The Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (FSOLPH) are prayerful women dedicated to the mission of being a transforming presence in the world by compassionately and joyfully witnessing Gospel values. This community of women religious serves across the country in varied ministries, but with a common heart. Serving God’s children since 1901, the Franciscan Sisters are currently based in Kirkwood, Missouri. A special commitment to care for creation is expressed through their Franciscans for Earth movement, including their “Franciscan Farm” in DeSoto, Missouri.
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Celebrating The Life of Sister Marilyn Smolinski, OSF 1933-2019
Our dear Sister Marilyn died May 24 at Mother of Perpetual Help Residence in St Louis. She was 86 years old. Baptized Patricia Ann at Immaculate Conception Church in Omaha, NE, she entered religious life in 1952 and pronounced perpetual vows in 1958. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Webster College in St Louis, MO.