When Mother Clara Pfaender encouraged her sisters to respond with loving kindness to all persons, she could not have imagined the future or the many needs her sisters would face, nor the creative ways her sisters would respond to those needs. She gave them, as she continues to give us, courage and freedom to respond with imagination and love.

SUPPORT & ADVOCACY TO PROMOTE SOCIAL CHANGE

Inspired by Mother Clara’s words, the JPIC Office endeavors each day to look at the greatest social justice issues of our times, and to discern how we can best respond: encouraging green practices to care for Mother Earth; signing petitions or sending letters to our government representatives; responding with prayer and concern for the marginalized and forgotten people in our society; and more.

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Upcoming Events

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News, Articles and Resources

Election 2020: For the Common Good

September 18th, 2020|

“I ask everyone with political responsibility to remember two things: human dignity and the common good.” Pope Francis As a community of Franciscan hearted people, we join with others in expressing our deep concern about the state of our nation and the future of our democracy. We share the belief that we are facing one [...]

Announcing The New Regional Community Leadership Team

September 16th, 2020|

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 [...]

Season of Creation 2020

August 31st, 2020|

Jubilee for the Earth Today we begin our annual celebration of the Season of Creation. The Season of Creation is celebrated around the world and in many faith traditions. The season begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of ecology [...]