic identity. Evangelization means more than drawing lapsed Catholics or interested non-Catholics to the Church. To evangelize is to be a catalyst for making Christ's presence recognizable to others, a conduit for sending Christ's power into the heart of another to cause conversion, a credible means for communicating Christ's promise of salvation and eternal life.

September 25th issue of What's the Word

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
Autumn Dinner Dance
October 28, 2016

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

Call: (630) 243-3560
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Reader: Venerable Mother Theresa wrote:

"I realized that it is safest to put all hope in God alone;
in all difficulties, I went to Him for help."
Leader: Only in God is my soul at rest;
from him comes my salvation.
ALL: Only in God be at rest, my soul,
for from him comes my hope.

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Theresa Dudzik Novena

Naomi said to her daughters-in-law, "Go back, each of you to your mother's house. May the Lord show you the same kindness as you have shown to the deceased and to me." But Ruth said, "Do not press me to go back and abandon you! Wherever you go I will go, wherever you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people and your God, my God. Where you die I will die, and there be buried. May the Lord do thus to me, and more, if even death separates me from you!"

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Scripture Reading

FSC Associate Group Day - The Francis Effect

By Mary Mosser
Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Associate

Pope Francis saw the way poor, marginalized and forgotten people were treated. In Argentina, he opened his home church to the homeless. They were able to sleep in the pews to get out of the elements. Now, as Pope of the Catholic Church, he calls the attention of the world to the homeless.

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The Official Award Winning Newsletter
of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
Spring 2016 Issue

Now Available!

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Pray for 2016 Election Year

God of Life and Compassion, you have given us the gift of a free country and the gift of citizenship.  As Catholics, you have given us the responsibility to participate in working with our country and allowing the Christian values of the Gospel to lead us in all of our actions.

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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.