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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.

11th Annual Swinging for the Sisters Golf Outing Cancelled

The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago regretfully announce that the 11th Annual Swinging for the Sisters Golf Outing that was to be held on June 10th is officially cancelled due to recent concerns of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Unfortunately there are no plans to reschedule at this time. We apologize and wish and pray that everyone remains in good health.

Prayer for Health Care Workers
(U S Catholic Magazine, April 1, 2020)

May the One who blessed our ancestors,
Bless all those who put themselves at risk to care for the sick, Physicians and nurses and orderlies,
Technicians and home health aides, EMTs and pharmacists, Who navigate the unfolding dangers of the world each day to tend to those they have sworn to help.

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The Coronavirus Novena

While we face the coronavirus pandemic, let us turn to the face of God in prayer and ask for His healing, His help and His protection. We will pray for all who are affected, for all who are sick and suffering, for all those who work in the medical profession, and for those who have died as well as for their grieving family members. Click Here to Download this Novena

Gospel of Luke - Part 1 and 2- Presenter: Dawn Mayer
by Mary Mosser, FSC Associate

For our January, February and March Associate Days, we are learning about the Gospel of Luke. At the beginning of her presentation, Dawn quizzed us on what we knew about this Gospel. Many familiar stories I assumed were in multiple Gospels are only found in the Gospel of Luke. Some examples are the story of Zaccheus, the journey to Emmaus and the story of the Good Samaritan. Click Here to Read More.

Prayer to Mother Mary from
Querida Amazonia: Apostolic Exhortation
by Pope Francis, 2020

Mother of life, In your maternal womb Jesus took flesh,
The Lord of all that exists. Risen, he transfigured you by his light And made you the Queen of all creation. For that reason, we ask you, Mary, to reign In the beating heart of Amazonia.
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May Her Soul Rest in Peace

Click Here to read her Eulogy

Be strong, and let your heart take courage,all you who wait for the Lord. (Psalm 31:24)

Lent is a time of prayer and renewal and an opportunity to refocus relationships with God. This year, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26, and continues through Holy Saturday, April 11th. We have provided a resource page with links to material, prayers and reflections to guide you through this Lenten season.
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Sister Joseph Marie Zenda:
Bloom Where you are Planted

Sister, teacher, principal, General Minister and Chief Executive Officer, Sister Joseph Marie Zenda has served in many different roles in her time as both a Franciscan Sister of Chicago and a leader with Franciscan Ministries. 2020 marks the 32nd year that Sister has served at Franciscan Ministries, since it was incorporated in 1988.

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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.

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!
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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 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.