Honoring the Divine Light of Our Loved Ones
By Sister Kathy Chuston, Special Appeals Administrator
Every year in November, our sisters join in prayer for the deceased loved ones of our friends and benefactors. This year, we will be honoring their divine light at our Candles of Love Mass in St. Joseph Chapel on Monday, November 1 (the Feast of All Saints). Father Joseph Juknialis will be the celebrant and the Chapel Singers will lead us in song.
In response to COVID-19 recommended protocols, only our sisters and associates will be able to attend Candles of Love in person, but we are happy to share this liturgy with our friends around the world through Facebook Live. We had a great response to last year’s Candles of Love on social media, so we will be offering this virtual option again.
If you would like to honor the memory of a loved one who died in the last year, we invite you to send us your prayer intentions using our online form. Our sisters will be honored to pray for your intentions at the Candles of Love liturgy, and at Masses and in daily prayers throughout the month of November. While you are there, you can “light” the virtual candle image to remember the Divine Light and the promise of hope for those we love.
You may submit your intentions throughout the month of October. Then, please visit our Facebook page on November 1 at 6:30 p.m. Central Time to connect with the Candles of Love Mass.
Please wait while we gather your results.
Lay associates share the School Sisters of St. Francis’ commitment to spiritual growth, gospel values, and social impact.
We remember our sisters who have died since March 2020, when our funerals could no longer be open to the public.
Your gift today will be another feather from heaven... a feather that binds our hearts through love, compassion, and empowerment.
Help our Mission
The School Sisters of St. Francis live the Good News of Jesus and witness to the presence of God as we enter into the lives and needs of people around the world, especially those who are poor. We strive to be a source of new life, new meaning and new hope. Our Vision is a world transformed through peace, justice and love.
Global Impact Around the World
- United States
- Latin America
The School Sisters of St. Francis meet the needs of the times in the United States through their varied ministries.
Today our sisters of the Latin American Region serve in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru.
Today our sisters of the European Province serve in Germany and Switzerland.
In India, the School Sisters of St. Francis have served those in need since the 1930s. In October 2015, the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Assisi Province in southern India launched a new mission to Tanzania.