God’s Work, Our Hands
Sister Alice Gilabert tells her vocation story
As a teenager, Sister Alice Gilabert made a decision to join the Catholic faith. A year and a half later, she felt God calling her to religious life.
Meet Vocation Minister, Sister Caryn Crook
Discover why she said “yes” to God’s call, learn more about her life as a Franciscan sister and hear the advice she offers to women considering a religious vocation.
Is God calling you?
Do you want to make a difference with your life by serving others while having the support of community and a deep prayer life? If you have the passion and energy to respond to this call as did our St. Marianne Cope who said, “The charity of the good knows no creed and is confined to no one place,” we invite you to learn more about our Franciscan way of life. Discover how you can share your gifts and talents in community, ministry and prayer as a Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities.
Prayer and Community
As the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, we live an evangelical life in community, which means we live as women of prayer and action. In community, we reverence each other as sisters because we recognize that we have a common brother in Christ. The love of God experienced together through prayer, community and in ministry empowers us to grow as persons in community. We reside in communities based on our ministry locations. We continue to pray and serve God’s people together, as well as individually.
Passion + Opportunity = Ministry
Our sisters have been serving God’s people through their various talents, passions, and callings. With global opportunities to serve, sisters have responded to the needs of the times through their ministries. Community support and prayer offer the foundation for solid spiritual growth, which fosters the continuing efforts of the congregation as a whole.
Our Guiding Principles
As we continue God’s work in the world today, the values and principles within our directional statement and mission statement are central to our call as the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities.
Rooted in the Gospel and energized by the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare, we seek to be women of vision living in right relationship with God, one another and all creation.
Rooted in the Gospel, we are sisters to all, serving with reverence, justice and compassion.
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