Mother Shaun Vergauwen invested in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

Cardinal Fernando Filoni blesses the shawl with the insignia of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem presented to Mother Shaun Vergauwen, FSE as she is invested in the Order. MERIDEN, CT (09-20-2021) - The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist rejoice to announce the investiture of Co-foundress Mother Shaun Vergauwen, FSE in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem as a religious dame. The Order's overarching purpose is twofold: to foster Christian holiness, and to support Christians in the Holy Land. [...]

By |September 20th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Community honors the 100th birthday of Mother Foundress

Monsignor John Bevins celebrates Mass in the Prayer Garden of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, Meriden, Connecticut. MERIDEN, CT - The Motherhouse Community of Sisters, Brothers, Apprentices and friends gathered in the Prayer Garden on September 11 for a Mass to commemorate the 100th birthday of Mother Rosemae Pender, Mother Foundress. Mother Rosemae died in 2016 and is buried in the cemetery adjacent to the Prayer Garden. Prayers for all those affected by the September 11, 2001 tragic attack on the United States [...]

By |September 11th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Sister John Frances LaFever professes perpetual vows

Sister John Frances LaFever (center) with Mother Miriam Seiferman, Mother General (left), and Mother Barbara Johnson, Vicar General. MERIDEN, CT - Sister John Frances LaFever professed perpetual vows as a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sunday, August 15, 2021. The Reverend Christopher Tiano, pastor of Mary, Queen of the Apostles Parish, Derby, Connecticut, was the principal celebrant. In his homily, Father Tiano emphasized the overflowing graces, like a river, that Sister John Frances [...]

By |August 17th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Sister Clare Hunter celebrates 25th jubilee

Sister Clare Hunter, FSE renews her vows during the jubilee Mass honoring her 25 years of vowed religious life. MERIDEN, CT  - The Franciscan motherhouse Chapel of St. John was the setting for a jubilee Mass celebrating the 25th anniversary of vows of Sister Clare Hunter, FSE on Sunday, July 18. Mother Miriam Seiferman, FSE, Mother General, received Sister Clare's renewal of vows during the Mass. Mother Barbara Johnson, FSE, Vicar General, and Mother Shaun Vergauwen, FSE, Co-foundress, each blessed Sister Clare, after which [...]

By |July 27th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Moving in!

Sister Christianna Hamman, Sister Mary Kolbe Heffern, Sister Francesca Silver and Sister Faith Marie Woolsey move furniture into the dining room. LEWISTON, ME (07-23-2021) - The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist received a hearty welcome when their cars and box truck arrived in Lewiston on July 5 for their move into the St. Croix Parish convent. Priests, religious women and lay faithful were on hand to unload the truck, clean rooms, pick up donated beds and chapel items, move furniture and prepare the house [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Sisters to begin ministry in Diocese of Portland in Maine

Sister Christianna Hamman, FSE Sister Francesca Silver, FSE MERIDEN, CT (04-21-2021) - The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist are pleased to share that the Community has accepted an invitation from the Most Reverend Robert Deeley, Bishop of Portland in Maine, to serve in the diocese, specifically in Auburn and Lewiston. The diocese published on April 20 the following article about the Sisters’ upcoming new ministry. The article was also picked up by the Bangor Daily News. Two Women Religious to join the [...]

By |April 21st, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments