Empowering individuals and families to live more sustainable, socially responsible lifestyles. The Joliet Franciscan Sisters have always been committed to peace, hospitality, and the needs of the poor and oppressed. At our time in history, we are surrounded by critical and massive injustices: devastation of natural resources, human trafficking, sex slavery, racism and pollution. How can we be a part of the healing crisis of today? Bluestem Earth Festival: Living with Justice and Care is an effort of the Joliet Franciscan Sisters and Associates. Come and join us!