Our Convents & Chapels

The original wall at the first North American convent site in Polonia, Wisconsin.

Felician Sisters of North America, a joyful international community of vowed women religious, live contemplative-active lives of service. After arriving in North America in 1874, they ministered to immigrant and indigenous families. As hundreds of young women joined the congregation, they built convents and founded ministries across the continent.

On November 21, 2009, the Felician Sisters celebrated the 154th anniversary of their founding by Blessed Mary Angela and marked the beginning of a new chapter, as the eight former provinces in North America (Buffalo, NY; Coraopolis, PA; Chicago, IL; Enfield, CT; Livonia, MI; Lodi, NJ; Mississauga, ON; and Rio Rancho, NM) united into one: Our Lady of Hope Province.

Sisters continue to live in community in small houses, apartments and the following main convents, listed in the order they were founded:

Serving where needed since 1874

Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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  • Felician Sisters of North America is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
  • EIN 27-1282473
Felician Sisters of North America