Peace and Every Good

“We are a congregation of active women religious who have chosen to live the Gospel simply and plainly in the footsteps of Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi. Our Sisters invite you to explore these pages and learn more about us, how we live, what we believe, and how we dedicate our lives to God through serving God’s Church and God’s people.”

-Sister Joanne Brazinski, OSF


INSPIRED by Francis of Assisi to follow Jesus Christ in total responsiveness to the Providence of God. WE EMBRACE the evangelical life in community, striving to live the poverty of Jesus Christ and to proclaim peace in the joy of the Spirit.

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Advent – Week 2: Love


On this second Sunday of advent, we reflect on the extravagant love of God. In St. Francis and God’s Humility Eric Doyle, OFM writes, “The exquisite tenderness of God’s love is revealed in the helplessness of a baby, the defenselessness of a crucified man, the silence of the consecrated bread and wine on the altar. God approaches us with such humility and leaves himself open to rejection. With his whole heart, Francis understood that it is the manner of God’s coming to us in Jesus Christ that tells us the extent of his love for us.”

How can Christ’s example show us how to love others – not only our friends and family, but strangers, adversaries and those who have hurt us?   God, we pray you transform our hearts to love all your creation as Christ loves us.