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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.


Being an FSC Associate - Dorothea Przybycien

Dorothea Przybycien discusses the importance of St. Francis of Assisi, how she became an FSC Associate and her special connection to the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.


Hope for Haiti

Starting in 2017, Associates from Franciscan Ministries and all of its sponsored communities, were asked to donate to raise funds for a for a family in Haiti. Because of their generosity, a new home was built for the Rosie Compere Family residing in Holy Family Village in Pistere, Haiti. In honor of the Franciscan Sisters 125th Anniversary, and due to the generosity of Franciscan Associates, the legacy and dreams of Mother Mary Theresa continue with the gift of ‘another home that love built.’ Below is a video of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago offering their thanks and blessings.



First Look for Charity 2020
Friday, February 7, 2020
7 to 11 p.m. at McCormick Place
King Drive at 23rd Street, Chicago, Il

Franciscan Community Benefit Services is one of 18 charities chosen by the Chicago Auto Trade Association to benefit from First Look for Charity, a black tie, sneak preview of the Chicago Auto Show. Be among the first to see hundreds of new cars and trucks, some on display for the first time anywhere and enjoy world class hors d’oeuvres and beverages. For more information or to order tickets, call Franciscan Community Benefit Services
at 331-318-5200.
Click here for more information
and to purchase tickets online



125th Anniversary of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

On December 8th, the Sisters celebrated the 125th anniversary of the founding of their congregation. It was on this day, on December 8th, 1894, that Josephine Dudzik established the congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Blessed Kunegunda (the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago's original name) at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago. In observance of this special day, the Sisters held a Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Convent. Afterwards they celebrated with a luncheon with friends and family. Congratulations to the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago on this wonderful milestone!
Click here to read more and see photos from the day.


The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago held their annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, November 2nd at Crystal Grand Banquets in Lemont, Illinois. This year the Sisters celebrated the 125th anniversary of the founding of their congregation with the theme, "With Undivided Hearts." Click here to read more about this event.


Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis and the Devotional Renewal of the Associates
of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
- October 5, 2019
by Mary Mosser, FSC Associate

We came together for Mass to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis during which there is an annual devotional renewal of the Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. Mass was celebrated in the Sacred Heart Chapel at the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. Our celebrant was Fr. John Nowak, CR.
(In photo below, the FSC Associates take a group photo after Mass.) Click Here to Read more


Heritage Hall Gets a New Update

Heritage Hall, located on the first floor of Our Lady of Victory Convent in Lemont, Illinois, is a historical testament to the legacy of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. The room serves as an exhibition hall that highlights 125 years of the Sisters’ ministries in education, healthcare, pastoral and social services and senior living communities. Click Here to Read More.



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 125 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.