Our Mission

“Live the Mission. Let it come alive in and through us!” – Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, Congregational Councilor of the US Area.

As Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, we dedicate ourselves to the service of the Church in a community of love: sharing with one another a fellowship and communion with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; living the life of the gospel in the Franciscan Spirit through personal union with Christ.

We desire in gratitude to restore all things in Christ: beginning with ourselves through a redemptive life in love, prayer, sacrifice and service especially in efforts for equal dignity for all people; sharing the problems of those who are poor, and helping them toward self-determination and dignity.

We strive to be apostles of development, witnessing to the ultimate realities of life: living the “new creation” – the good news of salvation – in hope and joy, and helping others live it, while awaiting the fulfillment of the Lord’s Second Coming.