The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis is a community of active Sisters engaged in the healthcare apostolate. We own and operate 7 hospitals and 1 nursing home in Illinois and Michigan. We were founded in 1877 in Peoria, Illinois by Mother M. Frances Krasse and Bishop John Lancaster Spalding. For more information about our community please visit our website: http://www.franciscansisterspeoria.org
My name is Sister Veronica and I am a Junior Professed Sister. First, I should start by saying a little about myself. I am a CT and MRI Technologist by trade and have been working in the field for 5 years. I am a convert of 10 years. While at college I started asking those existential questions, and through that intellectual search, God led me home to the Catholic Church. Since my conversion, I realized the desire of my heart is to offer my life to Him in its totality. After visiting this Franciscan community, I have come to know that this is where He has been leading me for so long. I am now at home. August 6, 2010 I professed my first temporary vows of 2 years with The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. For information on what it means to be a Junior Professed Sister or temporary vows click here.
Sister Rose Therese
Hello, I’m Sister Rose Therese and I’m the Vocation Director for our community. I’m not one of the main authors but do make the occasional post. I came to the community in 2003 and made perpetual vows in 2010.