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

FSSJ Christmas Art Christmas Blessing by Sister Geraldine Rutkowski, FSSJ

Christmas Greeting by Sister Geraldine Rutkowski, FSSJ

Christmas card by Sister Marvina Kupiszewski, FSSJ

Wood carving of Mary and Child by Sister Marvina Kupiszewski, FSSJ

Francis and Child by Sister Lynne Anne Schimminger, FSSJ

Francis, Mary, Jesus, and Joseph by Sister Lynne Anne Schimminger, FSSJ

St Francis and Child by Sister Geraldine Rutkowski, FSSJ

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

 

Thank you, Mother Colette!

We, the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, thank Mother Colette for her faith, her vision, and her trust in Divine Providence.  All of these virtues brought the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph to our 125th Anniversary.

Under Mother Colette’s guidance the congregation opened many schools.  They taught young people the importance of their faith, their citizenship, and education. 

For many years the congregation’s name was Franciscan Sisters Minor Conventuals.  In 1952 the congregation took the name, Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph.

In 1947 FSSJ celebrated their 50th Anniversary with Mass celebrated by Bishop O’Hara, Bishop of Buffalo, NY.

 

 

 

In 1985, in the spirit of Vatican II, the Sisters had their revised constituion approved by Rome.  The picture is of the blessing of the Constitution of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph.

Left to right:  Fr. Claude, Sr. Noella, Sr. Paulette, Sr. Sanctia, Sr. Claire Ann, Sr. Mary Frances, Sr. Andrea, Sr. Mary Jan and Sr. Martha Marie

 

For the 100th Anniversary of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph in 1997, Sr. Ann Lyons’ family commissioned an artist to create this icon of Mother Colette.  She planted a seed of loving service, helped it to grow during her life in leadership and allowed it to flourish in the hands of many other leaders.  It was her faith, hope, and love that inspired each Franciscan Sister of St. Joseph to “Witness the Gospel in joy and peace”.

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