Become a Sister

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Becoming a Sister

What kind of woman becomes a Franciscan Sister? She comes from a variety of backgrounds and career paths. This woman:

  • is responsive to the needs of others.
  • has the ability to invite and enable others to use their gifts.
  • resonates with the Franciscan Charism (way of life).
  • has a prayerful spirit and a love for the Gospel.
  • is attracted to simple living.
  • has the desire to live a life in a community of Sisters.
  • demonstrates care and concern for all God's people.


Consider a call to be a Rochester Franciscan Sister if you:

  • are between the ages of 20 and 45 and in good physical and psychological health.
  • have a passion for prayer as a foundation to your actions.
  • are committed to be a compassionate presence for peace in our world and strive for justice and reverence for all of creation.
  • have the enthusiasm to respond to God wholeheartedly within the community.
  • desire to follow Jesus in the spirit of Saint Francis, Saint Clare and Mother Alfred Moes.


For more information on the steps to become a Franciscan Sister, please contact Sister Chris Stanoch, 888-277-4741 (toll free) or 507-282-7441.


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