Sisters of St. Francis (
Collaborative) Third Order Regular Women is a
collaboration of Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY; Franciscan Sisters of, Dubuque;
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration;
Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart,
Hospital Sisters of St. Francis; Sisters of St.
Francis of Mary Immaculate; Sisters of St.
Francis of Philadelphia; and Sisters of St.
Francis of the Neumann Communities. As
Franciscans, relationship with God, each
other, and all of creation is foundational to
who we are. T.O.R. 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
around the United States and across the
world. Each congregation was founded in a
specific time and place to meet the 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.
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Sisters of St. Francis
(O.S.F.), Clinton, IA We are
women of faith, joy, and
compassion, following in the spirit of St.
Francis and St. Clare. Grounded in
contemplation, we affirm our Franciscan
Third Order charism of ongoing conversion
and dedicate ourselves to our mission of
living and promoting active nonviolence and
peacemaking. Our ministries are diverse:
peace/nonviolence initiatives, advocacy for
social justice, healthcare, parish ministry,
restorative justice, service to impoverished
andmarginalizedpersons.Vi sit www.
clintonfranciscans.com or contact the
Administrative Office, 843 13th Ave. North,
Clinton, IA 52732; 563-242-7611; office@
Sisters of St. Francis (O.S.F.), Tiffin Franciscans, Tiffin, OH “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, contemplation/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: vocations@
tiffinfranciscans.org or 419-447-0435. Visit
www.sfctiffin.org and find us on Facebook
@TiffinFranciscans and on Twitter @Tif-finSisters.
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Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Im-
maculate (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, healthcare, social services, religious education, and as musicians and artists. Ministering in eight 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. For more information
contact: Sr. Peggy Quinn, O.S.F., 1433 Ess-ington Road, Joliet, IL 60435; 815-725-
8735; firstname.lastname@example.org; joliet-franciscans.org.
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Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
(O.S.F.) Gospel Women Making a Difference! Come join us in relationship as a vowed
member living the Franciscan Third Order
Regular values of continuous conversion,
contemplation, humility, and poverty. Profess
the evangelical vows of poverty, chastity,
and obedience and discover the joy of this
commitment. Our community living, prayer,
and ministries support our relationships
with God, others, self, and all of creation.
We choose to take risks. We are in relationship with those in need especially women,
children, and those who have no voice. Will
you pray about it? Interested in discerning
what this lifestyle has to offer you and our
world? Contact our Charism Promoter: Sr.
Christine Still, O.S.F. at vocations@osfphila.
org; www.osfphila.org. See our online ad at
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Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania,
OH, Sylvania Franciscans (O.S.F.)
Celebrating over 100 years of Fran-
ciscan presence in Northwest Ohio
and beyond, we minister in nine dioceses in
seven 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
reverence 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 peo-
ple, we are engaged in such diverse minis-
tries as education, healthcare, social services,
religious education, media, law, art, parish
and retreat ministries, and spiritual direc-
tion. Sponsored ministries: Sylvania Francis-
can Ministries—Health and Human Services
Ministry; Lourdes University—Higher Edu-
cation; All Good Things—The Sylvania
Franciscan Art and Gift Shop. Contact: Voca-
tion Office, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania,
OH 43560; 419-824-3914; vocations@sister-
sosf.org. www.sistersosf.org; facebook.com/
vaniafranciscans; Twitter and Instagram:
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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 currently 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, diaconate
formation, adult literacy, parish ministry,
social work, chaplaincy, teen and adult
retreat programs, and spiritual direction.
Sr. Diane Vande Voorde, O.S.F., 2408 West
Heading Avenue, West Peoria, IL 61604;
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Sisters of St. Francis of the
(O.S.F.) God gave you many
gifts and talents. Use them in
service as a Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. We are a Franciscan
congregation whose more than 300 women
are rooted in the Gospel and sisters to all,
serving with reverence, justice, and compassion. With sisters in 12 states, including
Hawaii, as well as Peru and Kenya, you can
help us attend to the needs of the Church
and of the world through ministries that
include parish service, education, healthcare, pastoral care, and social justice. Visit
our website at www.sosf.org. Contact: Sr.
Caryn Crook at 315-751-6819 or ccrook@
sosf.org. See our online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
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Sisters of St. Joseph (C.S.J.), Canadian
Federation Does living the Christian call
of Baptism with others in active and inclusive love energize and challenge you? This
is what Sisters of St. Joseph have done for
360 years and are still doing today in over
50 countries. In 1650 six ordinary women
came together to serve their neighbor. They
lived together and nourished their lives with
regular prayer and sharing of their experiences of revealing the love and compassion
of God to those in need. The three congregations within the Canadian Federation are
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