Out of an abundance of caution and prevention, the Prayer Evenings scheduled for the months of March, April, and May as well as the Prayer Lunch scheduled for April 8 have been cancelled.
The Afternoon Tea benefiting the Joliet Franciscan Sisters scheduled for Sunday, April 26, at the Jacob Henry Mansion has been canceled. We hope to reschedule this later in the year.
The Bluestem Earth Festival scheduled for May 16, 2020 has also been cancelled.
We will continue to post our events on the right side of the website and will continue to keep you notified of any changes. Thank you for understanding.
You are remembered in our prayers. God bless you.
As Sisters of St. Francis, we embrace the Gospel way of life. We accept the challenge Jesus first gave Francis of Assisi, “Go, rebuild my Church.” Under the patronage of Mary Immaculate, we open ourselves to the Spirit of God at work within us. Following the example of our foundress, Mother Alfred Moes, we are women religious who take risks, assume new tasks and devote new energies as we seek out those in need and share our lives with them.
We have entered into our 155th year and look forward to our unfolding history. We continue to serve where God sends us and hold fast to the words, “Where one of us is, all of us are.”
Below is our Mission Statement.
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Community and Prayer are two things that are essential in our lives. As Franciscan women, we pray “always and everywhere.” While the Eucharist remains central to our lives, prayer enriches us in a variety of forms, both communally and individually. Click the title or icon above for more information.