We are so glad you want to know about us. We are a Franciscan congregation of Catholic Sisters which was started by three prophetic women in St. Louis in 1901. Each of us is called by God to be a Gospel presence of hope and joy wherever we are. We are grateful to God for our call and the mission entrusted to us.
In fidelity we strive to be prayerful women of faith, vision and courage as we dedicate our lives to renewing all things in Christ. We have a particular focus of caring for earth, our common home.
We abide by the words of Clare of Assisi, first Franciscan woman:
“What you hold, may you always hold, what you do, may you always do and never abandon. But with swift pace, light step, unswerving feet so that even your steps stir up no dust, may you go forward securely, joyfully, and swiftly on the path of prudent happiness…
so that you may offer your vows to the Most High in the pursuit of that love to which the Spirit of the Lord has called you.”
- St. Clare of Assisi