Our Sister Marcy Romine went home to the Lord unexpectedly on February 14th. She left us on a day celebrating the gift of love in our lives and in the midst of Mardi Gras in her beloved New Orleans. Sister Marcy served as Assistant to the CEO of Crescent Care and the New Orleans Aids Task Force. Her zest and passion for life and her great joy will be missed.

Funeral Arrangements are as follows:
Monday, February 20, St Justin the Martyr Church - 11914 Eddie and Park, St. Louis MO 63126
Visitation 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Mass of Christian Burial 4:30pm, Dinner and fellowship following the Mass, Private Burial

Gifts honoring Sr. Marcy may be made to the Franciscans Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 335 S. Kirkwood Rd. St. Louis, MO 63122.


We stand in solidarity with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious on this statement as well.


January 30, 2017
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is deeply disturbed by many of President Trump’s recent executive orders. His misplaced priorities and denigration of the values that form the bedrock of this nation, threaten us all.
We are deeply concerned about the administration’s executive orders on immigration and refugee resettlement which serve only to threaten border communities, force our immigrant community members further into the shadows, and endanger those fleeing violence. These misguided executive orders do nothing to make anyone more secure and may well have the opposite effect.
Spending billions of dollars on an unnecessary and... CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STATEMENT


As Catholic women committed to equality and social justice, we support this statement by the Archdiocese of St. Louis on Refugees and Migrants and Refugees. 

The recent executive order to turn away refugees and to narrow or close our nation’s doors to our migrant sisters and brothers who are fleeing  hunger, hardships, violence and persecution does not represent the best of our Catholic and American values and ideals. As Catholics, we appreciate the sensitivity shown to Christians who are fleeing persecution, but we are disheartened and alarmed by actions that target and profile others because of the color of their skin, the language they speak, the religion they profess and the land they call home.
The notion that a thriving society would benefit from biased policies and practices... CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STATEMENT

We join Catholic Sisters and Religious Priests and Brothers across the country in sending a Letter to President Trump reminding him of the gift and responsibility of leadership.
We renew our own commitment to actively advocating against the privilege of some over the needs of others.
We urge President Trump to accept Pope Francis’ challenge to build up society and communities and to promote the common good.
Click HERE to read the letter sent on behalf of the Presidents of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) representing more than 55,000 Catholic religious sisters, brothers, and priests.
The Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help recently received a $2,500 grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Holdings, which, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.
Among other ministries, the Kirkwood-based Sisters promote a “Franciscans for Earth” approach to the environment, noting that “all is sacred, good, and interconnected.” The grant funds will be directed toward that program, which features regular public viewings of eco-friendly movies, as well as their “Franciscan Farm,” a retreat center in rural DeSoto that specializes in helping all people re-connect with nature.
“As Catholic Sisters who follow the rule and life of St. Francis of Assisi, we believe creation is God’s continuing revelation and mystery unfolding in our world,” said Sister Renita Brummer, the Order’s Minister General. “And as Pope Francis has stated, living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue.”
According to Sister Renita, funding from philanthropic organizations like the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, as well as from individual donors, is essential for the operation of the wide range of ministries that her congregation offers.  
“Throughout our history we have been known for serving with others with humility, for being prayerful and hopeful women,” she said. “We do not focus on one place, one ministry, or one institution for our identity. We believe the world is our cloister and go forth enabling and empowering people to live the Gospel with hope and joy.”
For more information on the ministries of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, or how you can join them in re-connecting with God’s creation, go to their website at    www.franciscansisters-olph.org, or stop by their facility at 335 S. Kirkwood Road in St. Louis.
About the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Since 1901, the common mission of the Sisters is to be a transforming presence in society. They dedicate their lives to witness the Gospel compassionately and joyfully. They enable and empower others to live with hope and joy. The Sisters have a special commitment to care for creation, the first book written by God.

Franciscan Sisters and The Pujols Family Foundation

On the program this morning, we learned about a neat partnership that will allow young people with Down Syndrome to watch the growing cycle of food, got Harry’s take on a new guy flick and celebrated some holidays and birthdays. The Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help have teamed up with the Pujols Family Foundation to have children with Down Syndrome plant a watermelon patch at the Sisters’ farm near DeSoto and care for and harvest the melons! The Sisters’ Mission Relationship Director, Randy Raley, tells us all about it here. For more information click here or call Randy at 314-965-3700.

List to interview at STL CBS Local

By Colleen Schrappen St. Louis Post-Dispatch  Jul 10, 2016

Tomatoes are just one ingredient in Sister Connie Probst’s recipe to nourish low-income residents of south St. Louis.

She also grows and distributes bell peppers, jalapeños, basil and dill at St. Anthony of Padua Food Pantry in Dutchtown.

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