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

Franciscan Sister of St. Joseph - Celebrating 125 Years

Sisters in Sewing Room at 5286 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY

FSSJ Missionary Sisters departing for Brazil after a prayerful send-off

Postulants in Science Lab at Immaculata Academy, housed in 5286 at that time in 1930s

Sr. Christine,, Sr. Tiburtia and Sr. Joanette at Hilbert College

Sister Adrienne Rapnicki at Hilbert College

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

Treasured Memories of Sister Andrea Ciszewski, FSSJ

Celebrating Our 125th  Anniversary

 

Recent FSSJ History

In 2015 the FSSJ discerned that they would sell their motherhouse at 5286 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY.  But, what to do with our sacred objects – pews, tabernacle, and altars – from our chapel?  Ann Marie Zon from Nicaragua Mission Project, 10100 Transit Road, Amherst, NY, was the person we turned to.  Ann Marie has worked in Nicaragua for over 40 years and has an amazing network of young people who help her move goods from U.S.A. to Nicaragua for the use of the people there.

The Help We Needed

Students from Canisius College, who had worked in Nicaragua on a volunteer basis, came to help load the pews and other sacred objects into the storage pod that would eventually go to Nicaragua.

Letting Go and Letting Come

The Sisters were sad to see the empty chapel.   Letting go often is a challenge.  But we also let gratitude come into our hearts as we are so grateful that the pews and kneelers we prayed on would be used by the people of Nicaragua who needed them in their empty church. 

Happy Arrival

Within weeks, the pews from 5286 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY arrived at The Shrine of Jesus del Rescate in Popoyuapa, Nicaragua.

 

Pews from 5286 Chapel Used by People of Nicaragua

The Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph rejoiced in seeing the people of Popoyuapa sitting on our pews and kneeling on our kneelers, continuing to use our sacred objects in their faith journey

 

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