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."

We continue to celebrate the Easter Season remembering the New Life Jesus calls us to. What a perfect time to celebrate Earth Day – a day dedicated to caring for God’s wonderful gift of creation. If you want to learn more about others who are caring for creation go to Catholic Climate Global Movement

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
from Laudato Si: Care for Our Common Home

Icon of Mother Colette Hilbert

Care for Our Common Home

The art classes at Immaculata Academy knew the Sisters’ Franciscan Spirit and their deep concern for God’s gift of creation. They purchased a rain barrel and painted it using St. Francis’ Canticle of Creatures as their theme. The rain barrel is now in the garden that the Sisters use to plant vegetables and flowers.
Grotto of Blessed Mother at St. Francis Park

"If you want peace, care for creation."

The quote above is from Pope Benedict XVI.
Since living at St. Francis Park the Sisters have offered an annual prayer service around the Peace Pole in front of our home. This picture is from 2011 when we dedicated the plague next to the Peace Pole to Sr. Claire Ann Torla, FSSJ who had a love of gardening and creation. Sr. Claire Ann was a peaceful presence to us all.
Picture created by Sr. Geraldine Rutkowski

St. Francis Park Earth Week

At St. Francis Park we are celebrating Earth Week, April 18-24. There will be:

*an intention to care for creation every day at Mass,

*a special display in the Library featuring book on
the topic of caring for creation

*a special ambiance in chapel,

*a renewal of our commitment to recycle.

What We Do

Ways to Get Involved.

Mission & Ministry


Learn About Franciscan Spirituality




Prayer ~ Reflection

Remembrance Garden

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

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