We see every person as a visible image of the invisible God and as a sister or brother in Christ. -- Constitutions and Directives, Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa, No. 44
Click on the image below for a brief video history of the Clinton Franciscans.
We are teachers, we are artists, we are attorneys and mathematicians.We are innovators and advocates...chaplains and social workers. We are sisters, daughters, aunts and cousins. We are servants of God.
The Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa is a congregation of Catholic sisters -- often referred to as "women religious" -- who have been drawn to the teachings of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. Members of this congregation, like women religious nationwide and in keeping with the Franciscan way of life, serve the people of God wherever and however we are called.
The Sisters, along with Sojourners and Associates, direct our energies to peacemaking, service to poor and marginalized persons, and care of the earth all within the context of a life of active nonviolence.
The Clinton Franciscan family currently consists of:
53 Sisters (Vowed Members)
61 Associate Partners
In this section you can learn more about:
the history of the Sisters of St. Francis now of Clinton, Iowa, which dates back to 1866 in Gethsemani, Kentucky
Vowed members (sisters) who have answered a call by God, publicly professed vows, and live community with one another
Sojourners and Associate Partners: women and men who have made a temporary commitment to participate with the congregation to share in its mission and to enhance their own spiritual growth