We don't look a day over 139, so we?
But on Wednesday, November 25, we will be 140 years old as the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George.
Those who took the time to respond to our poll on the right of this blog entry will be pleased to know that most of you were RIGHT. Our congregation was founded on November 25, 1869, by Mother M. Anselma Bopp.
For some additional information about how we began as a religious family, check out our website. Here's the link to the history of our founding.
Mother M. Anselma is awesome! A simple woman who loved God with all her heart and soul, whom God used to begin a worldwide congregation that has spread from Germany to the Netherlands, Japan, Indonesia, the United States, Brazil, Albania, Rome and Assisi.
I doubt she would ever imagine the Lord would use her in such an amazing way: to make the merciful love of Christ visible in her Sisters' service!
Please pray for all our Sisters throughout the world on November 25 and always! We are praying for you!