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.

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.

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Recent Posts

  • Discernment Retreat: February 26-28, 2016

    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…

  • Papal Visit

    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…

  • Postulant Entrance

    Many of the Sisters returned to the Motherhouse this past weekend in order to join in the celebration of the entrance of our new Postulant, Wendy. Several of Wendy's family and friends made the journey…

  • Days of Reflection

    Single, Catholic women between the ages of 16 and 30 are invited to join the Sisters for an Advent Day of Reflection. The day begins at 11:00 am and includes Lunch, Spiritual Conferences, Adoration, Confession,…



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.