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challenges facing women, children and families
to meet needs and enrich lives. Contact: Sr. Michele Walsh, 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino, CA 91436;
(818) 285-3362; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Sisters of St. Francis (collaborative) Third
Order Regular Women is a collaboration of Franciscan Sisters of Allegheny, NY; Franciscan Sisters
of Perpetual Adoration; Franciscan Sisters of the
Sacred Heart; Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate; Sisters of St. Francis–Dubuque, Iowa;
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia; Sisters of
St. Francis of the Neumann Communities; and
Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis. As Franciscans, relationship with God, each
other and all of creation is foundational to who
we are. TOR Franciscans have four additional
values: Continuous Conversion, Contemplation,
Poverty and Humility. We strive to live these
through the evangelical vows of poverty, chastity
and obedience while living in community. Every
congregation has its own history and charism, but
we hold much in common. We live and minister
in a variety of places around the United States
and world in relationship with the people. Each
congregation was originally founded in a specific
time/place to meet an identified needs of the people of God. Over time we adjusted ministries and
moved to new places in order to continue to meet
the growing and changing needs of God’s people.
See ad on page 39. Code #540.
Sisters of St. Francis (O.S.F.), Clinton, IA The
Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, IA are women
of faith, joy and compassion, following in the
spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare. Our Third Order
Franciscan charism calls us to ongoing conversion and empowers us to live and promote active
nonviolence and peacemaking, our corporate
mission. Our ministries are diverse and include
peace/nonviolence ministries, advocacy for
justice, healthcare, parish ministries, restorative
justice work and ministries to those who are poor
and marginalized. Contact us at (563) 242-7611;
e-mail: email@example.com; online
at www.clintonfranciscans.com; www.facebook.
com/ClintonSisters; view our You Tube channel at
www.youtube.com/ClintonFranciscans; or visit us
in person at 843 13th Ave. N, Clinton, IA 52732.
See ad on page 114. Code #475.
Sisters of St. Francis—Tiffin Franciscans, Tiffin, OH (O.S.F.) “This is a powerful place,” said
one of our retreatants recently about our campus
in Tiffin, Ohio. We are committed to listening and
responding to God’s call for us as a community.
Indeed, prayer, service and community have been
our foundation since 1869, when Fr. Joseph Bihn
and Mother Elizabeth Schaefer set out to help
orphans and the elderly poor after the Civil War.
Peacemaking, concern for the poor, contempla-tion/action and care of creation are the directions
we follow as we walk through the world, doing
what we can to answer God’s call. Today, we serve
in Mexico and in several states in the U.S. We
are forward looking and inclusive. We are surrounded by beauty on our campus in Tiffin, Ohio,
which is home to our Motherhouse, Franciscan
Earth Literacy Center, St. Francis Spirituality
Center and St. Francis Senior Ministries. Please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (419)
447-0435. Visit www.sfctiffin.org and find us on
Facebook Tiffin Franciscans and on Twitter @
See ad on page 44. Code #287.
Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (O.S.F.) Led by the Spirit,
we, as Joliet Franciscans, embrace the
Gospel life by commitment to Franciscan values and respond to the needs of
our time through prayer, community, and ministry. We minister in grade schools through adult
education, in parish ministry, health care, social
services, religious education, and as musicians
and artists. Ministering in 11 states and in Brazil,
we invite inquiries from women who feel called
to our Franciscan way of life as vowed members.
Inquiries are also welcomed from both men and
women interested in the Associate relationship.
Vocation Minister: Sr. Mary Jo Young, O.S.F.,
1433 Essington Road, Joliet, IL 60435; (815)
725-8735; fax: (815) 725-8648; e-mail: mjy-
email@example.com; website: www.joliet-
See ads on pages 26, 39. Code #252.
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
(O.S.F.) Gospel Women Making a Difference!
Will you join us in following Jesus Christ? We
live the traditional Franciscan Third Order values
of contemplation, poverty, humility, and continuous conversion through the evangelical vows of
poverty, chastity, and obedience. Community life,
prayer and ministry support and express our relationships with God, others, creation, and self. We
choose to take the necessary risks to be a compassionate presence in our violent world—especially
with women; children; those who have no voice;
and those who are economically poor, marginalized, and oppressed. Our varied ministries allow
us to foster right relationships in our Church and
promote peace in society in the United States and
beyond. Are you interested? Have questions?
Contact the Charism Promoter: Sr. Christine Still
at firstname.lastname@example.org; www.osfphila.org. See
our web ad at DigitalVocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 39. Code #139.
Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania,
OH—Sylvania Franciscans (O.S.F.)
Celebrating over 100 years of Franciscan
presence in NW Ohio and beyond, we
are 145 Sisters and 75 Associates ministering in
12 Dioceses in eight states. The Sisters of St.
Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, respond to God’s call
to live the Gospel in joyful servanthood among
all people through lives and ministries that rever-
ence human dignity, embrace the poor and
marginalized, and respect the gift of all creation.
Placing our individual gifts and talents in service
to the needs of God’s people, we are engaged in
such diverse ministries as education, health care,
social services, religious education, media, law,
art, parish and retreat ministries, and spiritual
direction. Sponsored ministries: Sylvania Fran-
ciscan Ministries—Health and Human Services
Ministry; Lourdes University—Higher Educa-
tion; All Good Things—The Sylvania Franciscan
Art and Gift Shop. Contact: Vocation Office, 6832
Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH 43560; 419-824-
3914; email@example.com. Web: www.sis-
tersosf.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
cans; You Tube: www.youtube.com/user/Sylva-
niafranciscans. Twitter: SylvaniaFranciscans.
See ad on page 141. Code #085.
Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception (O.S.F.) Called to make God’s compassionate presence known through our vowed life in
community, the Sisters of this diocesan religious
congregation dedicate themselves to prayer, community life, and service in the spirit of St. Francis
of Assisi, whose personal lifestyle was expressed
in prayer, joy, and simplicity. The Sisters presently serve the people of God throughout Illinois
through prayer and community witness, and a
variety of ministries to all ages. These include
caring for the aging, teaching, religious education for adults and children, adult literacy, parish
ministry, social work, chaplaincy, teen and adult
retreat programs, spiritual direction, and campus
ministry. Sr. Sarah Elizabeth, 2408 West Heading Avenue, West Peoria, IL 61604; (309) 214-
0184; e-mail: email@example.com;
See ad on page 23. Code #279.
Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities (O.S.F.) Calling
all courageous women of faith. Join
our multicultural, international community of women religious and respond to the
needs of the church and the world today. Come
and join the Franciscan way of life where we live
as sisters to all and serve God and God’s people
with reverence, justice and compassion. Blend
your education and talents with the Franciscan
tradition and live a meaningful life. Join us in
ministry in Peru, Puerto Rico, Kenya or in one of
13 U.S. states, including Hawaii. Contact Sister
Caryn Crook at 315.751.6819; e-mail: vocations@
sosf.org; website: www.sosf.org. See our web ad
See ads on pages 39, 89. Code #294.
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