"Be very concerned, dear Sister, to serve the poor sick in body and soul. Encourage the good Sisters to be willing and joyful in making the sacrifices required of them in their work. Above all let them strive to edify the patients through thoughtful, modest service, and to exercise their apostolate everywhere through good example."
~ Blessed Maria Theresia
The Sisters sponsor Franciscan Alliance a Healthcare system, which upholds the moral values and teachings of the Catholic Church.
We, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, live the Gospel message according to the ideals of St. Francis and Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel. Guided by the moral and ethical values and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, we, with our co-workers, serve the people of God in Christ's healing ministry.
Faithful to our mission, we respect life and the dignity of all persons. Imitating Jesus, we minister with joy, love, and compassion to all from conception to natural death. Imbued with the spirit of Christ and mindful of our Christian stewardship, we provide the best possible care through increased spiritual awareness, commitment, and dedication of ourselves and all who work with us in extending our healing ministry.
We minister in acute care facilities as well as home care, women's clinics, and clinics with a preferential option for the poor.