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.

George Floyd

The death of George Floyd deeply touches our sensibilities concerning respect, pro-life, peacemaking and the basic Christian and human call to love one another. Violence offends all these underlying values that we hold as women religious, as faithful Christians and as human beings. Our Franciscan hearts call for peace and acceptance of all peoples no matter race, color or religion. When the air we breathe is the very breath of God and while this world holds so many suffering people who are gasping for air, it is unthinkable that anyone would deprive another of a breath. Please join us in praying in the spirit of St. Francis, “Lord, make me an instrument of peace.” May Mr. Floyd rest in peace, and may his breath be one with the breath of God.


Sr. Joyce Shanabarger, OSF

General Community Leader

Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart

Nuns & Nones

My Dear "Nones,"

We had such a wonderful time at our first intergenerational gatherings of Sisters and spiritually diverse men and women. We are eager to resume Nuns & Nones once it is safe to do so. In the meantime, keep us in your prayers as you are in ours. You can always reach us by email at sisters@fssh.net. We look forward to when we once again can be enriched through our spiritual sharing!

 

Wishing you Easter peace,

Sister Kathleen Hook


Nuns & Nones  is a movement gaining momentum across the U.S.A., knowing we all have something unique to share

and something to learn from one another.


This movement is:

  • an intergenerational gathering of Catholic sisters & spiritually diverse individuals

  • an opportunity to share personal passions and topics of interest

  • a partnership for creating solidarity and social action

  • that can make a difference in our society

  • a way to energize and feed one’s inner spirit.


“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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