Become part of the Wheaton Franciscan Community
Our Community is filled with people of faith who desire to connect with our spirituality. Explore the different ways of belonging and join us – in prayer, worship, personal growth, mission, and community.
“We are servants of God whose mission is to lift up people’s hearts.”St. Francis of Assisi
You are welcome here
The Wheaton Franciscans are a community of vowed sisters and covenant companions (lay persons) who live the Gospel in the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, and our foundress Mother M. Clara Pfaender.
Explore life as a Wheaton Franciscan Sister
Wheaton Franciscan Sisters are called to be women of prayer and action in the spirit of Saint Francis, Saint Clare of Assisi, and Mother Clara Pfaender. By publicly professing the Canonical Vows of poverty, obedience, and chastity, we consecrate our lives to God, the church, and one another.
Explore making a commitment as a Covenant Companion
Covenant Companions are people of faith who embrace the mission, spirit, and philosophy of the Wheaton Franciscans by making a public commitment to incorporate our values into their vocation and lifestyle. They build community with the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters and one another in through activities like prayer, service, regional gatherings, news, celebrations and more.
Join our Faith and Friends Community
Whether you live in the area, out of state, or on another continent, know that you are part of our Faith and Friends Community.
Discover service opportunities as a Partner in Ministry
Partners in Ministry are individuals who serve the organization as staff, board and committee members, and volunteers.
“…they shall be of one heart and one soul.”Mother Clara Pfaender, Founding Constitution, Chp XXVII