Living the Gospel Life through Prayer and Community

Through loving presence and service we foster personal and community growth as we respond to the needs of the church and the times.


We are a community of vowed women (Sisters) and covenant (associate) women and men, whose mission is to live the Gospel following the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, and our foundress Mother M. Clara Pfaender. We are a welcoming community of faith striving together to be instruments of peace, hope and justice in our world today.  We invite you to join us as seekers – in prayer – in worship – in personal growth – in mission – in community.

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Our Community

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What We Do

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Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.

John 13:4-17


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Preparing for Chapter 2020

In the name of the entire Province of St. Clare of the Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, on this March 16, 2019, Sr. Melanie Paradis, Provincial Directress convoked Provincial Chapter 2020. This time of Pre-Chapter and Chapter allows us to focus again on our values as Wheaton Franciscans and to respond to the needs of our time.


As they announce peace with their lips, let them be careful to have it even more within their own hearts.

TOR Rule IX: 30


Your prayer concerns are important to us, as a network of faith connecting, prayer for and uplifting one another. When you submit a prayer request, it will be posted on our Prayer Board outside of Our lady of the Angels Chapel where you will receive prayer and encouragement from our community.

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