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.
Growing up as a young Catholic girl, I always loved the story of St. Lucy: her generosity with the poor; the deep and abiding love she had for her faith;…read more
During the season of Advent, we contemplate Mary’s expectation as a Mother for her Child to be born as we prepare ourselves for Jesus to enter our lives once again…read more
The fact that Mary is free from sin seemed to make her unrelatable, aloof, and distant—so different from our own experience of sinful humanity, and so the Immaculate Conception was…read more
Over the past few weeks, the postulants have started taking hours of adoration in the middle of the night. We sign up for an hour between 10:30 pm and 4:30…read more
The primary charism of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration is perpetual adoration. Two sisters are always in the adoration chapel praying for the needs of the world…read more
The repetitive nature of the Rosary can cause those who are not fully entering into or appreciating the Rosary, like myself, to become bored or distracted or allow their minds…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.