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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
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…
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…
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.…
The Sisters were joined by many guests for Midnight Mass and Carols this year! Christmas is a very special feast for our community as it was for our Mother Foundress: "Greeting you most heartily in the…
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.