We are the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, of East Peoria, Illinois. In keeping with our Franciscan roots, our Sisters have been called to dedicate our whole selves to God through a life of prayer, service, and simplicity. Since 1877, the OSF Sisters have been committed to serving the sick, the poor, and all those the Lord sends our way with the greatest care and love.
“I promise you, God, I will never turn anyone away you send to me for care.”
— Mother M. Frances Krasse, O.S.F., Foundress
A community at heart
United in Christ, our community prays together, eats together, works together, has fun together, and offers everything to the Lord in a spirit of loving cooperation.
Through the grace of God, we have been given the special honor of expressing our love for the Lord and His children through our healing ministry. Honoring our founding spirit, we care for the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs of each person we serve in our apostolic works.
Maybe you’ve heard Christ’s call to love, His call to joy. Maybe you want to learn more about vocations, but don’t know where to begin. Maybe you want to see our community for yourself. If any of these sound like you, we would be delighted to connect with you.