The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration partner with others in carrying out the mission of Jesus as stated in our Constitutions, "...to manifest God's love in the world; to bring new life, meaning and hope to a suffering and searching humanity, to heal with compassion and forgiveness, and to proclaim the Gospel in word and action."
Through sponsorship, we continue to influence the publicly incorporated institutions we founded or acquired in ways that further the mission of both FSPA and the institutions themselves.
The FSPA Mission Integration Office works with our sponsored organizations to ensure Franciscan values are upheld today. Together with our health care partners at Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare and St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home, our spirituality centers, our higher education institution, Viterbo University, and our global awareness program, we continue to carry out the FSPA mission.
Sponsorship Conference 2017
The 2017 sponsorship conference, "Why Mission Matters," is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Invitations were sent to our partners in ministry who will gather in Viterbo's Fine Arts Center at 7:45 a.m. for hospitality prior to the 8:30 a.m. conference start time. We conclude at noon. Sister Fran Ferder and Father John Heagle will lead our day.
The 2016 FSPA sponsorship conference was held Oct. 28, 2016. Kenote speaker Rhea Emmer, co-creator and director of Reinvesting Spirituality and Ethics in our Network (RISEN), spoke to a room filled with FSPA sponsored ministry staff, Assisi pilgrims and more! Read about the 2016 conference.
Leaders in FSPA sponsored institutions were treated to a presentation by Richard Kyte, director of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and professor of philosophy at Viterbo University. Rick led the group through the Four-Way Method for Ethical Decision Making (truth, consequences, fairness and character) and how we can improve conversations by paying attention to the ethical language used. Read about the 2015 conference.
They came from FSPA-sponsored institutions. Many attendees were pilgrims who—from Assisi, Italy—came back infused, invigorated and inspired by the quintessence of Francis and Clare. They are good stewards, good people who gathered at the 25th Annual Sponsorship Conference on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Viterbo University’s Fine Arts Center.
Share in the stories shared by conference speaker, John McHugh.
Read attendees reflections on five ways to experience joy.
This year's Christian Mission Award winning program offered at St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home.