January 1—World Day of Peace The World Day of Peace was inspired by the encyclical Pacem in Terris. This day call us to an awareness of the links between peace, poverty and the care of creation articulated in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. 2020 marks the 53rd annual World Day of Peace. The theme is PEACE AS A JOURNEY OF HOPE: DIALOGUE, RECONCILIATION AND ECOLOGICAL CONVERSION. War, violence, and the ecological damage caused by climate change have all contributed to the poverty and injustice that make true peace impossible. Restoring justice requires restoring balance in our world—respecting and protecting the [...]
The Wheaton Franciscans were recognized and honored for their generosity and support by two separate organizations. On November 15th, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet honored the Wheaton Franciscans with the Esteemed Partner Award. Glenn Van Cura, the Executive Director thanked the community for many decades of support. Most recently, we have supported projects that provide assistance and legal advice to undocumented immigrants. Sr. Melanie received the award on our behalf, and Sr. Glenna joined her for the event. On November 16th, the Conservancy for Heritage and Healing presented the Wheaton Franciscans with the Founders Award. The [...]
Franciscan Sisters Congregational JPIC Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 4 October 2019 Click here to view the latest JPIC Newsletter.
We extend our congratulations to Sr. Jane Ann Kiefer who recently was honored as a Nominee for an award at the Zonta Women of Achievement celebration and luncheon on Friday, November 15th which took place in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Zonta is an international service organization of business and professional women working together to empower women through service and advocacy at the local, state, and international level. The Women of Achievement (WOA) luncheon honors the significant contributions of women for their dedication and commitment to the region and their professions. Featured Profile as a Zonta Award Nominee: “Sister Jane Kiefer began her ministry at Saint [...]