Son Monarcas Band

Bilingual Mass and Fiesta Nov. 16

Chicago’s Son Monarcas ensemble returns as the musical guests for our community’s seventh annual Fiesta on Saturday, November 16. Dance to the rhythms of Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America as part of a fun evening of family entertainment!

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Nov. 6 Beatitudes Spotlights New Poetry

Beatitudes is a monthly opportunity to spend an evening in prayer and reflection with the help of beautiful music. The evening begins with a half-hour prayer service using the ecumenical prayer style of the brothers of Taizé. It includes readings, songs, silent reflection and prayers of intercession and adoration. A concert extends the prayer, leading the listener more deeply into the joy, the simplicity, the mercy and the hope of Christian life.

This Wednesday, November 6, the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Music Ministry is delighted to welcome Sister Irene Zimmerman reading her poetry from her new book, Where God is at Home, with Frances Henkel reading the scripture that inspired these poems. Fran will also lead the gathered assembly in songs about Creation and about our respect and care for God’s gift to us.

All are welcome and invited to join our sisters in St. Joseph Chapel at 6 p.m. for this evening of reflection and beauty.




Upcoming Events

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  • Let us pray for peace, and for peaceful resolutions to conflicts around the world. (James Martin, SJ)
  • As we express our gratitude to our veterans, we must never forget that highest appreciation is not to utter words b…
  • If you want someone to love you, you must be the first to love. If you have nothing to give, give yourself. (Blessed Rosalie Rendu)
  • We look to the saints for strength and guidance as we continue our struggles in life until we are united with them once more. (Biagio Mazzo)
  • God has made everything beautiful in its time and set eternity in our hearts. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
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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.


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United States

United States

The School Sisters of St. Francis meet the needs of the times in the United States through their varied ministries.

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Latin America

Latin America

Today our sisters of the Latin American Region serve in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru.

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Today our sisters of the European Province serve in Germany and Switzerland.     

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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.

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