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'Tis the Season

 Click here to enjoy the Alton Symphony Orchestra virtual Christmas Concert featuring Sr. Marie-Therese!
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Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!

Happy feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!  Check out this video to hear Sr. M. Ancilla share more about the story of Our Lady and about the shrine located in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.   Visit to learn more about this beautiful place of pilgrimage in the midwest!  

Making a Joyful Noise!

 Sr. Marie-Therese shared her gift of music recently through a virtual concert.  You can enjoy it here!

Love's Reply 2020-2021

Love's Reply Women's Discernment Group is gearing up for another year!  Single Catholic women ages 18-30 in the St. Louis area are invited to come together for an evening of prayer, formation, and discussion.  This year we will meet on the second MONDAY of the month from September to April (with December's meeting an optional social).  Meetings will be held in the Archdiocese of St. Louis Vocation Office (in the lower level of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary). The program is free but registration is required as well as a commitment to make 75% of the meetings. Visit this link to register by September 13. Please email with any questions.

Days of Abundance!

August 2 and 3 brought great joy to our community as we welcomed three new novices, celebrated the first profession of four sisters and the final profession of six sisters.  While the number of people gathered in St. Mary's Church was certainly smaller than we would have liked, we were blessed by thousands who joined the livestreams to join us in giving thanks to God for the gifts of our sisters.   Visit   to view pictures and videos of the occasion.

Celebrating our August Feastdays

We are pleased to announce the  Reception into the Novitiate of Clare Kennedy - Sr. M. Veronica Gabrielle Burnham - Sr. Bethany Marie Sidney Ramaekers - Sr. M. Magnificat and the First Profession of Vows of Sr. M. Rose Thomas Weighner Sr. M. Cecilia Abbadessa Sr. Mary James Becker Sr. Peter Marie Tran The celebration of Holy Mass with the Rite of First Profession and Reception into the Novitiate  will take place on  Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 3:30 pm. We are pleased to announce the  Final Profession of Vows of  Sr. M. Lucy Gantt Sr. Karol Marie Baumgarten Sr. Teresa Maria Leis Sr. Mary Francis Goodson Sr. M. Caterina Vola Sr. M. Gemma Kissel The celebration of Holy Mass with the Rite of Final Profession will take place on  Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:00 am. Due to restrictions in place, we are unable to invite you to attend the ceremonies, however you are welcome to join us in prayer and participation via Livestream.

God's Aventure Awaits!

Tune into a FREE virtual conference featuring a variety of speakers who will unpack topics related to vocations and discernment.  The conference will be available from July 31-August 2 to be viewed at your convenience.  To access talks after the conference, you can purchase a "Navigation Pass" that will allow you to view the presentations long after August 2!  You can also purchase a package that includes a "Navigation Pass" AND a subscription to the "True North Course" that walks you through five online modules aimed at helping you gain skills to make any life decision, not just vocationally speaking.   Use the code ALTONFRANCISCAN to receive a discount should you decide to purchase the additional access. Also, for those who are discerning religious life, don't forget to stop by our virtual booth to learn more about our community.  In addition, join us for a "Meet and Greet" via Zoom at the following times: Friday, July 31 a