November 24, 2009

Happy Birthday to US!!!!

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!


Anonymous said...

Dear Sisters,
Happy Birthday to your Community!
Prayers continue and thanks for praying for me!
a grateful reader

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Are you having a 140th birthday party among yourselves or something? Just wondering.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sisters!
Happy Birthday!
How many habit changes have you gone through over the years and why? Is it climate or apostolate related?
Mother Anselma was young wasn't she?
How old was/is the second youngest Mother General?
Do you have links to all your worldly foundations?
How many sisters in formation are there now in each province?
Do you celebrate other Community "birthdays?"

Lori Madison said...

How wonderful! I hope your mission continues for another 140 years. Blessings to you...