Announcements

Announcements for the Wheaton Franciscans

For Love of Neighbor- Update – August 2021

As promised, we are writing with an update regarding the opening of Our Lady of the Angels to the public. Because of the data showing the surging number Covid cases related to the highly contagious delta variant, the Regional Leadership Team and administrative leaders for Our Lady of the Angels have determined that it best serves the safety and welfare of our community to remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future. This includes the regional administrative offices, Chapel, and Tau Center.We have always prioritized the safety of our community, and in these uncertain times, this is no different. [...]

For Love of Neighbor- Update – August 20212021-08-26T22:37:02+00:00

In This Together – Update – January 2021

Happy New Year!We are writing with an update related to the ongoing reality of the coronavirus pandemic. Although this new year brings us some hopeful signs, the current reality remains a challenge. The pandemic continues to surge locally, nationally, and around the globe.The safety of our sisters in residence and essential staff continues to be our primary concern. We also know that we are part of a larger community and want to do our part to reduce opportunities for the virus to spread, not only to protect our campus, but to protect those we serve. We choose to take our [...]

In This Together – Update – January 20212021-01-07T18:29:00+00:00

Announcing The New Regional Community Leadership Team

Dreaming, Daring, DeepeningCreating a vibrant, shared community  With abundant joy and deep gratitude, the Wheaton Franciscan Community is happy to announce the new Regional Community Leadership Team. On Saturday, September 12, 2020, the feast of the Holy Name of Mary, the St. Clare Regional Community called forth three sisters to be the leaders of the newly created Region. They are Sr. Melanie Paradis, Regional Directress; Sr. Glenna Czachor and Sr. Rose Mary Pint, Team Members. We are grateful to Srs. Melanie, Glenna, and Rose Mary for their willingness to serve and to share their gifts and their wisdom with the [...]

Announcing The New Regional Community Leadership Team2020-09-18T14:48:53+00:00

In This Together – Update – July 31, 2020

“Guard my common good: Do what's right and do it in the right way.” (IS: 56:1)“Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:31).Dear Friends,We are writing with an update related to the ongoing reality of the coronavirus pandemic.We understand that the continuing situation with COVID-19 is creating frustration and anger for some, and anxiety and worry for others. We miss each other, we miss our families and friends, and we worry about the impact of this pandemic for so many. In this current environment, both personal and collective decision-making has become more difficult as we hold the tension between protecting personal [...]

In This Together – Update – July 31, 20202020-07-31T18:06:50+00:00

We Lament and Mourn the 100,000 People Lost to COVID-19

Over the weekend of May 29-31 we invite you to unite with us, and our brothers and sisters from many faith communities, in a time of mourning and lament for the more than 100,000 people in the United States and 350,000 globally who have died from COVID-19.  We mourn for the individuals and for their loved ones and the feeling of hope diminished. Together, we will pray for the healing of our nation and all nations.On Friday, with Ramadan finished, Muslims will remember the reception of the Quran. On Friday and Saturday, Jews will remember God's covenant as they celebrate [...]

We Lament and Mourn the 100,000 People Lost to COVID-192020-05-28T21:52:54+00:00

We Are All In This Together – Update – May 27, 2020

 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jerimiah 29:11Dear Friends,As you know, plans are being implemented for a phased in approach to “restore Illinois.” A multi-phase plan for re-opening churches is also in the works. The Wheaton Franciscans are also thoughtfully planning “what might be next” as the State of Illinois and the country move out of the “safe at home” phase of the battle against COVID-19.Currently, Our Lady of the Angels Motherhouse, Chapel, and Tau Center are [...]

We Are All In This Together – Update – May 27, 20202020-05-27T20:38:14+00:00
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