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

  • An Unexpected Birthday Gift: Humility

    An Unexpected Birthday Gift: Humility Last year, we started a new tradition in the Novitiate. On a Sister’s birthday, we all go around the table and thank the Sister for…

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  • The Gift of Littleness

    The Gift of Littleness: Confessions of a Postulant One month ago, I entered the Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration as a postulant. It has been a time of such…

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  • 2017-2018 Discernment Retreats

    The Sisters will be hosting discernment retreats on the following weekends: October 6-8, 2017 February 23-25, 2018 July 6-8, 2018 For more information or to register for one of the…

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  • In the Heart of the Church

    In the Heart of the Church Our Charism is a living out of the Paschal Mystery During the Lenten season I have been praying through the Gospel accounts of the…

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  • Love Goes a Long Way!

    Bring Jesus to others; He is Enough! I am currently in the middle of transitioning back to the Motherhouse after spending the past two months “on mission” at our convent…

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  • St Joseph Novena for Vocations

    Mother Maria Theresia had a great devotion to St. Joseph, whose Feast Day will be celebrated on March 20th this year. Together we join in prayer to St. Jospeh for…

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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.