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  • From September 17-October 8, 2016 the Wheaton Franciscans will celebrate “A Season of Peace”. These dates encompass September 21st-the UN International Day of Peace; September 24th- Concerts Across America Day to raise consciousness about gun violence and peace-making; October 4th- the feast of St Francis of Assisi, a man of peace and non-violence; and October 5th- the feast of Mother Clara Pfaender, our foundress, who believed that love could accomplish great things.

  • [Brooklyn, NY] The Franciscan Federation of the Sisters and Brothers of the Third Order Regular of the U.S., and their associates resolved "to stand in solidarity with Native American People in care of their land and of our Sister, Mother Earth" in a resolution affirmed by some 240 attendees representing 61 member confregations at their annual meeting, just ended. Read More...
  • “The Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, St. Clare Province of the Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, (USA) are announcing today that we can say with integrity that we have no current investment in fossil fuels, and we will in the next year add it to our Socially Responsible Investment Policy to assure no future investments in fossil fuels. In this way, we wish to emphasize the urgency of the climate crisis and deepen our commitment to care for our common home.”

    Sr. Melanie Paradis,OSF, Sr. Lynn Schafer,OSF, Sr. Trish Villarreal,OSF, Sr. Alana Gorski,OSF, Provincial Council of the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters (USA)

    For more information on the action to divest from fossil fuels click here.

  • Wheaton Franciscan Sr. Gabriel Uhlein and Covenant Companion Jeanne Connolly co-presented at the 12th Biennial Workshop of the Conference of Associates and Religious of the Midwest Area.

    For more information see “Together we are One.”

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