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"I felt the misery and suffering of others... I was constantly occupied with the thought of how I could be of service to the needy and the poor."
Those are thoughts shared in writing by Mother Mary Theresa many years ago. They certainly provide an answer as to why she established the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.
Responding to the needs of the sick, aged and infirm requires great resources. Safe and secure places to live, associates to provide care and the many costs of daily living all carry a large financial burden. With the numbers of those in need increasing, and the cost of care continuing to escalate, the need for financial support has also grown substantially.
We need your assistance to help ensure that others can benefit from said program and that Franciscan ministries continue into the future. You can make a gift that can touch the lives of many who are in great need of our unmatched care and services.
Thank you for considering a gift that will help us in our mission to honor and serve others by caring for them with respect, dedication, stewardship and joy.
To honor the dignity of life by serving as a compassionate community.
Founded in Chicago in 1894 by Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik on the values of St. Francis of Assisi, The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago have been dedicated to serving all God's people for over 115 years. Learn more about our ministries below:
Designation of Funds
When you give to our ministries, you can designate your funds to be used toward the programs you care about the most.
Give by Phone
There are many ways you can give to the Franciscan ministries. While cash is perhaps the most popular charitable gift, there are many other contributions you can make — from in-kind gifts to bequests of wills, trusts and annuities.
Mary Bannon, the Corporate Director of Philanthropy and Planned Giving for the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Service Corporation, is available to explain these gift-giving opportunities in great detail, and confidentially, with you. Please call her at (630) 243-3562 to schedule an appointment.
Give by Mail
If you would like to mail a donation to one of our ministries, please click here for a list of our addresses.