As followers of St. Francis and St. Clare, we center our lives on the Franciscan tradition of reaching out to those on the margins of society. We continue this tradition by working to meet the needs of the time.

The following articles by or about our ministries, our Sisters, Covenant Companions and friends of the Community share how we focus on service today.

Millions of Meals – 35 Years of Building Community through a Food Bank

By Laura McGowan

Below you will find an article from the current edition (May 2019) of the Diocese of Joliet’s publication Christ is Our Hope magazine featuring our own Sr. Rosemarie Burian and her involvement with the formation of the Northern Illinois Foodbank.

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The power of influence

By Jeanne Connolly

Beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you (Philippians 4:8-9).

During the first week of April, May and July, I attended funerals for three people taken rather suddenly from the lives of their loved ones. None of them was famous. They were not politicians or in the public eye. They did not own large companies or contribute millions of dollars (that I know of), yet they influenced the lives of many, many others every single day simply being the good and loving people God created them to be.

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Carol Simler Inducted into Public Health Honor Society

By Unknown

Recently, Carol Simler, DuPagePads President and CEO, was inducted into the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society at Benedictine University.

Induction into this society is an honor bestowed upon students, alumni, faculty, and honorary members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and achievement in furthering the cause of public health.

I’m honored and quite humbled by the whole experience,” Carol shared.

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