Contact the Vocation Director
Sister Lois currently serves as the Vocation Director for our community. Sister Maria Gemma 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.
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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.
A music video displaying the joy of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual…watch
A video explaining the history of our Community.watch
A video about the vocation to Religious Life as a Sister of St. Francis…watch
The Sisters were joined by many guests for Midnight Mass and Carols this year! Christmas is a very special feast for our community as it was for our Mother Foundress: "Greeting you most heartily in the…
Our latest newsletter detailing the activities of the Sisters from the Summer and Fall is now uploaded! Click here to view the Newsletter!
Discernment Retreat: February 26-28, 2016 If you are a young woman between the ages of 17 and 30 and are considering a vocation to the Religious Life, we invite you to attend a discernment retreat at…
Many of our Sisters were blessed to travel to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia during the Papal Visit of Pope Francis to the United States. The novices have the opportunity to meet novices from other religious…
“This is what I want, this is what I seek, this is what I long to do with all my heart!” ~ St. Francis of Assisi My adventure, like most, begins at home. I am blessed with a very loving Catholic family. My vocation was nurtured here in the family, between the pillars of the Eucharist and Our Lady. …
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.