“Let Love be the Queen, the Rule, the spirit and the Life of the Congregation”
– Mother Clara Pfaender, Foundress
OUR INTERNATIONAL CONGREGATION
The Wheaton Franciscans are the United States province of an international congregation, the Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
The Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary also have provinces (sectors or regions) located in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Indonesia, and Brazil. Congregational members also serve in missions located in Malawi, East Timor, and Romania. The international congregational offices are based in Rome, Italy.
Our international congregation is led by our General Directress and the General Council. The General Directress and her Council are responsible for promoting unity in the Congregation, deepening Franciscan spirituality, and fostering the charism of our foundress. The General Directress also represents the Congregation before Church and civil authorities.