-The Spirituality of our Pioneer Sisters
A greater service can be offered to God as we share His work together in loving cooperation. (read Evangelica Testificatio, #39)
Our life in community brings God’s many blessings upon our religious family.
Following the example of the early Church, in which the believers were of one heart and soul, we live a common life in prayer and share the same spirit. (Acts 2:42) (read Perfectae Caritatis, #8)
The Eucharist is the center and source of our religious Community. We are united to one another through the sacrifice of the Mass and the reception of our Lord’s Body and Blood. As we gather around His presence in the Blessed Sacrament for our community prayers, we express and give witness to the unity of all mankind in eternity.
We reside in the religious houses of our Congregation. In this way we live our true vocation in the Church.
We pray together, eat together, have fun times together, live together, and work together in our community’s apostolate.
Our infirm Sisters live at our motherhouse and are cared for there, so they can maintain their sacramental life with us and participate in community life. They are our 'powerhouse of prayer'.
Our Sisters all gather together several times a year for special Church and community holy days, spiritual workshops, our Major Superior’s feast day and our annual bazaar.
A Sister who is actively working and an infirm Sister, who is in the apostolate of prayer and suffering, are teamed up. The active Sister prays for her Care Sister and corresponds with her on her baptismal day, patron saint day, and on other special occasions and visits her whenever possible. The infirm Sister offers prayer and a share in her sufferings for the intentions of the active Sister.
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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