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underserved. The Fiat Spiritus Community embraces not
only Mary’s response and action but also the response and
action of the disciples at Pentecost; and continue to be
inspired by holy people throughout history, to our present day as followers of Catherine Kasper and each other
in community. For information contact: Brother Bob
Overland, FS, P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513; (574)
935-1726; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (F.M.M.) We were
founded in 1877 for Universal Mission. Our Foundress,
Blessed Mary of the Passion, has said: “We have but
one country. . . the whole world is ours. Be ready to go
anywhere to proclaim the Good News.” Today we are
7,400 sisters from different nations and cultures serving
in 76 countries. Like Mary we strive to do whatever God
asks. . .ready to bring the Good News of His Love to all.
Our Prayer life includes the joy of daily Adoration before
the Blessed Sacrament. In the spirit of St. Francis we are
found among the poor and marginalized. Our works
include education, health care, different social service
works, prison ministry, pastoral ministry, parish work,
soup kitchens, religious education, and working with
immigrants and refugees. Vocation Director: Sr. Alicia
Alambra, FMM, 399 Fruit Hill Ave., North Providence,
RI 02911-2842; (401) 353-5800; e-mail: fmmvoc@aol.
com; website: http://www.fmm.org. See our web ad at
Our charism is that of Francis Assisi: to live the Gospel
life in the spirit of love, joy, simplicity, and hospitality,
and to share our Franciscan Spirituality with others. We
minister on the East Coast of the United States, Jamaica,
Brazil, and Bolivia. Our ministries include health care,
social services, education, parish and spiritual ministries,
among many others. We care for the homeless, raise
awareness of justice, peace, and environmental issues,
and commit ourselves to a Gospel stance of nonviolence.
We support one another in community and prayer, using
our varied gifts and talents to care for God’s people. Sr.
Jo Marie Streva, OSF, Initial Formation Office, 1406-1
Park Shore Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33901, (239)332-
5260; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
See ad on page 163. Code #189.
As an international
community of women
religious, we serve as teachers,
administrators, pastoral and
social workers, health
professionals and caregivers.
Franciscan Sisters of Chicago (O.S.F.) Modeled after
the lives of St. Francis and St. Clare and the early brothers
and sisters we take our inspiration from the Gospels, following Jesus. We call it Franciscan Evangelical Life. Our
witness is the witness of our lives. As Francis said, “Preach
with your example, and if necessary, with your words.”
Thus we actively labor in ministries of service and prayer,
joyfully sharing the gifts of talents and skills given by the
Holy Spirit, for the building up of the kingdom of God
in justice, mercy, and peace. Vocation Director, Sr. Lois
Marie Rossi, 3115 N. Karlov Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641;
(773) 328-5562; e-mail: vocations@chicagofranciscans.
com; website: http://www.chicagofranciscans.org.
See ad on page 45. Code #166.
We We work for the glory
of God in the service
of our neighbor–especially the
youth and children who are
poor, abandoned, marginalized
and at risk of losing their faith–
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows
(O.S.F.) Our community was founded in China (1939)
by Bishop Rafael Palazzi, O.F.M. The Spirit of God has
brought us to ministry in various places: California,
Oregon, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Canada. As religious
women, we seek to live united with Christ. We witness
to his Good News through the joy and hospitality of our
Franciscan charism, each of us using our gifts for the
glory and praise of God. Places where the Gospel has
not been fully proclaimed have a special appeal to us.
Current ministries: retreat work, catechesis, elementary
and high-school education, teen and parish ministry.
We welcome inquiries from women, ages 18 to 45. Vocation Directress, 3600 S. W. 170th Avenue, Beaverton,
OR 97006-5099; (503) 649-7127; fax: (503) 259-9507;
e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.
ed education and human promotion.
Franciscan Sisters of Dubuque, Iowa (O.S.F.) Please
visit our webpage www.osfdbq.org. “Rooted in the Gospel
and in the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare, the Sisters of
St. Francis live in right relationship with all creation.” We
express our love of God through prayer, service, and
community. We are committed to peace and justice and
have Sister Water Projects in Honduras and Tanzania.
We serve in diverse ministries, e.g., educators, health care
workers, retreat and prayer ministers, pastoral ministers,
caretakers among the elderly, social workers, peace and
justice advocates, dietary and clerical workers, artists
and musicians. We are a vibrant Community of 330
vowed members with three temporary professed, and
110 associates. We minister in 28 diocese in 16 states.
We welcome you so e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org;
website: http://www.osfdbq.org, or call (563) 583-9786.
See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 155. Code #193.
Is God calling you to respond
to these challenges?
What is your answer?
For information about the
Sisters of St. John the Baptist,
visit our website:
To spend a day or weekend,
email our vocation directors:
SR. ELSA JERONIMO, C.S.JB and
SR. LICERIA SAYON, C.S.JB.:
Franciscan Sisters at Springfield (O.S.F.) [Hospital
Sisters of St. Francis - USA, Inc.] We are committed
to proclaiming the Gospel in the spirit of St. Francis and
our founding Sisters, by prayer and service with others.
We remain dedicated to a wholehearted response to
the sick, poor, and needy as we strive to bring Christ’s
healing presence to suffering humanity with simplicity and compassionate care. We are an international
congregation with community members serving God’s
people through healing ministries such as nursing, social
service, home health care, occupational therapy, pastoral
care, HIV/AIDS, massage therapy, spiritual direction,
and administration. There are thirteen hospitals located
in Illinois and Wisconsin as well as mission centers in
Tanzania and Haiti. We have community members in
Germany, Poland, Japan, India, Czech Republic, and
Korea. Membership Invitation: Vocation Director, St.
Francis Convent, LaVerna Road, P.O. Box 19431, Springfield, IL 62794-9431; (217) 522-3386; e-mail: discern@
hsosf-usa.org; website: http://www.franciscansatspfld.org.
Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota
(O.S.F.) We are a community of women, who dedicate
ourselves to a life of prayer and service to others. We
follow the Gospel of Jesus in the Spirit of Saints Francis
and Clare of Assisi. We do works of charity, striving to
be instruments of peace and healing and spreading God’s
love, seeking solidarity with persons who are poor and
reverencing all God’s creation. Our diverse ministries
include social work, health care, counseling, education,
child care, parish ministry, spiritual direction, justice
advocacy, environmental awareness, presence with homeless, and hospitality. We minister in the United States,
Mexico and Ecuador. Vocation Minister, Sr. Grace Skwira,
116 8th Avenue SE, Little Falls, MN 56345-3597; 320-
632-0652; fax: 320-632-1714; e-mail: vocations@fslf.
org; website: http://www.fslf.org. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 84. Code #268.
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany (O.S.F.) The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany are women in relationship: with
God, others and creation. We seek to live the Gospel
and witness to God’s love in the Franciscan tradition by
living as sisters with all creation and by joyfully serving
others, especially those who are poor and marginalized.
Franciscan Sisters of Oldenburg, IN (O.S.F.) We are
Third Order Franciscan Sisters. We are women of prayer,
committed to vibrant Franciscan living of Gospel values.
We are committed to being prophetic in care of creation:
in working for peace through justice and we make
right relationships a high priority in our lives. We were
founded in 1851 and have 261 sisters, including one in
initial formation. Our Associates number 285. Our outreach ministries are Michaela Farm in Oldenburg which