"We perceive our call particularly in hearing the needs of our brothers and sisters...and attending them." 

Constitutions of The Franciscan Sisters II: 4-5

Called To Serve

The Franciscan value of minority or littleness is the foundation for seeing ourselves as sister to all peoples and to all creation.  In turn, what we bring to our diverse ministries is a deep belief that every person, and every living being whom we meet is our sister or brother. These sister/brother relationships are encounters in the mystery of God's love, for God is the one who created us all. This deep belief is central to our Franciscan charism.

Thus, our ministry is characterized not so much by what we do as by how we do it. Our service to the Church and the world reflects our commitment to walk with those who are poor and marginalized, with those in need of healing, and with those who hunger for God. Our ministries and way of life also reflect our commitment to care for the earth.

  • We minister through pastoral care and parish ministry.
  • We offer opportunities for prayer, retreat, and spiritual direction.
  • We are counselors, therapists, and teachers. We work in social services.
  • We work with immigrants within the U.S.A., and we are international missionaries.

While the majority of our Sisters and Associates live and minister in Minnesota, some of us minister in Arizona, California, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, North and South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua and beyond.

Others who join in this call to service are the Franciscan Community Volunteers (FCVs). FCVs dedicate a year to living in intentional community and serving those who are underserved. To learn more, visit the Franciscan Community Volunteers webpage.


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Little Falls, MN 56345
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The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota, is a community of Catholic women religious who follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ, walking in the footsteps of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. We believe that the living of a poor, simple and prayerful community life is a ministry of presence and witness. Our doors are open to the public to celebrate Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel and to benefit from the St. Francis Music Center and St. Francis Health & Recreation Center.  We welcome those who wish to join us as sisters, associates, volunteers, transfer sisters, friends and donors.

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