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You Belong Here!
Whether you seek interaction with our Sisters, a place to quiet your mind, or opportunities for spiritual enrichment, you are welcome at St. Francis Woods! No matter your spiritual background, if you seek peace, if you are searching for hope, healing or harmony... you belong here.

Upcoming Events at St. Francis Woods

Feb
23
February 23
Thursday 9:00 AM
Scripture reflections are held every Thursday morning from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in our Assisi Center beginning January 5, 2017. At these sessions there is reflection and sharing on the next Sunday’s Scripture readings. It is a good way to prepare for our Sunday Mass celebration and to better understand and apply the Word of God to our lives. The sessions are led by Sr. Marilyn Renninger, OSF. All are welcome. No fee and no need to register.
Assisi Center
Feb
25
February 25
Saturday 9:00 AM
While exiled, St. John, the last living apostle, was visited by God and asked to record his visions. We will fearlessly delve into the Book of Revelation using a simple outline. Addressing its important message for the Christians facing persecution will help us to understand its message for us today. $15 per person. RSVP: 815.464.3886 or Marilyn.renninger@presencehealth.org
Motherhouse Auditorium
Mar
02
March 02
Thursday 9:00 AM
Scripture reflections are held every Thursday morning from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in our Assisi Center beginning January 5, 2017. At these sessions there is reflection and sharing on the next Sunday’s Scripture readings. It is a good way to prepare for our Sunday Mass celebration and to better understand and apply the Word of God to our lives. The sessions are led by Sr. Marilyn Renninger, OSF. All are welcome. No fee and no need to register.
Assisi Center
Mar
09
March 09
Thursday 9:00 AM
Scripture reflections are held every Thursday morning from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in our Assisi Center beginning January 5, 2017. At these sessions there is reflection and sharing on the next Sunday’s Scripture readings. It is a good way to prepare for our Sunday Mass celebration and to better understand and apply the Word of God to our lives. The sessions are led by Sr. Marilyn Renninger, OSF. All are welcome. No fee and no need to register.
Assisi Center
Mar
16
March 16
Thursday 9:00 AM
Scripture reflections are held every Thursday morning from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in our Assisi Center beginning January 5, 2017. At these sessions there is reflection and sharing on the next Sunday’s Scripture readings. It is a good way to prepare for our Sunday Mass celebration and to better understand and apply the Word of God to our lives. The sessions are led by Sr. Marilyn Renninger, OSF. All are welcome. No fee and no need to register.
Assisi Center

Who We Are

As Franciscan women religious, we attend to and are faithful to God’s continuous creative action in our lives. We respond radically to the Gospel way of life through community living and works of neighborly love.  (Vision Statement)

What We Offer

Welcome to St. Francis Woods, a place of hope, healing and harmony! Nestled amid 50 peaceful, wooded acres, is our Motherhouse, Queen of Angels Chapel, Portiuncula Center for Prayer, Poverello Holistic Center, the historic Heritage Chapel, five hermitages, an outdoor labyrinth, cosmic walk (walking meditation), Stations of the Cross on a paved path, winding wooded paths, benches for resting and enjoying nature, and many sacred places graced by inspiring statuary.

150th Anniversary

https://youtu.be/7dKyJ0gt_aM

Highlights from 150th Anniversary Closing Mass

https://youtu.be/WxbrmTgIIw8

"Ask Sister"

Listen to the "It's a Nun's Life" podcast with General Community Leader Joyce Shanabarger: http://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as183-apr-08-2016-OSF-FrankfortIL-MRT

A Closer Look

Have you ever seen a Sister profess perpetual vows?
It is a ceremony filled with beautiful moments. https://www.youtube.com/user/FranciscansFSSH

What is a Prayer?

Important note: Because this video was not produced within YouTube, we can neither select nor restrict what links will be provided at the conclusion of our video. The suggested links will vary by user and may change upon subsequent visits. To find additional video content suitable to you, we advise doing a search within YouTube, using terms of your own choosing, or visit our YouTube channel, FranciscansFSSH