Mission of Franciscan Ministries, Inc. Inspired and energized by the example of Frances Schervier, we create caring relationships through a healing presence that fosters dignity in the people we serve.

Founded in 1845 by Frances Schervier, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor are an international order with ministries in five countries: Brazil, Italy, Philippines, Senegal and the United States.


The Sisters and the ministries that they sponsor are dedicated to setting free the healing energy of Christ in the Community of Life by healing the mind, body and spirit of our brothers and sisters who live in poverty.