Contact the Vocation Director

Sister Lois currently serves as the Vocation Director for our community. Sister Benedicta serves as Assistant Vocation Director. Contact us if you are interested in Religious Life, are considering a vocation to our community, would like more information, or would like to schedule a visit.

Community Videos

A video about our community and our charism of perpetual adoration and the works of mercy.

A video on the vocation and call to become a Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration.

A "music video" expressing the joy and gratitude of the Sisters during their jubilee year.

Our Mission Statement

We, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, participate in the mission of the Roman Catholic Church by living the Gospel after the example of Saint Francis and our foundress, Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel. We strive to combine the contemplative life with the active through perpetual adoration and the works of mercy in education, healthcare, and other ecclesial ministries.

The Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration serve in education, health care, and other ecclesial ministries in Germany, the United States, the Philippines, and Brazil. In doing so, we follow in the footsteps of Jesus who spent His public life praying, teaching, healing and ministering to others. The Provincial House of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Province is located in Mishawaka, Indiana. From there we serve in the Archdioceses of Chicago and Indianapolis, and the Dioceses of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Lafayette-in-Indiana, and Gary.

Recent Posts

  • Three Wise Men

    The Feast of the Epiphany reminds me a bit of Abraham. Why would anyone travel across the desert, plagued with bandits and thieves, at their own personal risk? With Abraham,…

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  • A Life with Saint Joseph

    The Congregation of Holy Cross holds a very special place in my heart! This religious congregation ran the college that I attended. Sometimes I think it was Holy Cross that…

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  • She Pondered These Things in Her Heart

    Today is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, mother of Christ and our mother as well! In the Gospel for today, we hear that when the shepherds share with…

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“Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves so that He Who gives Himself totally to you may receive you totally.”
- St. Francis of Assisi



He Leads, I Follow

These words of our foundress, Blessed Maria Theresia, were chosen as the name for our newsletter. In each edition we will share with you a little about our life as we follow Christ after the example of our Holy Father St. Francis and Blessed Maria Theresia.