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"God communicates with us in prayer and we experience him through contemplation...."
                                                                                                                                           -Blessed Frances Schervier from her Notes on Prayer.


Adoration First Friday of the Month at St. Clare Chapel
Everyone is welcome! Adoration begins after the 10:00 am Mass until 4:00 PM.

Your Spiritual Journey Continues with "Meditations for Easter Time"
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In the spirit of the Resurrection, we are happy to share some reflections on Easter Time, prepared by the Areas and the Congregational Mission together with the Poor Sisters of St. Frances. Perhaps you'll want to continue on your Lenten Journey or start a new journal for your "Easter Journey" - which will take us to Pentecost Sunday. We will post on our Franciscan Sisters of the Poor/U.S. Area Facebook Scripture readings, meditations several times a week. Perhaps you would like to keep a journal to help record your spiritual growth. Tell us how you are doing: rtrusler@sfp-vocations.org. We'd love to hear from you.

On April 28th we celebrate the Feast of the Beatification of Mother Frances!


Want to learn more about discerning a religious vocation with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor? Or, perhaps you would like to learn how you,too, can be a part of our community through our Associate Program. What a great opportunity to meet our sisters – especially if you are discerning a religious vocation. Hear about our history and our present ministries. Be a part of our future! No RSVP required. For more information, please contact Ruthy Trusler at 761-9040, ext. 132.

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Religious Vocations
What exactly is a vocation? A vocation is a calling or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action such as to the religious, married, or single life. Most often when we hear the word vocation we think of a calling to the religious life.

Franciscan Sisters of the Poor are followers of Jesus, and live the Gospel Way of Life by public vows of consecrated celibacy, poverty, and obedience. We live in community just as St. Francis of Assisi and Blessed Frances Schervier have. Each sister brings her special talents and/or occupation that is exemplified in her ministry choices of serving those who are poor and marginalized.

Is God Calling You?
Have you heard God Calling? Will you be able to recognize the call? And, will you answer the call? Your call grows from knowing and loving Jesus and a desire of discipleship that helps others to know and love God.

Each Franciscan Sister of the Poor has heard the call at different pivotal times of her life. Some recognized the call while quite young, some while in college or on the brink of a career. Others were older and in the midst of a successful professional life, realized something was missing. There is no typical time in one's life to discern God's invitation.


   

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The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor...
are women religious called to bring compassion, hope, and healing to the community of life. They are inspired by the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Perhaps you would like to join us for coffee and conversation. Our Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have a wide diverse range of careers. Come check us out. Contact Ruthy at 761-9040, ext 132.

Today the Sisters pray and work in the United States, Brazil, Italy, Senegal, and the Philippines.