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Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa
The Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa, is a congregation of women religious drawn to the teachings of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. We make the public vows of chastity, poverty, obedience, and rely on our liberating power to sustain us in our mission of living and promoting active nonviolence and peacemaking.
Like women religious throughout the world, we serve the people of God wherever and however we are called. We direct our energies to peacemaking, service to marginalized persons, and care of creation, all within the context of active nonviolence and ongoing conversion.
Our ministries are as varied as the individuals who make up our community. Drawing on our diversity of strengths and passions, we minister through:
Prayer and contemplation
Peace and justice advocacy
Education and rehabilitative services
Pastoral and health care
We also serve people who are: immigrants, developmentally disabled, elderly and infirmed, and living on the margins. We minister in four states – Iowa, Illinois, California, and Oregon. An interactive historical map of the Sisters of St. Francis and their missions is available HERE.
To learn more about becoming a vowed member of our congregation, we invite you to visit our Get Involved section.