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The Lord bless you and keep you;
May He show His face to you
and have mercy.
May He turn His countenance to you
and give you peace.
The Lord bless you!

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Welcome from the Congregation Minister

Pace et Bene,” translated “Peace and All Good”, was a favorite greeting of Saint Francis. Both peace and goodness are strong components of Franciscan Spirituality. In the pages that follow, we invite you to read about our mission, our charism of peacemaking, and the ways in which we strive to bring peace and goodness into our world.

As Franciscan Sisters of Peace we walk together in faith, convinced of our call, committed to each other, and eager to serve the world as instruments of God’s peace. We endeavor to do what is possible, both in prayer and in action, to assist the poor, the marginalized in society, and the suffering who come into our lives. Saint Francis challenged his first followers to bring the message of peace and joy to all they meet. This was the legacy Francis left to the world, and to the Franciscans in particular . . . and we are the heirs and stewards of that legacy.

The Franciscan charism is a gift to the Church through Francis and Clare of Assisi and their followers. Franciscans seek to proclaim the fundamental goodness of God in all of life and creation. Since all of creation is a gift from God, it is holy ground. The call to be one with all of creation and all people, especially the marginalized and the oppressed, is fundamental to our presence in the world.

Sister Jeanne Gilligan, FSP
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  • Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. As a commitment to our benefactors, the Franciscan Sisters of Peace will be praying for those who have gone before us in faith. We invite you to reply to this message with the names of deceased loved ones.Your responses will be placed on the altar in our Chapel and will be remembered at our masses.God’s Blessings,From the Administration and Staff at the Franciscan Sisters Community Center in Haverstraw, New York
    Posted May 17, 2015, 12:29 PM by Franciscan Sisters of Peace
  • Franciscan Sisters of Peace Elects New Leadership Team– March 11, 2015    Franciscan Sisters of Peace Chapter of Elections was held on March 11, 2015 in Sparkill, NY. New Leadership Team pictured from left: Sisters Ellen Byrnes - Councilor, Patricia McDermott - Councilor, Helen Wacker - Congregation Minister, Dorothy DeYoung - Assistant Congregation Minister and Cecelia Hall - Councilor.
    Posted May 17, 2015, 1:23 PM by Franciscan Sisters of Peace
  • Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women Easter Project    From the Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women Blog:Having made it through a winter which brought them inconsistent classes, our quilters are back in full force!  Here are some photos from yesterday's class in which they continued to work on their "real" quilts and completed their Easter projects. There are twelve ladies who come every Tuesday for quilting class with Sister Pat Reynolds, a Sister of Charity of Convent Station. Each lady is learning quilting and then has her own finished project to take home.  Sewing machines are at the center for their use and the materials for each project are usually prepared and given to the ladies.     
    Posted May 17, 2015, 1:21 PM by Franciscan Sisters of Peace
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