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Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart

About Us

We are vowed Franciscan women religious in Illinois, Indiana, California and Brazil who are impassioned by the Gospel and the spirituality of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi as we seek to further God’s dream through our ministries in health care, education, parish ministry, diocesan ministry, retreat ministry, bodywork, and ministry among the poor. We believe all are our neighbors, whether next door or across continents. We are companions on the journey, here to encourage and inspire others, to challenge and grow others’ faith, and to bring unfailing hope that the Divine moves within and among us. 

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The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, based in Frankfort, Illinois, are dedicated to living the Gospel in the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare. Their mission focuses on education, healthcare, social services, and spiritual development.

Ministry Work
The sisters engage in diverse ministries, including operating healthcare facilities, providing educational programs, and offering social services and spiritual retreats. Their work also involves advocating for social justice and environmental stewardship, striving to meet the needs of the poor and marginalized.

Daily Life and Mission
Daily life revolves around communal prayer, including the Liturgy of the Hours and daily Mass, personal reflection, and active ministry. The sisters balance contemplative prayer with service, emphasizing charity, humility, and peace in their mission. They strive to live out the Gospel through acts of compassion and service, promoting the values of justice, peace, and respect for all creation.

Vision and Goals
The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart aim to foster spiritual growth, education, and social justice. Through their diverse ministries, they strive to transform lives and communities, promoting the values of the Gospel. Their dedication to prayer, community life, and service ensures they remain a vibrant source of inspiration and support, working tirelessly towards a just and compassionate world.

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