Associate Commitment Ceremony at Warwick
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Sr. Bonnie Steinlage is named on of the Cincinnati Enquirer's 2014 Women of the Year!
 The 2013 Associate/SisterTea Party  was Successful

Molly Talbot and Sr. Mary David in festive attire for the Tea Party... to see more pictures, click here

Womens Spirituality and other programs are held at the Centennial Barn, 110 Compton Rd 45215

Click here for the new schedule of activities at "the Centennial Barn"


New Associate Discernment Guide Available. To get it, go to and download it!










                Associates of                     The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor

 The Franciscan Peddler:  a new ministry - started through a collaboration between the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor and their Associates: the Sisters sponsor the ministry and the Associates run it...It is located  at 60 Compton Rd. - Cincinnati OH - phone number 513-761-9040 ext. 145

 DONATIONS NEEDED for The Franciscan Peddler/ A Thrift Shop for the Thrifty

The Store hours are Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.—4 p.m., but your donation(s) can be dropped off any day of the week (when you arrive on campus follow signs for The Franciscan Peddler – Donation drop off box is located in dock area near the Shop).

Store Location: Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, St. Clare Center, 60 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215


While the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor officially sponsor The Franciscan Peddler, U.S. Area Associates themselves sponsor  3 other ministries:


1. Clare’s CupboardThe Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have aligned their spirit, commitment and resources to providing essential provisions for school-age-children at St. Francis Seraph School in Over-the- Rhine area of Cincinnati. If you can, help give a  child at St. Francis a brighter future. Donate to Clare’s Cupboard - Non-perishable foods; - Hygiene Products (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste);  -  backpacks;   - School supplies (pencil pouches, colored Xerox paper, pens, pencils notebooks, paper);  -  school uniforms (sweatshirts, pants)  Or join our cause by making a tax-deductible donation. Send donations to:

Franciscan Sisters of the Poor

US Area Associates

Attn:  Joan Mills

60 Compton Road

Cincinnati, OH  45215 


2. Recycled Card Program This program will benefit the children at St. Jude’s Ranch in Nevada.   The children at St. Jude’s recycle used greeting cards and then create new greeting cards for any occasion.  The recycled cards are then sold in packs of 10 for $10.00 to support their programs and services.  If you would like to help,  bring used greeting cards (any kind) to the US Associates Office at St. Clare Convent Center and we will send them to St. Jude’s.  Associate Patty Stinson-Grabow has volunteered to lead this project.  Any questions email Patty:   


3. Prayer Shawl MinistryOur Prayer Shawl Ministry began as a visible way to nurture and care for our SFP Sisters/Associates families when they are experiencing issues of body, mind and spirit.  A shawl is a sign that we love and care for each other. It is a tangible way of showing God’s love to all of God’s people.  Each shawl is a blend of prayers, talents, gifts and grace. If you would like to join this ministry, contact Associate Julie Kraemer at



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The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, a community in Christ founded by Blessed Frances Schervier, is dedicated to the service of God's people in a community of love: living the life of the gospel in the Franciscan Spirit through personal union with Christ. Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor are men and woman, married and single, and of different faiths. They express this mission through partnering with the Sisters to deliver care to the poor and the needy with compassion and love: each according to his or her gifts. They join togeher in community for celebrations, picnics and prayers. They have chosen to live out their baptismal commitment by sharing in the sister's charismand mission. There are Associates in various countries who serve in a variety of ways. Some serve directly with the Sisters in ministry, while others carry our healing charism into the world in a variety of ways, as the Lord calls them.