FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF THE POOR ASSOCIATES 

  set free the healing energy of Christ


SFP Associates


We are Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, an international, multicultural religious congregation founded in Aachen, Germany in 1845 by Blessed Frances Schervier. Although the Sisters have worked closely with the laity from the beginning of the Congregation, the Sisters formalized this relationship by adding structure and inviting Associates to participate more closely in the Sisters' work and prayer life. Associates are men and women, married and single, who have chosen to live out their Baptismal commitment in their chosen vocations through the healing charism of Mother Frances.