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Chapter 2016

Wheaton Franciscan Provincial Chapter 2016 – Day Seven - Friday, April 23, 2016


Alleluia, Alleluia!

Wheaton Franciscan Province Chapter 2016 officially came to a close on Saturday, April 23, 2016. With abundant joy and deep gratitude, the Wheaton Franciscans announce our newly elected Provincial Council as we go forth to be a blessing in the heart of the world!

The new 2016-2020 Provincial Council (photo below) from the left is: Sr. Trish Villarreal, Councilor, Sr. Alana Gorski, Councilor, Sr. Melanie Paradis, Provincial Directress, Sr. Lynn Schafer, Assistant Provincial.




Wheaton Franciscans

Chapter 2016

Wisdom Statement


Compelled by the Spirit to fresh expressions of our Franciscan life,
We commit:
to exploring again the heart of our charism,
to deepening our bonds with each other, and
to facing the mystery of the not-yet-known
that we may respond anew to the needs of our times.
We go forth to be a blessing in the heart of the world.

The Wheaton Franciscans thank all who held us in prayer during this Chapter. Please continue to hold our current leadership team, as well as our new leadership team in your thoughts and prayers as we move through this time of transition. The installation of the newly elected Provincial Council will take place Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the 10:00 a.m. liturgy, at Our Lady of the Angels chapel.


We welcome your thoughts

December 11, 2015
By Mary Krystinak

Blessings to you!  We welcome your well-wishes, prayers and thoughts for our upcoming Chapters gathering.


Linda Colozzi says:
December 19, 2015 03:32 AM CST
Though far away, close in heart and pray with you and for you!

Ed Harasim says:
April 19, 2016 02:52 PM CST
You are in my prayers and thoughts during this week of chapter discernment. May the grace of God and the indwelling Spirit stir deeply within each of you as you identify next steps and opportunities to "return only blessing" after the loving examples of Jesus, Francis, Clare and Mother Clara. I thank God for you each day and for your loving witness to care for the needs the times. Pax et Bonum!

Terri Rocole says:
April 20, 2016 10:24 AM CST
My dear Sisters and friends.....please know I am holding you all close in thought and prayer as you journey through this week of Chapter. May the Holy Spirit be ever in your midst, and may St. Francis, St. Clare and Mother Clara Pfaender guide your way in all conversations and discernments. Peace and all good, Terri

Bridget (Drazen), Jeff, Jimmy Fitz, and Andie Gronniger says:
April 20, 2016 03:18 PM CST
Our beloved Aunt Jackie and all of her sisters/friends are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of reflection and selection.

Jane Orr says:
April 21, 2016 06:07 PM CST
We would like to send Sister Jackie and all Chapter participants our support and prayers Jim an Jane (Drazen) Orr

Christina Baldwin says:
April 28, 2016 10:57 AM CST
Ann Linnea and I join in this celebration. We have printed this photo and are putting it in our prayer basket on our altar in our home. Blessings as you continue your journey together. We are still praying for you and the door to our hearts remains open--just stick your heads in and say "Hello!"

S.Sylvia Wehlisch says:
May 12, 2016 10:55 AM CST
A few weeks have passed since we ended our grand Chapter and I want to thank the new Provincial Council for lovingly taking your place with the Community as leaders among us.!! God Bless each of you and know that my prayers and Love are with you each day. Take good care of yourselves and may peace fill your hearts always. Your Sister with Love, Sylvie