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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100 Years of Memories

Today’s 100th-anniversary memory is from over 80 years ago when our first mission to Lithuania ended due to events of World War II. The last Sisters to leave, Sister M. Virginia (left) and Sister M. Urban (right) are pictured in Berlin in 1940 during their long and challenging journey to safety. According to the Sisters’ account, those pictured in the photo are “Jewish refugees who traveled with us to the U.S.” We remain grateful to our provident God and all who ensured the safety and protection of our Sisters and their travel companions. Today, we continue to keep in prayer for all persons fleeing dangerous situations, as well as those living in regions of violence and conflict.

Read the the Article about our First Mission to Lithuania Here