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.
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.
“I understood that if, in the order of nature, Jesus is pleased to sow beneath our feet such delightful marvels, it is only to aid us in reading into the…read more
Perhaps you are familiar with the famous prayer called “The Breastplate of St. Patrick.” It is a perfect prayer to begin as soon as we open our eyes in the…read more
The Feast of the Epiphany reminds me a bit of Abraham. Why would anyone travel across the desert, plagued with bandits and thieves, at their own personal risk? With Abraham,…read more
The Congregation of Holy Cross holds a very special place in my heart! This religious congregation ran the college that I attended. Sometimes I think it was Holy Cross that…read more
Today is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, mother of Christ and our mother as well! In the Gospel for today, we hear that when the shepherds share with…read more
St. Teresa of Calcutta is known for the heroic love she had for the poor who lived in the streets of Calcutta. She often said, “Do little things with great…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.