from The Spirituality of our Pioneer Sisters
Our special purpose, our primary commitment, is to serve the sick and the poor with the greatest care and love and to not turn away anyone who comes to us for care. (Exchange of promises.)
Definition: A charism is a gift of the Holy Spirit, given to an individual or group for the purpose of serving the Church, in which God is at work.
1 Cor 12:4-7
Each religious community has its own particular spirit, purpose and character, this is what we refer to as its charism.
Perfectae Caritatis, #2
Our charism is given to us through our founders and is made visible in the way they lived, in their words, in the way they viewed things and in the rule and constitutions they have left us to follow. When we are faithful to these things we know that our charism is alive and active.
We strive to follow St. Francis, Mother Frances and Archbishop Spalding in our daily life, especially as it is shown to us in our rule and constitutions. That manifests itself in our interior life, our community life and our apostolic works.
Are you thinking about becoming a Sister or a Nun? Would you like to know more, discuss your discernment or arrange to come for a visit?
Contact our Vocation Director: Sister Rose Therese, O.S.F.phone: (309) 655-2645mail: The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis House of Formation 740 NE Glen Oak Avenue Peoria, IL 61603-3100Email
Are you trying to reach one of our Sisters or find out about an event at our motherhouse, like our annual bazaar?
Call or write: phone: (309) 699-7215mail: The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis Motherhouse 1175 St. Francis Lane East Peoria, IL 61611-1299
Don’t know who to talk to about a healthcare related issue?
Contact: The individual facility or service line, listed here: http://www.osfhealthcare.org/facilities/ Or, Billing and Charity Assistance: OSF Patient Accounts & Access Center at (309) 683-6750 or toll-free at (800) 421-5700 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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