Sisters Live in a Modern, Global Community
sisters in Houston are members of a global community of 90 Franciscan
Sisters of the Eucharist, founded in 1973, with headquarters in Meriden,
Connecticut. As a pontifical community, the order has 12 houses around
the world, including places like Assisi, Rome, Jerusalem, Michigan and
“Although we’re rather small as religious orders go, we have a very
strong connection across the globe, not only with our own sisters, but
with the many other religious, priests and lay people with whom we
work,” she said. “The blessings of modern technology enhance our ability
to share information and stay united.”
The charism of the order is to bring people into relation with the
Church through marriage and family counseling, education to the
teachings of the Church, and Catholic social services that support the
dignity of every human life throughout all developmental stages.
The sisters wear their habit at all times, as a symbol of something greater than themselves.
“We don’t have other clothes in our closet,” Sister Mary Roberta
said. “We’ve never regretted having chosen to maintain a traditional
habit. It’s a symbol, a sign of the Church. People know you’re
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