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and education programs. Our social service ministries
include caring for the homeless, unwed mothers,
individuals with HIV, the impoverished and people in
prison or adjusting to life after their release. We operate
a private work-study high school, as well as a university.
Internationally, we support a mission in Aquin, Haiti. If
you believe God is calling you to serve others and you
wish to explore a religious vocation, we invite you to
contact us. We will help you with your spiritual journey.
Learn more at CFMOLSisters.com.
See ad on page 91. Code #442.
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, 18-45 to contact
the Vocation Directress, 3600 S.W. 170th Avenue,
Beavertown, OR 97003; 503-649-7127; email: fmsols.
email@example.com; website: www.olpretreat.org.
Franciscan Sisters at Springfield (O.S.F.) [Hospital
Sisters of St. Francis] The Hospital Sisters of St.
Francis 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,
multicultural 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 Sr. Bernadine Gutowski,
O.S.F. at 773-618-9465 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
where you can freely discuss your thoughts. We also
invite you to visit our website at www.hospitalsisters.org.
See ad on page 93. Code #037.
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany (O.S.F.) The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany seek to live the Gospel of
Our Lord Jesus Christ. We witness to God´s love
in the Franciscan tradition by living as sisters with
all creation, and by serving others, especially those
who are poor and marginalized. We are committed
to a Gospel stance of nonviolence, justice, peace,
and integrity of creation. We share our Franciscan
charism of joy, simplicity, and hospitality within varied ministries on the East Coast of the United States,
in Jamaica, Brazil, and Bolivia. As Christ-centered
women of hope, we support one another in community and prayer, and we welcome women who seek
the same spiritual values. Find more information at
alleganyfranciscans.org, or contact Sr. Colleen Brady
O.S.F.; 239-464-5188; email@example.com.
See ad on page 41. Code #540.
Franciscan Sisters of Dubuque, IA (O.S.F.) We are
rooted in the Gospel and in the spirit of Saints Francis
and Clare. We strive to live in right relationship with
all creation by deepening our relationship with Mother
Earth and Sister Water, by standing with persons who
are poor and by making peace and practicing non-
violence. We are a group of 250 sisters, 130 associ-
ates, and numerous volunteers. We serve in a variety
of ministries in 14 states, Honduras, Canada, and St.
Lucia. We partner with other religious congregations
and civic organizations to respond to those whose
needs are greatest in this country and abroad. Our
strength, our hope, and our joy flow from our com-
mitment to prayer, to each other, and to the people
God calls us to serve in love. To learn more about our
life, visit our website www.osfdbq.org or Facebook
page www.facebook.com/dubuquefranciscans; email
Sr. Pat Doody, O.S.F.; firstname.lastname@example.org; phone:
563-583-9786; or visit us in Dubuque, Iowa!
See ad on page 41. Code #540.
Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist
(F.S.J.B.) 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 Magisterium 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
Ballo, F.S.J.B., 1209 East Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL
61616; 309-688-3500; email: email@example.com;
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
(F.S. P.A.) As Franciscans we commit ourselves
to promoting sustainability, seeking peace and
justice for all, and inviting new members to join
us on our Franciscan journey. The Franciscan Sisters of
Perpetual Adoration are rooted in adoration. This Eucharistic Adoration is the essence of who we are and
what we do. Today our sisters, affiliates, and prayer
partners live a spirituality of loving presence in mission,
in community, and in solidarity with the oppressed. We
actively minister throughout the United States and our
reach is global. We offer a wide variety of ministry options including social justice outreach, ecospirituality,
spiritual enrichment, education, healthcare, and parish,
just to name a few. Get to know us at fspa.org/showmea-sign. See our online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 41. Code #540 & #030.
Franciscan Sisters of Saint Elizabeth
(F.S.S.E.) Following in the footsteps of
our Founder Saint Ludovico and living
under the Third Order Regular Rule of
Saint Francis, we commit ourselves to a Gospel life of
poverty, chastity, and obedience. As a multicultural community, we minister to God’s people on five continents.
Worldwide we daily unite ourselves as community
through our common celebration of the Holy Eucharist,
Divine Office, Holy Hour, and meditation. We offer our
service through education, healthcare, parish ministry,
care of the elderly, and evangelization. We joyfully embrace living in community, sharing a life of prayer while
being active in our ministries. Are you called to journey
with us? Call, write, or email. Request information; come
visit. The first step of the journey is yours to take. Let us
assist you along the way. Vocation Office, Franciscan
Sisters of Saint Elizabeth, 499 Park Road, Parsippany, NJ
07054; 973-539-3797; email: info@franciscansisters.
com; website: www.franciscansisters.com.
See ad on page 37. Code #056.
Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart
(O.S.F)—Frankfort, IL We, the Franciscan
Sisters of the Sacred Heart, are called by God
to live the Gospel life after the manner of St.
Francis of Assisi as women religious. With
love as the foundation of all we are, we incarnate the
presence of Jesus—a sign of hope. We joyfully embrace
our vowed life in community which is sustained by our
personal and communal prayer and sisterly love. We
respond in a prophetic way to the needs of others through
our ministries of education, healing, and service. We are
currently in Indiana, Illinois, California, West Virginia,
and Brazil. Contact the Vocation Director: 9201 West St.
Francis Road, Frankfort, IL 60423; 815-464-3873; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.fssh.net.
See ad on page 41. Code #540.
Glenmary Home Mission Sisters of America
(G.H.M.S.) The Glenmary Sisters provide missionary
services to all God’s children in the rural areas of the
Southern United States and Appalachia. Serving in areas
where the Catholic population is less than 2 percent,
their ministry is guided by the Corporal Works of Mercy
to: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the
naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit those in
prison, and bury the dead. Through the Glenmary Sister’s
ministry of presence and willingness to share in the daily
struggles of the families where they serve, the people of
these areas come to understand the love and concern of
the Catholic Church and their own dignity as children of
God. Contact: Barbara O’Nan, G.H.M.S., email: barbara@
glenmarysisters.org; website: www.glenmarysisters.org
or call 706-414-2982 or 1-800-301-2689.
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