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"God communicates with us in prayer and we experience him through contemplation...."
                                                                                                                                           -Blessed Frances Schervier from her Notes on Prayer.

Martha Dinner - Thursday, March 13, at 9499 Columbia Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to spend time with other young women exploring a call to religious life. High School age girls welcome also! Prayers, dinner, conversation and fun. -- No Cost. For registration and more information, please call or email Ruthy Trusler 513-761-9040 ext. 132 or e-mail We look forward to having you!

Online Discernment Retreat for Women between the ages of 20 - 40 years this Lent, 2014! Are you wondering if God may be calling you to religious life? Here is an opportunity to meet five times with a trained spiritual director through emails, Skype or by phone. You will receive materials for your quiet time: prayer, reflections. This guided retreat works around your schedule! For more information or to register, please contact Sr. Cathy Bauer, OSB or text to 859-468-6040. 

Hear the testimonials of how our Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have made difference in many lives! Then see how you too can make a difference. We would love to hear from you! Please call us at 1-800-761-9040, ext. 132 or

Want to learn more about discerning a vocation with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor? Or, just want to know more about our ministries, then please check back for the next coffee and conversation after our 10:00 AM Sunday Mass at St. Clare Chapel, 60 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45215; 1-800-761-9040, ext 132.

Religious Vocations
What exactly is a vocation? A vocation is a calling or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action such as to the religious, married, or single life. Most often when we hear the word vocation we think of a calling to the religious life.

Franciscan Sisters of the Poor are followers of Jesus, and live the Gospel Way of Life by public vows of consecrated celibacy, poverty, and obedience. We live in community just as St. Francis of Assisi and Blessed Frances Schervier have. Each sister brings her special talents and/or occupation that is exemplified in her ministry choices of serving those who are poor and marginalized.

Is God Calling You?
Have you heard God Calling? Will you be able to recognize the call? And, will you answer the call? Your call grows from knowing and loving Jesus and a desire of discipleship that helps others to know and love God.

Each Franciscan Sister of the Poor has heard the call at different pivotal times of her life. Some recognized the call while quite young, some while in college or on the brink of a career. Others were older and in the midst of a successful professional life, realized something was missing. There is no typical time in one's life to discern God's invitation.


If you want to make a difference in the world...

then talk to the ones who have!

The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor...
are women religious called to bring compassion, hope, and healing to the community of life. They are inspired by the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Perhaps you would like to join us for coffee and conversation. Our Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have a wide diverse range of careers. Come check us out. Contact Ruthy at 761-9040, ext 132.

Today the Sisters pray and work in the United States, Brazil, Italy, Senegal, and the Philippines.