Our Stories

God calls us from all parts of the country and all walks of life. While we have all come from different places, we have each been touched by the Lord’s generous love for us. And in our community, we have witnessed His divine care and provision for us in many incredible ways.

Sister Judith Ann

“I remember so clearly that first precious encounter and what I prayed: ‘Jesus, help me be a good girl, to love you always — and when I grow up, make me a Sister.’”

Sister Faustina

“After the prayer service, he turned and asked me, ‘Have you ever thought about being a Sister?’ By this time, I knew GOD was really pursuing me.”

Sister Theresa Ann

“The Sisters helped me understand that God does call people to consecrated life, even if they are not highly educated or perfect. The Lord wanted me in my humanness, and through my weakness He would bring His strength.”

Made for Joy

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.

An Exchange of Promises

In October 1876, Sister Mary Frances Krasse prayed aloud before her companions in St. Joseph’s Church: “I promise you, God, I will never turn anyone away you send to me for care.” After a brief pause, almost as if she had heard a response, she turned to her companions and said: “The God who called us to Peoria will be the God who will always provide for us.”

God Provides

The Sisters reported to Mother M. Frances that their food supplies were dangerously low and they did not have enough food to feed the patients, much less themselves. Mother M. Frances went immediately to the Chapel and began praying. Within a short time, one of the Sisters came to her with concern that a food delivery wagon was parked in front of the house, but no driver could be found.

Three Angels Of Mercy

how exhausted the Sisters were without relief and no rest. The doctor promised to send some women from town to help them so the Sisters could have some respite. Later that day, three women arrived, dressed in white and saying they had come to help.