Our Sponsored Ministries
Portiuncula Center for PrayerThe Portiuncula Center for Prayer nestled in St. Francis Woods and rooted in the Franciscan tradition, is a sacred space of welcome for those seeking peace of mind, body, and spirit.
Poverello Holistic CenterThe Poverello Holistic Center, under the auspices of the Portiuncula Center for Prayer, offers body work including
Where We Serve Our ministries were defined by our founder, Father Wilhelm Berger, as "works of neighborly love." They are carried out in several locations where Sisters live together in convents:
* Illinois * Indiana * West Virginia * California *the Amazon area of Brazil, South America
"I have done what is mine;
may Christ teach you what is yours."
- St. Francis of Assisi
In today's Church we serve in:
Health Care* in hospitals, clinics, home health programs, * support programs for pregnant teens and social service programs
Education* teachers * administrators * librarians * religious education coordinators * campus ministers * directors of university programs
Parish Ministry* liturgists * pastoral associates * youth ministers * parish program coordinators
Diocesan Ministry* Diocesan Chancellor * Marriage Tribunal Advocate
Retreat MinistryWe bring the presence of Christ to others through retreat ministry and college campus ministry.
Foreign MissionsWe minister among the base communities of the Amazon area of Brazil, South America.
Ministry to the PoorWe reach out to society's poor and neglected through directing or collaborating with agencies/organizations that exist for this purpose.