To be little and humble in imitation of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist and to be loyal to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
Founded in Switzerland in 1378, we are a small group of women vowed to Jesus Christ in poverty, chastity and obedience, living in community and serving in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph for over 125 years. As Franciscan Sisters we recognize our littleness, our sinfulness, that we are but clay in the hand of the Master. We recognize our noble calling by Jesus Christ to be His brides, though we are unworthy.
Living out this spousal relationship through a life centered in the Holy Eucharist, we have a special love and concern for our priests, the young, and the materially and spiritually poor. We serve through prayer, teaching, evangelization and material outreach under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We are witnesses to God’s provident, magnanimous love and care. In imitation of St. Francis we are continually seeking conversion to Christ and remain faithful to the Magisterial teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.
Mass and Adoration
ALL MASSES CANCELLED
"It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass"
St. Pio of Pietrelcina
With the Stay-at-home order now in effect, our adoration chapel is closed to the public. We'll re-open eventually. In the meantime, set aside a time and place at home for prayer.
Stay healthy. We're praying for you.
You can also participate in live stream adoration online.
Please keep in mind that the Holy Mass is still be offered all over the world every single day. Though we cannot physically be there, the graces of the holy sacrifice of the Mass are still available to us.
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2100 North Noland Rd.
Independence, MO 64050