Founded in the United States in 1898, we are a branch of the great Franciscan family and a missionary congregation which originated in the Anglican communion and was corporately received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1909. The congregation received definitive approval as a congregation of Pontifical right on June 13, 1935.
In Franciscan simplicity and joy, we serve the poor as we strive to empower those who are neglected or oppressed. We remain open to other ministries that respond to the needs of our times. We recognize and support our diversity and giftedness and accomplish this through a shared life of at-one-ment that nurtures and encourages each Sister to live the fullest expression of Christian love. We minister to the people of God to witness and share the truth about the Kingdom.
We are women religious who are called by God through our congregation and the church to witness to his continuing Presence in this world.
Relying on the guidance of the Holy Spirit and inspired by the example of St. Francis and our founders, we strive to imitate Christ.
As missionaries, we are sent to serve Christ in his poor and to bring all people into union with the Father.
Through prayer and ministry, we proclaim the Gospel seeking to fulfill the prayer of Jesus 'that all may be one' (John 17:21). Our Sisters minister around the world, bringing unity and healing to a broken world.
Real joy is found in the atonement of Jesus Christ and the ideals of St. Francis of Assisi: peace, reconciliation and unity. We strive to be instruments of justice and peace wherever we labor in building up the Body of Christ.
"We could not be true Franciscans without being missionaries. Therefore, the missionary aspect of our vocation is a very important one, one by which we come rightly. By this, we cover work among the poor in our great cities, and in rural districts both in this country and in foreign fields." ~ Mother Lurana (1870-1935)
Following in the spirit of St. Francis and our founders, Mother Lurana and Father Paul, we are missionaries who witness to Gospel values in our lives. Our ministry consists of prayer and apostolic service for the fulfillment of Jesus' prayer 'that all may be one ... that the world may believe that you sent me' (John 17:21-23).
We are currently present within Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan,
the Philippines and the USA.
For more information about our ministries, e-mail us at: email@example.com
St. Francis Convent (Motherhouse)
Main Reception Ph (845) 424-3625
Monday - Friday, Mass 11:15 a.m.
Sunday, Mass 9:00 a.m.
We no longer have a Saturday mass.
*Mass schedule may be altered for
Feast Days or Sisters' Funerals
Community Prayer, The Divine Office:
Mon-Friday: Morning Prayer 8:15 a.m.
Evening Prayer - Every Evening
Saturday Morning Prayer, 8:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Prayer, 8:40 a.m.
Every First Friday: Monthly Day of Recollection & Eucharistic Adoration 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Evening Prayer, 4:45 p.m.
Holy Hour for Vocations
Every Friday from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Mass at St. John's Church
(Foundation site of the Society
of the Atonement)
Sunday, Mass 10:00 a.m.
Open to the Public
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