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2017 World Day of the Poor: reflection video

Let us love, not with words but with deeds Message of His Holiness Pope Francis First World Day of the Poor November 19, 2017 1. “Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth” (1 Jn 3:18).  These words of the Apostle John voice an imperative that no Christian may disregard.  The seriousness with which the “beloved...

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AdorationTalk release: And it is good

“In a world that focuses on darkness and fear there are voices of hope. There are signs of goodness that the world is actually getting better.” Dig deeper into goodness—the Franciscan view of goodness—during Sister Sarah Hennessey’s latest AdorationTalk released Nov. 8, 2017. Sister Sarah’s “And It Is Good: A Franciscan Perspective”...

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Meet our affiliates

  For more than 35 years, women and men have enriched their Franciscan lives by serving as affiliates with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Meet Dee, an affiliate since 2011.      Affiliates join when they feel ready. For Justin and Kate, ready came in their early thirties.      How many women and men serve with...

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Prayer requests offered for all recovering from disasters

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Human Trafficking: the environmental refugees

Environmental Refugees and Human Trafficking by Jeanne Christensen, RSM, board member U.S. Catholics Against Human Trafficking Following recent climate disasters, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the earthquake in Mexico, members of the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking believed it would be helpful to share a module entitled “Human Trafficking and...

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Prayer service for Dreamers held

  As lawmakers consider the future of The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), we hold in prayer and support all of our sisters and brothers. About 100 people gathered in prayer for the "dreamers" at a service hosted by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and Centro Latino on Sept. 14. The gathering included the song "All are Welcome" led...

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What are religious vows?

Vision Vocation Network just released its latest Vocation Guide (and here's the Vision Digital Vocation Guide). Inside, you'll meet Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Julia Walsh who reveals "how the age-old vows of poverty, chastity and obedience give shape and meaning to her life." Here's a snippet.  "I was just out of high school when I visited a...

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Affiliate: "Be yourself. Follow your passion."

Affiliate Vince Hatt urges you to "help make the world a better place." In a recent letter to the editor featured in the La Crosse Tribune, Vince reflects on compassion, on passion and who the world will remember most. "Who does the world remember and admire? It is not the people with the most money. It remembers people such as Buddha, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Gandhi,...

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Anniversary: AdorationTalk released, bells chimed

On Aug. 1, 2017, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration celebrated 139 years of continuous prayer. Since 1878, at least two adorers have prayed 24/7 in the sisters' Adoration Chapel. And in traditional celebration, the sisters rang a bell inside St. Rose Convent 139 times marking each year complete and another to usher in the new year. More celebration you'll...

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Affiliation minister focuses on future, growth

"The future of the associate movement is strong and perfectly poised for success with future generations. The younger generation are spiritual people, ready to serve, seeking meaningful connections. It is apparent that the veil between God and humanity is becoming thinner with each generation. We want to be ready to welcome this new, vibrant group of seekers," reports...

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Ministry grant funds village hydro-plant

"I have discovered that a local initiative in the production of electricity is possible," says Ndiyun Donatus of the Djottin Area Development Authority. "It is common in many less developed countries on a small scale. So, I researched how it is done, adapted a plan to meet the needs for this area and successfully created a mini-hydroelectric system that produces a small but...

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Sister Jean Ann: new adventure after 50 years in parish

By JOANNE FOX joannef@scdiocese.org The Catholic Globe After 50 years of service in the Diocese of Sioux City, Sister Jean Ann Rausch, FSPA, will be moving across the state to embrace a “new adventure.” The pastoral minister at St. Michael Parish in Sioux City for the past two decades will be taking on volunteer opportunities at the Prairie Woods Spirituality Center...

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"Rebirth" by Sister Eileen McKenzie

In the June 6 issue of “Global Sister’s Report,” Sister Eileen McKenzie’s poem “Rebirth” is published in the article “Pioneers in the 21st century” as a reflection of her experience at May’s Leadership Collaborative.  "During our time together, it became clear that we are not re-creating, re-newing, re-founding, or for that matter...

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Sister Kristin professes final vows

I Know I Belong by Sister Kristin Peters Sister Kristin professed final vows with FSPA on June 3, 2017. Leading up to her day, she wrote this piece. Thank you for your prayers and support over these last ten years. As I prepare to make perpetual vows with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, I reflect upon my life as a religious. My day to day journey is touched by darkness...

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