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Our Mission

Our Charism

As Franciscan women, we trust in God's providence and live the Gospel as we nurture a deep sense of the worth of every person and of all creation.

Our Mission

Our mission as Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi is to further the coming of the reign of God by:

  • Living the Gospel
  • Being faithful to the Rule of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis and the Constitutions of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Carrying forward the dependence upon the Father, prayerfulness, simplicity, and hospitality that marked the foundation of the Congregation in Milwaukee
  • Being available in service to the Church, at home and abroad, in those areas of concern and need that call forth the corporate and personal gifts of our members.

How We Live Our Mission

As Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, we have committed ourselves to deepening our response to God's call to transformation according to the Gospel. In living our mission, we strive to embrace the uniqueness of each member and our life in community together as an effective sign of love expressed through:

~ Fostering Christian community
~ Relating in mutuality with others
~ Extending hospitality
~ Balancing a life of prayer and action
~ Reverencing all of creation
~ Embracing the option for the poor
~ Working for justice through systemic change

As Franciscans, we understand that what calls us together is not primarily our ministry, but our Franciscan commitment to living the Gospel message. This call is expressed in living in community with one another and going out to be with those in need. In doing this we truly are "Women of faith touching a world in need."