The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago is a congregation of Catholic women living the Gospel life and dedicated to serving others for more than 113 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.
As Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, we serve the people of God and give witness to the faithful love of God for all of creation through our lives and through the works prompted by our charism:
We follow in the footsteps of St. Francis and Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik to serve through our consecrated life and the works of our congregation. Fidelity to our founding charism is the directing principle which guides our congregation in the choice of its works.
Whatever the form of our individual ministry, we know that our task is to witness the goodness of God and to transform the peoples of the world through compassionate service.