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passionate service, total availability and concern
for the salvation of all people. We live and pray
together in community, and follow the rule of St.
Francis of Assisi. Responding to the needs of
God’s people and of the times, we minister in
health care, pastoral care, education, social work,
spiritual and administrative services and other
Church-related ministries. Today, Felician Sisters
minister to God’s people in the United States,
Canada, Haiti, Brazil, Poland, Italy, England,
France, Kenya, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine and the
Amazon. Find out more about us at www.felician-sistersna.org or contact the Vocation Center at
email@example.com. See our web ad
See ad on page 5. Code #025.
Franciscan Daughters of Mary
(F.D.M.) The Franciscan Daughters of
Mary, consecrated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, are contemplative/active missionaries dedicated to upholding the dignity of
every human person from the moment of conception until natural death, as is reflected in our
fourth vow. We do this through a very active
prayer life from which all of our apostolates flow.
Faithful daughters of the Church, we serve Our
Lord Jesus Christ, the Author of Life, with joyful
simplicity in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.
Some of our apostolic works include; daily
prayers for priests, operating a crisis pregnancy
center, providing nutrition to needy friends and
neighbors, running a free medical clinic for the
uninsured individuals, teaching the Catholic
faith to young people and being a beacon of
“Hope” and a light for “Life” in our present
“Culture of Death.” For more information please
visit our website: www.fdofmary.org or e-mail us:
firstname.lastname@example.org; PO Box 122070, Covington, KY 41012. See our web ad at DigitalVocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 37. Code #306.
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary
(F.M.M.) We are 6,000 sisters from
different nations and cultures serving
in 72 countries. We are present in
Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, Australia,
and North America. Eucharistic adoration and
community life are essential to our mission. Our
ministries include education, health care, social
services, prison ministry, pastoral ministry, parish work, soup kitchens, religious education, and
working with immigrants and refugees. “Be ready
to go anywhere to proclaim the Good News,” said
our foundress, Blessed Mary of the Passion.
Other saints and beatified members of our order
include 7 martyrs and Blessed Maria Assunta
Pallotta, FMM. For more information contact: Sr.
Sheila Lehmkuhle, FMM, 4311 Grove Ave.,
Stickney, IL 60402; (847) 421-7265; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.fmmusa.org.
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of
Sorrows (O.S.F.) A Franciscan missionary in
China, Bishop Rafael Angelo Palazzi, founded
our community in 1939. He entrusted us
with a spirit of zeal for Evangelization and
Catechesis. We are located in Hong Kong and
Taiwan, and also in the United States and British
Columbia. As Consecrated Religious we are
united to the poor, chaste and obedient Jesus.
As Franciscans we witness to the Good News
through the joy and hospitality we provide in
our apostolates of teaching in Catholic schools,
catechesis, parish work, and retreat ministry.
Our community life is rooted in the Eucharist
with a fervent commitment to prayer. We have
a special devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows, as
co-redemptrix with Christ at the foot of the
cross, and there we stand together with Jesus
and Mary in the Church’s great mission for the
salvation of souls. We welcome women, 18 – 49
to contact the Vocation Directress, 3600 S.W.
170th Avenue, Beavertown, OR 97003; 503-649-
7127; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
See ad on page 99. Code #126.
Franciscan Sisters at Springfield (O.S.F.)
[Hospital Sisters of St. Francis] The
Franciscan Sisters at Springfield welcome you to
reflect on the Spirit’s invitation in your life and on
how you might answer that calling as a religious
woman in service to those in need. As Franciscan
Sisters, we are members of an international,
multi-cultural congregation who witness our
Franciscan spirituality by reverencing all
creation, living and promoting peace and justice
and respecting the dignity of all people. We strive
to meet needs throughout the world in order to
be and to become the healing presence of Jesus.
If you would like to be challenged to follow Jesus
according to the Gospel and after the pattern
of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare of Assisi,
we look forward to talking with you. Contact
Sister Marguerite Cook at (217) 522-3386 or
at email@example.com where you can freely
discuss your thoughts. We also invite you to
visit our website at www.franciscansatspfld.org.
See ad on page 97. Code #037.
Franciscan Sisters of John the
Baptist (FSJB) We are a new community, established October 2, 2006
in the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois.
According to the example of John the Baptist, we
dedicate ourselves to a life of limitless humility
and self-renunciation. In this way we strive to
decrease so Christ can increase. We want our
lifestyle to be one of total trust in God. An indispensable part of our charism is to pray daily for
priests and seminarians. We commit ourselves to
the service of Christ through His brothers and
sisters, according to the needs of the Church and
society under the guidance of the local Bishop.
We are open to nursing, teaching, catechesis, and
more. We are a contemplative-active community
faithful to the Holy Father and to the Magiste-
rium of the Catholic Church. We live a joyful and
strong community life, rooted in the Eucharist
and a solid prayer life and we wear a religious
habit. Contact: Mother M. Vaclava Ballon, FSJB,
1209 E. Lake Ave., Peoria, IL 61616; (309) 688-
3500; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of
Perpetual Help (O.S.F.) Our mission is to be a transforming presence
in society through witnessing Gospel values.
Women of faith, prophetic vision and courage,
our 87 sisters serve the poor and empower others
to live the gospel with hope and joy. Our ministries in 12 states include pastoral care, education,
health care and social services. As Franciscan
sisters, we relate to creation as sister and have the
same mission as St. Francis did to “go and repair.”
We strive to foster relationships of interdependence that ensure a just, sustainable and vibrant
earth community. Our foundress, Mother Ernestine Matz, stated, “There is no place too far, no
service too humble, and no person too lowly.”
For information: www.fsolph.org; e-mail:
email@example.com; Sr. Pam Falter, 335 South
Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, Missouri, 63122;
Phone 314-965-3700; Fax: 314-965-3710.
See ad on page 39. Code #170.
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual
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