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 [...]
MERIDEN, CT (03-27-2021) - Sister Marie Benedict Elliott and Sister Francesca Silver, who were given their religious names in the memorable year of 2013 which saw the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis, professed their perpetual vows on Saturday, March 27. The Mass of Religious Profession was celebrated by the Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford, in the Franciscan Sisters' Chapel of St. John. Reverend Matthew Gworek assisted as Master of Ceremonies. In light of the current capacity [...]
MERIDEN, CT (02-14-2021) - The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist joyfully welcomed a new novice during a simple ceremony in the Chapel of St. John. Mother Miriam Seiferman, FSE, Mother General, received Janice Tumanon of Vancouver, B. C. into the novitiate, and gave her the name Sister Mary Christa. Prior to entering the Community, Janice was employed as a medical laboratory assistant/phlebotomist at St. Paul Hospital and at Women's and Children's Hospital in Vancouver. She then worked at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver as an administrative [...]
Wishing you a joyful, prayerful Christmas Season! Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist
MERIDEN, CT (11-30-2020) - Natalie Yuen of Vancouver, British Columbia, was received into novitiate on November 22, the Solemnity of Christ the King in the Chapel of St. John by Mother Miriam Seiferman, FSE, Mother General. In her formal request for entrance into novitiate, Natalie recalled significant moments in her life that led her to this request. Mother Miriam, in accepting Natalie's request, welcomed her into this next phase of formation and assured her that the Community will be a strong support as she continues [...]
When St. Francis knew he was dying, he asked to be laid naked on the ground at the Portiuncula and there he welcomed Sister Death. With his grieving Brothers surrounding him, he entered eternity singing. Immediately, a flock of swallows circulated above as though they were carrying his soul to heaven. Sister Marie Benedict shares the account of Francis' final moments on earth.