September 10, 2019

Welcoming our New Postulants

On Sunday, September 8, our community welcomed three new postulants.
Clare Kennedy - Palos Heights, Illinois
Gabrielle Burnham - Lake Charles, Louisiana
Sidney Ramaekers - Lincoln, Nebraska
Please pray for these young women and their families as they begin their formation!

September 4, 2019

Open House Celebrating 150 Years!

Join the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George for an Open House celebrating 150 years of God's faithfulness.  Mother M. Anselma Bopp founded the congregation in Thuine, Germany in 1869 and since then, the charism of merciful love has been carried out through a variety of apostolates.  Visitors are welcome to come for a tour of the convent for a chance to learn more about our life and the history of our congregation.  Click here for more information and to register.  We look forward to welcoming you!

August 30, 2019

Love's Reply - Women's Discernment Group

Sr. M. Karolyn will be accompanying interested young women through Love's Reply, a new initiative of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Office for Vocations.  You are welcome to attend and encouraged to share the details with any young women who may be interested in joining the group.

August 23, 2019

Check out this glimpse into our life provided by our diocesan communications office!

August 16, 2019

Feastday 2019

On August 2, 2019, we celebrated the first profession of Sr. M. Clare O'Connor as well as the reception into the novitiate of Sr. M. Elizabeth Grace (Brianna Donahue), Sr. M. Avila (Kara Esker), and Sr. M. Emmaus (Becky Panuska).  Click here to see more pictures from the day!  Mass was celebrated by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.  He is pictured above with the sisters who are also joined by Bishop Jan Liesen who preached a 10-day retreat for the the community prior to the feastday. 

April 18, 2019

Sacramental Season

shared by: Sr. M. Clementia, FSGM
Currently missioned to St. Anselm Convent in Rock Island, IL

As the Director of Religious Education for a large parish and school, the many small details of “Sacramental Season” can become quite hectic. Despite the busy-ness of this period, I was moved to try something extraordinary for the 56 Confirmation candidates in my charge. Knowing the culture and society these students are coming from, I felt that they especially needed to know that they are loved and worthy of sacrifice. 

Beginning February 27, I started making cord rosaries for each Confirmandee. During this Holy Week, I finished this monumental task through the intercession and help of Our Blessed Mother. I pray that each candidate will experience God’s everlasting love through this long-lasting sacramental. I am looking forward to handing each candidate a rosary on April 27- when these beloved children of God will be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit! Please pray for them!