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.

Come work at The Woods!

The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart have an immediate opening for a FULL-TIME DIETARY AIDE / ASSISTANT COOK at our Motherhouse. Hours vary. A minimum of 3 years cooking experience and a current Managers Sanitation License is a plus, or candidate must acquire a Managers Sanitation License upon employment.


Send your resume to James Trautmann:

james.trautmann@fssh.net or call 815.464.3855.

St. Francis Woods Convent, 9201 W St Francis Road, Frankfort, IL.

LCWR Pledges to Work to Heal the Nation

Please see the attached pledge.


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.

Statement on the formal exit of the United States from the Paris Agreement

As a member of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, we join other national faith organizations in voicing our profound regret at the formal exit of the United States from the Paris Agreement.  

 

The statement is posted here: http://www.nrpe.org/uploads/2/4/4/7/24473122/paris_exit_statement_2020.pdf 

Visits with Motherhouse Sisters Temporarily Suspended

Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and high positivity rate, the Motherhouse cannot have visitors at this time. We look forward to seeing you again when it is safe to do so!


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

“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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