Temporary Profession

Temporary profession is the next step and usually lasts five years. You make a commitment to the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for one year at a time and the congregation makes a commitment to you. The congregation is responsible for all your expenses. Ministry and living in local community is balanced with prayer and social/family time.

Perpetual Profession

With approval of congregational leadership, you will publicly profess the vows and your commitment to this congregation for life.

“This is the beauty of consecration: it is joy, joy…”
Pope Francis (Meeting with seminarians and novices, Rome, July 6, 2013)

Poverty

“…we freely bind ourselves to the dependent and limited use and disposition of material goods…God’s love creates in us a heart freed from self-interest so that, like Jesus, we are empowered to give ourselves unsparingly in ministry to all.” Constitutions, #55

Chastity

“God’s love creates in us an undivided heart; thus…we are enabled to love selflessly all others with and in Jesus Christ…We find the human support for living consecrated chastity in the love which we share as sisters.” Constitutions, #48, #50

Obedience

“The love of God creates in us a heart that is united in mind and will with the heart of Jesus…allowing us, then, to move among others, not in an attitude of domination, but in a spirit of mutual service.” Constitutions, #66

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