Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph

We, the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph,

witness the Gospel in joy and peace, committed to prayer, service, and

care for all creation.
FSSJ Mission Statement

Sacred Heart of Jesus, you teach us to love one another.
We give you thanks!

Our Mission & Vision

Helping to connect people to faith

We, the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph,
witness the Gospel in joy and peace,
committed to prayer, service, and care for all creation.

FSSJ Treasured Memories

Click Read More to read quotes of Pope Francis about Mary.

Mosaic by Sister Marvina Kupiszewski, FSSJ

 

This mosaic of Italian Tesserae represents the Annunciation in combined symbolic and abstract form.  The hand of God amidst heavenly splendor extends in command from the symbol for the Light of God.  Embodied into the band of strong red color rising toward the heavens is the word “Fiat,”  Mary’s reply to the angel’s message.  This message, “Hail, full of grace,” is aglow in a golden field of glory below.  Together, these two bands represent the wing span of the angel in flight.  Between, rests the dove, symbol of the Holy Spirit, turned toward the message of love and ready, as the wing indicates, to cooperate in the birth of the Son of God. The symbol of Christ, drawn from the heavens to the green hopeful area, completes the triangular group of symbolic forms which depicts the Trinity.

 

Needle Work by niece of Sister Annette

Dianne Scott, niece of Sr. Annette Krauska, FSSJ created this beautiful needle point of Mary with the prayer, The Memorare:  “Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you do I come; before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.”

Painting by the late Sister Geraldine Rutkowski, FSSJ

This month the Church celebrates Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other disciples 50 days after Easter. The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are:  wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and reverence for God.  During the coming months may we all practice these virtues for the healing of the human heart and for the healing of our Mother Earth.

 

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