religious life

religious life

Come if You Love (Veni Si Amas)

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Come if You Love (Veni Si Amas) The story of Anna, who admired religious sisters as a young girl. Through prayer and discernment, she answered God's call and fulfilled her vocation to be just like those sisters! http://www.altonfranciscans.org/ To learn more about our community (Alton Franciscans), or if you have any questions about vocations, discernment, or religious life please contact Sister M. Consolata at vocations@altonfranciscans.org. The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George serve in education, healthcare, child care, in domestic work for clergy, and in various other apostolates according to the needs of the Church. Flowing out of His open side, the charism entrusted to our Community is to make the Merciful Love of Christ visible in our service. As St. Francis was called to rebuild the Church, we follow in his footsteps. When our foundress, Mother M. Anselma, began the work and life of our Congregation in a rural village in northern Germany in 1869, she adopted the Rule of St. Francis. She and her Sisters found themselves in the midst of great need. Poor agriculture, harsh elements, and little industry led to poverty on many levels for the people of that region. The spirit of our Congregation was forged in times of physical and spiritual need. Consecrating ourselves to God through the profession of the vows of Consecrated Chastity, Poverty, and Obedience, it is our special mission to be simply ready in obedience to God's call as it is discerned through the signs of the times.