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Franciscan Sisters of the Poor

The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor is an international/multicultural religious congregation founded in 1845 by Blessed Frances Schervier in Aachen, Germany. The sisters work primarily in healthcare, pastoral ministry, and social services in Brazil, Italy, Senegal, and the United States. The congregation’s emphasis is working with the poor and needy. Their Web site is in Portuguese, Italian, French, and English.

The Congregation’s publications site is

For information on founder Blessed Frances Schervier, visit