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Sisters Live in a Modern, Global Community

Franciscan Sisters Honored at Mardi Gras GalaThe 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 Oregon.
“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 approachable.”

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