SarahKAs the Sisters of St. Francis, we live out the Gospel values through a Franciscan lens.  Inflamed by the fire of the Spirit of God, following in the footprints of Jesus and inspired by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi we have:

  •   an intense love of God and a desire to be like Jesus
  •   a respect for all persons, especially the poor
  •   a deep reverence for all creation
  •   a commitment to peacemaking
  •   a desire to create community wherever we are

Grounded in community, we strive to live out the Gospel values of

  •   Contemplation
  •   Conversion
  •   Poverty
  •   Minority

We center our Gospel lives in our relationship with God the Creator, Jesus our Brother, and the Holy Spirit.  This relationship is strengthened through Eucharist, Franciscan morning and evening prayer, faith sharing, and private prayer.

Where do I begin? What is God calling me to do with my one wild precious life? What would it be like to be a Franciscan Sister? Do I have the gifts and qualities to live as a Sister? Do I have the passion and enthusiasm to live simply? A decision to become a vowed Franciscan unfolds over time. We can offer you a place to discern and understand both God’s call and your heart’s desire within a faith community.

To explore more about a call to the Sisters of St. Francis and religious life, we invite you to contact our Vocation Director who can help you to understand your call and also learn more about us.

Sr. Pat Doody, OSF
3390 Windsor Avenue
Dubuque, IA 52001
doodyp@osfdbq.org
Phone: (563) 583-9786