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?”

Facing some big decisions in the new year? Our next online Life Decisions/Discernment in the Franciscan Spirit retreat will be Saturday, Jan. 14 from 12 to 6 P.M. Eastern and 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. Pacific.  This free retreat is open to adult women and men discerning any major life decision (vocation, relationships, education, job, volunteer or intentional community year, etc.).  This January offering may be particularly helpful to young adults and others considering post-graduation plans.  Sr. Diane Tomkinson, OSF will guide participants through a Franciscan discernment process to assist with their own unique life choices.  Please download the attached event flyer for more information and share with anyone who might be interested.  For more information or to request participation, please contact Sr. Diane at dtomkinson@osfphila.org.   Click here to learn more.