Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist
We are a contemplative active community founded in the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois. We strive to live our charism of trusting in God in profound humility and joy according to the example of Saint John the Baptist and with Franciscan simplicity. We live a strong and joyful community life rooted in the celebration of the Eucharist from which we draw strength for our apostolate and a life of sacrifice. Daily we pray the Divine Office in common as well as the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and other prayers. Our life balances prayer, work, and recreation. In our apostolate, we serve our brothers and sisters according to the needs of the Church in the fields of healthcare, diocesan ministries, and parish apostolate with plans for teaching. We are also involved with the beatification cause of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. An indispensible part of our consecrated life is dedication to prayer and support for priests and seminarians.
Single, adequate bodily and mental health, sufficiently mature personality, good judgment and common sense.
Formation begins with postulancy lasting between six months and one year. It is followed by one to two years of novitiate, which ends with first profession. The time of temporary profession lasts three years, after which the sister can profess final vows.
Belated vocations are considered on an individual basis.