The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother

To Bring Fuller Life to Others

Revealing the Love of God FOR ALL

Especially the Poor

Inspiring Faith Through TEACHING

A deep respect and loving concern for all of creation

Sharing Hope Through HEALING

For more than 125 years

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Living Simply, Giving Generously - Helping Those in Need



The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother both serve and empower the poor by sharing God's love through ministry and prayer. We are skilled teachers, compassionate caregivers, attentive counselors, caring friends and gentle companions to those in need--the sick, the poor, people of all ages, all those in crisis. Inspired by St. Francis, St. Clare and our Foundress, Mother Frances Streitel, we live simply, give generously, and have a deep respect and loving concern for all of creation.

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