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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
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 be made visible to others. …
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 and for others. You help…
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 one scene, Mary and St.…
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 adoration: St. Joseph. As we…
I was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana. I went to Sts. Joan of Arc and Patrick school from pre-K to the 8th grade and then transferred to a public high school. All throughout grade school I always wondered why we had to attend Mass every Monday and Friday, especially since I went every Sunday with my family. My…
“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.