1869, five young women, deeply in love with God, desired to
share their daily lives together in rural Wisconsin. St. Francis
of Assisi's simple Gospel way of life inspired them. Today, the
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity live whole-heartedly the
loving spirit of their foundresses. They strive to live the Gospel in
simplicity, built on faith in a loving God; joyful acceptance of
poverty; love for the Church and selfless dedication to the
service of others. The Congregation serves the People of God in
areas of Catholic education and Catholic healthcare and responds
to other challenges, including parish work and ministry to the
poor, as well as service to their own Sisters-in-Christ.
Community members are missioned in Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois,
Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Their common life is
centered in the Eucharist and rooted in prayer.
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity welcome young women,
high school graduates to age 35, caught by the spirit of St.
Francis and fired with a burning love for Jesus, to join them.