Franciscan Sisters of Dubuque, Iowa
(O.S.F.) Please visit our website www.osfdbq.
org to catch a glimpse of our life. 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. This is who we are;
this is what the global community can expect of
us.” Our Sister Water projects in Honduras and
Tanzania have been meaningful times to work with
another diverse group of people as we provide clean
drinking water to villagers. We are a group of 300
sisters, 130 associates and numerous volunteers. We
sisters serve in a variety of ministries in 11 states,
Honduras, Canada, and St. Lucia. We invite you to
e-mail us at: Heldorferv@osfdbq.org or call/text at
(952) 457-5193. Come visit us in Dubuque, IA or
See ad on page 18. Code #193.
Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist (FSJB) We are a ne w 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
Ballon, FSJB, 1209 E. Lake Ave., Peoria, IL 61616;
(309) 688-3500; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Franciscan Sisters of Oldenburg, IN ( O . S . F. ) We a r e T h i r d O r d e r 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 234 sisters, including two in initial
formation. Our Associates number 276. Our
outreach ministries are Michaela Farm in Oldenburg
which incorporates natural farming practices;
Prayer Lodge in Busby, Montana, and Nia Kuumba
Discernment House in St. Louis, Missouri and
Oldenburg Franciscan Center, a Spirituality Center
oncampus.Fo r further info see www.
oldenburgfranciscans.org or call our vocation
director, Sr. Joan Miller (812) 933-6417 or e-mail:
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
98 sisters serve the poor and empower others to live
the gospel with hope and joy. Our ministries in 13
states include pastoral care, education, health care,
youth ministry 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. We seek to change the framework from
which humanity operates, and restore respect for a
deep connectedness with earth. 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: vocations@
fsolph.org; Vocations, 335 South Kirkwood Road, St.
Louis, Missouri, 63122; Phone 314-965-3700; Fax:
See ad on page 27. Code #170.
Franciscan Sisters of Peace (F.S.P.) The
Franciscan Sisters of Peace were founded in 1986
in the Archdiocese of New York. Their charism is
to live the Gospel and to follow in the footprints
of Jesus Christ in the manner of Francis and Clare
of Assisi. They follow the Rule of the Brothers
and Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis and
are committed to being peacemakers in word and
witness. Franciscan Spirituality forms the common
heart of the congregation. The Associates of the
Franciscan Sisters of Peace are lay women who live
the Franciscan spirit and charism of peacemaking
in their own lives. Franciscan Sisters of Peace
minister in New York, New Jersey, Arizona, New
Mexico and California in education, religious
education, pastoral and social work, and prison
ministry. Women who are practicing Catholics are
welcome to contact Sr. Jeanne Gilligan, FSP (Vowed
Membership) or Mrs. Judith Peterson (Associates),
20 Ridge Street, Haverstraw, NY 10928; (845) 942-
2527; e-mail: email@example.com; website: www.
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 have prayed 24/7 since
1878. This Eucharistic Adoration is the essence
of who we are and what we do. Today more than
275 Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
and 230 Affiliates and 120 Prayer Partners live
a spirituality of Loving Presence in mission, in
community, and in solidarity with the oppressed.
We minister throughout the United States as well as
Canada, Guam, Mexico and Africa. We offer a wide
variety of ministry options including education,
health care, parish—just to name a few. Let’s talk.
Membership Office, 912 Market Street, La Crosse,
WI 54601-8800; (888) 683-FSPA (toll free); e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.fspa.org. See
our web ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 24. Code #030.
Franciscan Sisters of Saint Elizabeth (F.S.S.E.) Following in the footsteps of our Founder Blessed 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
multi-cultural 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, health care, 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 e-mail. 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; e-mail: sistersofstelizabeth@
franciscansisters.com; website: http://www.
See ad on page 59. Code #056.
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Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement (S.A.) We are a community of women founded in 1898 who share a vowed life within the context of community. Our
spiritual and community life nurture and make
possible our ministries that vary according to ones
gifts and background. At present our sisters minister
in the United States, Canada, Italy, Japan,
Philippines and Brazil. We are currently involved in
faith formation, pastoral ministry, social services,
kindergartens, retreat and guest house ministry.
Vocation Ministry, 41 Old Highland Turnpike,
Garrison, NY 10524; (845) 230-8200; e-mail:
VocationMinistry@graymoor.org; website: www.