in 1877 in Peoria, Illinois by Bishop Spalding and Mother M.
Frances Krasse, the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
strive to follow the Gospel, particularly in the care of the
sick and the poor. Because Christ is the center of their lives,
a deep prayer life is fostered and is the foundation from which
their apostolic works flow.
Healthcare and education are the community's main apostolate.
They have medical centers, hospitals, colleges of nursing, and a
nursing home in Illinois and Michigan.
requirements include: a desire to serve the Lord, a generous
spirit, good mental and physical health, and skills to be a
joyful Franciscan in community.