What We Do

Pioneers in health care, education and social services, the Felician Sisters of North America have founded, sponsor, co-sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries across the continent.

Constantly evolving to meet the needs of the time, we continue to follow God’s will and Blessed Mary Angela’s directive to “serve where you are needed.”

Watch this short video of The St. Felix Centre in Toronto

Felician Values for Ministry

With our partners, and in everything we do, we uphold the five core values that are hallmarks of our Felician culture and identity:

Respect for Human Dignity

A reverence for and commitment to promoting and protecting the dignity of all persons


An empathetic consciousness toward others, expressed in caring service


An open heart and mind, leading to continuous improvement of all involved in our ministries

Solidarity with Those in Need

A focus on reaching out to the margins, to ensure that the needs of the most vulnerable are met through advocacy and action

Justice and Peace

A forging of right relationships, recreating of a sustainable environment, and promotion of the common good—all in the pursuit of peace

“Give aid to all without exception, do not to exclude anyone, for everyone is our neighbor.”

Blessed Mary Angela

Our Ministries

The Felician Sisters continue to shape the social service landscape in North America with ministries that evolve to meet the needs of the time. Categories include:

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The St. Felix pantry box truck on the highway.

Spotlight on

St. Felix Centre

In the core of downtown Toronto, St. Felix Centre provides compassionate service and holistic support to individuals and families facing challenges such as homelessness, mental illness, addiction or food insecurity. In the Felician-Franciscan tradition, all are welcomed, without exception, and treated with dignity. Read about the work they do.

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Recent Stories & Updates

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Upcoming Ministry Events

Jun 14
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jul 10
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Aug 05

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Want to Help?

Through the donations of so many, the Felician Sisters are able to support their many ministries, which continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of society as we respond to the directive of our foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, to “serve where you are needed.” You are invited to join us.

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Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska

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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Provincial Information

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