Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph

Called by God into the Fraternity of Francis, we live in Simplicity, Servanthood, and Joy, renewing the spirit of Mother Colette Hilbert, "In all things Charity."

The Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph met on July 10 and July 11 for their annual Forum. The theme of the Forum was
“Embracing Our Sacred Journey:  We Were Made for These Times”.
The Sisters gathered together at Hilbert College – the college that was founded by the Sisters. We
looked with faith and hope at our reality and
the many graces God has given us
as we continue in Mission for our world,
in living Community Life and
growing in our Spiritual Life for all.

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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.

St Francis STATUE

Monthly Reflection

Laudato Si:  Care for Our Common Home
Pope Francis


Icon of Mother Colette Hilbert

Sr. Alexine Machowicz, FSSJ

Sr. Alexine is filled with the energy of love and sharing with others.  She is such a blessing to all of us here at St. Francis Park.  Sister Alexine helps us to celebrate all holydays and holidays by decorating her walker and brightening our day.  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning she brings some of the Sisters to chapel to sing God’s praises.  Some of Sister Alexine’s pupils from her first grade classes write to her and she, herself, is known as the “great communicator” as she connects with people through her ministry of writing.

Grotto of Blessed Mother at St. Francis Park

Do Our Hearts Burn with Love?

Following in the footprints of St. Francis, the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph are opening our minds and hearts to spread God’s unconditional love for all people by learning more about implicit bias and racism in our time.  Sr. Joyce Kubiniec, our FSSJ librarian, created this display and shared with us the Leadership Conference of Women Religious’ statement on racism.  Some of the most up-to-date books on these topics are available in our library.

Picture created by Sr. Geraldine Rutkowski

The Choices We Make

This picture shows the beginning of a path into a nature walk we have here at St. Francis Park. The paths we choose to take in life can lead us to peace and love or to fear and anger. May our choice to take time with God’s wonderful gift of creation help us to grow in peace and love.

What We Do

Ways to Get Involved.

Mission & Ministry


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Prayer ~ Reflection

Remembrance Garden

– A place that offers opportunities for prayer and quiet reflection.

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