A Life of Prayer and Service
Consecrated religious Sisters are celibate women who profess the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, at the prompting
of the Holy Spirit, in order to be free to serve the Lord. Their primary ministry is prayer and intercession.
The Franciscan Missionaries of Divine Compassion also operate a retreat house, this publishing ministry, and are involved
in works of health care, evangelism, and Christian formation.
To bring the Gospel to the people,
The people to the sacraments,
And the tender love of Our Lord Jesus to everyone.
The Franciscans are deeply involved in their community, but their primary focus is evangelizing and discipling,
through a charism of manifesting the fruits of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
gentleness and self-control.
Their spirituality centers on the love of Jesus, as depicted in the image of the Sacred Heart/Divine Compassion, and
experienced through the power of the Eucharist. Through prayer and sacramental life, they are filled with love and zeal
to reach out to others.