• Sunday, May 8, 2011

    Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart


    Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart - Main Site
    Franciscan Missionaries Sisters of the Sacred Heart - CMSWR

    Founded 1861/Active

    Locations: New York, New Jersey, Internationally in at least 20 countries

    "...a religious institute dedicated to prolonging the Incarnation of Jesus Christ through the evangelization of culture."

    Always ready to minister joyfully and remaining faithful to our littleness we carry the good news to all God’s people especially the elderly, poor, sick and the abandoned.

    Our missionary spirit and charism is expressed in the constant and universal promotion of peace and good. As Franciscan Missionaries of the Sacred Heart our diverse ministries reflect the redemptive love of Christ and His divine plan.

    In our ministries we walk in the footsteps of St. Francis who followed Christ by bowing before the suffering lepers.
    I don't know if these sisters engage in every possible ministry, but the list is impressive:

    Early Education
    Elementary Education
    Secondary Education
    Spiritual Retreats
    Pastoral Ministry
    Pastoral Care Ministry
    Catechesis
    Franciscan Prayer Groups
    AIDS/HIV Ministry
    Prison Ministry
    Social Ministry
    Pro- Life Ministry
    Ministry to Sick
    Human Concerns Ministry for the poor
    -Food Bank
    -Clothing Closet
    Homeless Family Shelter Ministry
    Health and Dental Clinic
    Immigration Support
    Elder Care
    Social Justice

    What I'm going to put when I need to label this for the auxillary "by Apostolate" page to this blog I can't say right this moment.  Um!
    Back to the sisters:
    Everywhere and in each place, and every season and each day,
    the brothers and sisters are to have a true and humble faith,
    From the depths of their inner life,
    let them love,
    honor, adore, serve, praise,
    bless, and glorify our
    most high and eternal God.”
    (TOR Rule #9)

    Remembering that Christ calls all of his followers to be missionaries and as Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart following in the Spirit and footsteps and of Francis and Clare of Assisi we invite you to join us in our journey as we “Go out into the whole world: proclaim the Good News to all creation." (Mk 16:15)

    Spirituality: Franciscan TOR, Servant of God Fr. Gregorio Fioravanti OFM

    Apostolates:  Good question.  What don't they do?  See list above.

    Devotions:  I'm still not sure.  But you know they have them.

    # of sisters: No idea.  But their presence in so many countries makes me believe they are a large organization. 

    Ages of entrance: 18-60  (Yes, that's what it said!)  Neat, huh?
    I think they welcomed three postulants this year (2013)

    Contact:
    Sister Anne James Guerin, F.M.S.C.
    Vocations Director
    250 South Street
    Peekshill, NY  10566-4419
    914-737-3373 

    Vocations email:  Franciscan Missionary Sisters 

    You know I shouldn't mention this, but at least one of their communities has a dog, and I favor such.  Also, they have an entire section on prayers for blessing animals.  You have to like this order - well, I have to.

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