Vocations: Become a Sister

Why Become One of Us? Share Franciscan hope and joy by living as sister to all, using your unique gifts to serve in the gaps and margins of our world. In a community of prayerful Franciscan women, living the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, you will join us in loving relationship with God, one another and all that God has created. Become a part of something greater than yourself, following Christ in the spirit of Francis and Clare of Assisi, as we promote justice and peace with emphasis on human dignity, integral ecology, and reverencing all as a reflection of God’s abundant love.

Being a Sister

“What joy it is to have such good sisters!”    (Mother Francis Bachmann–Foundress)

Did You Know?


Did you know that there is a distinctive “Franciscan” style of discernment?”

Christians throughout the world are inspired by the examples of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, in their love for God, people and creation, especially those who are most vulnerable. Did you know that Francis and Clare also inspired a distinctive approach to discerning important decisions in our lives? Join us on Saturday, January 13, 2024 for our free Life Decisions:Discernment in the Franciscan Spirit retreat, via Zoom from 12 to 6 P.M. (Eastern) and 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. (Pacific).  Sr. Diane Tomkinson, OSF will guide participants through a Franciscan discernment process to assist with their personal life choices (vocation, relationships, faith, education, job, volunteer or intentional community year, etc.).  Please click on the event flier for more information and share with anyone who might be interested.  To request participation, please contact Sr. Diane at dtomkinson@osfphila.org  no later than 1/10/24.

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