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.

Community Videos

 

 

 

Recent Posts

  • Fall Discernment Retreat: September 23-25

    Discernment Retreat: September 23-25, 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…

  • Summer Discernment Retreat: June 17-19

    Discernment Retreat: June 17-19, 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…

  • The Way of the Cross with Mother Maria Theresia

    As faithful children of Saint Francis let us make every effort to die to ourselves and to lead lives worthy of a Spouse of the Crucified One. We will then be able to celebrate with…

  • Discernment Retreat

    This past weekend the Sisters welcomed 32 young women to our Motherhouse for a Discernment Retreat. Fr. Joseph, a Dominican priest and a friend of our Sisters, preached 3 wonderful conferences on the Religious Vows.…

 

 

 

 

“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.