Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George

Motherhouse in Alton, IL

Veni Si Amas (Come if you Love) Discernment Retreats
Held in Alton, IL
Designed for single Catholic young women, ages 18-30, who are seeking God's will, these retreats give participants the experience of life with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, including Holy Mass, community prayer, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as learning about apostolic service, community life, formation and the ways in which they make Christ's Merciful Love visible in their service.

Sister M. Consolata, F.S.G.M.
Alton, IL
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  • Say “No” to Corruption That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption. From an excerpt by Rev.  William Blazek, SJ,  the director of The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network: [T]he founder of the Jesuits (Saint Ignatius of Loyola) knew that riches, power and pride were all closely interrelated. The … Continue reading The Holy Father’s February 2018 Intentions →

  • On July 2, 2016, the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit, seven friars in all,  were established as a Public Association of the Faithful in the Diocese of Phoenix in a ceremony at St. Francis Mission on the Ak-Chin Indiana Reservation. Their primary mission is to serve the Native Americans in the diocese from their … Continue reading A New Community Blooms in the Desert: Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit →

  • That Christians in Asian countries may be able to practice their faith in full freedom. Please read the inspiring homily by Pope Francis at the 2015 Mass of Canonization of Saint Joseph Vaz († 1771).  He was an Oratorian missionary priest who was born in India and ministered in Sri Lanka, a country that, despite … Continue reading The Holy Father’s January 2018 Intentions →