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We share our charism and spirituality through invitation, prayer, communication, life-long learning, community-building, and welcoming anyone hoping to strengthen their spiritual bond with God and each other.

To those whose spiritual journey has brought them here – welcome!

The Wheaton Franciscans’ charism

The enduring essence (charism) of the Wheaton Franciscans is LOVE – love of God, love of self, love of the other, and love of all of God’s creation.

Our mission calls us to live the gospel life discovered through contemplation and action, recognizing that All are One.

“Let Love be the Queen, the Rule, the spirit and the Life of the Congregation.”

Mother Clara Pfaender, Founding Constitution, Chap XXVII