In 1869, five young Catholic women in rural Wisconsin responded to God’s call. They discerned that they should share their daily lives together in religious community. St. Francis of Assisi’s Gospel way of life inspired them. Their love for the Catholic Church and selfless dedication to the service of others guided them.
Today, we Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity whole-heartedly live our vocation in the loving community spirit of our foundresses. We strive to live the Gospel in simplicity, built on faith in a loving God; joyful acceptance of poverty, love for the Church, and selfless dedication to the service of others.
Catholic women religious in service to the world that needs us, living our vocation in a variety of rewarding ministries. We respond to God's call to serve as Franciscan Sisters in Catholic Education, health care, parishes, urban and rural communities throughout the United States. Our vocation, our calling, and our joy are our lived response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.