We Give Thanks for Sister Michelle L'Allier

Sister Michelle L’Allier. Born on Good Friday in Forest Lake, Minnesota, I was the eldest of six children. Growing up on a nearby farm, participating in 4-H and riding horses nurtured my love for nature and for working together with others. Read More

Give to the Max

Last year, on Give to the Max Day, over $38,000 was raised to support the mission and ministries of the Franciscan Sisters. We are grateful beyond words! We’re participating again this year, using the opportunity to raise funds for our ministries and outreach to youth. You might be surprised by all the ways the Franciscan Sisters serve and minister to young people: Read More

We Give You Thanks For Our Stories

The beautiful lyrics to the hymn, We Give You Thanks, by David Haas sings about many reasons to give God thanks. During the Commissioning Mass we sang this hymn. As we sang, “[we give you thanks] For the stories that we bring” I was overwhelmed with thankfulness and praise by the thought of how much our lives are enriched by the community of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls who have given their lives to serving God. Each has a story to share that we can learn from and look to for guidance on our individual journey. Read More

Welcome John McCracken!

John McCracken is from Gap, PA. He has a degree in Theology from Mount St. Mary’s University in MD and will be serving at Place of Hope with the Homeless Program. Read More

Welcome Kyle Lamb!

Kyle Lamb is from Avon, MN. He has a Music degree from St. John’s University. Kyle is excited to be serving at St. Cloud Catholic Charities Children’s Home. Read More

Welcome Ranya Agaoili!

Ranya Agcaoili is from Kahului, HI. She graduated with a Peace Studies degree from the Univ. of Manoa in Honolulu. Ranya will be serving at the Boys & Girls Club until she starts with the Peace Corps in March. Read More

Welcome Rebecca Ferrera!

Rebecca Ferrera is from Newbury Park, CA. She studied graphic design at Savannah College of Art & Design. She has passions for art and children and will be serving at Anna Marie’s Alliance. Read More

Meet Our FCV Program Praying Sister, Annella Bieniek

This beautiful and kindhearted woman is Sr. Annella Bieniek. She will be the FCV Program Praying Sister. She is truly a gentle spirit! Read More

But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. – James 1:22

This morning was the Commissioning Mass for the new Franciscan Community Volunteers. It was a joyous mass as the volunteers commit themselves to living the Gospel way of life by following the example of St. Francis and accept God’s call to discipleship, intentional community and service. It was heartwarming to see the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls welcome the volunteers into their community, bless and pray for their year of service. Read More

Welcome New Volunteers!

Volunteers arrived on Sunday. We celebrated the arrival of the new volunteers with a BBQ and games. Always fun to play 2 truth and a lie. A huge thank you FCV Director Pat Schlauderaff, Sr. Karen, Sr. Rose Mae and Sr. Michelle for preparing the food and all the help to prepare for the arrival of the volunteers. The evening was full of fun and laughter as we enjoyed getting to know one another. Read More