Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart...

Awakening hope

"Merciful Franciscans, 

joyous and poor, 

doing works of neighborly love."


      With deep joy

   we awaken hope

    in our neighbors

through works of love.

Welcome Back!

Our hearts our joy-filled that we can once again welcome our neighbors and friends to Mass in our Queen of Angels Chapel at the Motherhouse. Take note of the Mass schedule change and precautions that still need to be taken to protect the health of the Sisters at this link. It will be wonderful to see you and worship with you! We will keep you updated about any changes as they happen. See you Sunday!  

“The truly poor in spirit, following the example of the Lord, live in this world as pilgrims and strangers.” 

 (TOR Rule Ch. VI-22)


Like Francis and Clare, we journey in the footprints of Jesus through simple, Gospel living...

  • discerning God's dream for us personally and communally
  • gathering in fraternitas (community) with Jesus as our brother
  • being a welcoming and joyful presence
  • placing our incompleteness in God's transforming heart
  • embracing diversity in our life and ministries
  • furthering the new reign of God
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  • With so many ways to be involved, discover the ways you you can belong here!



    INSPIRATION TO BELONG

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  • Come to this peaceful, 50-acre wooded campus where you can be refreshed in body and soul.


    Unwind by walking our outdoor labyrinth, Cosmic Walk (walking meditation) and Stations of the Cross. Explore our winding wooded paths, benches for resting and enjoying nature, and sacred places graced by inspiring statuary.


        

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A Brief Video on the Lives of Women Religious

Have you ever wondered, what do women religious do? What are their lives like? Are they different today than in days past? See this brief video for some answers. Sisters in Ministry: The Gospel in Action https://youtu.be/l7E4Bt0JqW4 via @YouTube

Visits with Motherhouse Sisters welcomed again!

Visitors are once again welcome at the Motherhouse, when following these guidelines.


World Refugee Day

Please join the international community on World Refugee Day, Sunday, June 20, as we remember, pray and act in solidarity with our refugee sisters and brothers who have been forcibly displaced from their homes because of a "well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.” World Refugee Day honors the strength and courage of refugees and encourages public awareness and support of the people who have had to flee their homelands because of conflict or natural disaster. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates there are twenty-six million refugees. https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/world-refugee-day.html

Congregational Statement on the Death Penalty


We, the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, affirm our stance against the death penalty made in 2000. As followers of Jesus and Francis of Assisi, we hold the dignity of each person as sacred. Every person is the image of God and has the right to the breath of life.


  • We are against both federal and state executions.
  • We believe in the power of restorative justice.
  • We work in harmony with organizations holding parallel views.
  • We pray for peace first in our hearts and for our world.

LCWR Pledges to Work to Heal the Nation

Please see the attached pledge.