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.
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.
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…read more
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…read more
Recently I read a biography of Caryll Houselander written by Maisie Ward. In it she writes: “Caryll saw shapes already present in the wood she carved which only needed to…read more
Sister Arlene shares why Perpetual Adoration is important to her: It’s important to have adoration because you get many graces and blessings not only for yourself but for the Church…read more
This past Advent we watched Mary of Nazareth. I’ve seen this movie several times but this time something different struck me that I had never paid attention to before. In…read more
St. Joseph: A Model Adorer As we contemplate the wonder of our Lord and Savior’s birth, there is an oft-forgotten figure in the Nativity scene who is also rapt in…read more
It was a dark and stormy night. Okay, I don't recall that there was actually a storm, and there was nothing particularly ominous about the darkness that evening. What I do remember are my friend's words, “If you don't do anything, nothing is going to happen.” Have you ever sat around, “waiting” for God's will to happen? On…
“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.