Ministry to the Marginalized

Each day, Felician Sisters are guided by their mother, Blessed Mary Angela, who left a legacy of service to all, without exception. She cared for widows and abandoned children, providing housing and comfort to the most vulnerable in her society. Following her holy example, Felician Sisters serve those who are unhoused, women in transition, those on the margins of society, and people whom society has seemingly forgotten – with compassion and mercy, a healing presence, spiritual sustenance and a reminder of God’s unconditional love. In addition to our Felician-sponsored ministries, our Sisters also support regional food pantries, clothing and food drives, prison ministries and various social services.

Águilas del Desierto

Fallbrook, CA

Every year, an estimated 500 people die at the U.S.-Mexico border. Águilas del Desierto (Eagles of the Desert), is a non-profit organization made up of dedicated volunteers who risk their lives to search and rescue migrants lost in the desert along the California-Arizona border. Searches help families whose loved ones have disappeared trying to cross. To prevent deaths, Aguilas also provides education campaigns on the true dangers of crossing.

Beverly Terrace

Los Angeles, CA

In 2018, Beverly Terrace, a permanent supportive housing complex, was opened. The facility is designed for multi-generational families, housing both men and women, who have been chronically homeless, giving them life-transforming resources towards stable housing.

Deo Gratias Ministries Detroit

Detroit, MI

At Deo Gratias Ministries in Detroit, we attend to the physical, social and spiritual needs of our neighbors by providing a safe place in a historically marginalized neighborhood, where guests can gather for refreshments, social interaction, and support. Through a ministry of presence, we provide unconditional hospitality to those in need. Projects include a community garden, a café and a food pantry.

Felician Center

Kingstree, SC

Felician Center in Kingstree serves a vulnerable population by meeting basic needs. Services include a clothing closet, a food pantry, health programs and a learning center.

Felician Wellness Center

Centralia, IL

Felician Wellness Center provides a quality, cost-effective, community-based adult wellness program to the people of southern Illinois.

Response To Love Center

Buffalo, NY

At the Response to Love Center in Buffalo, all who enter are treated with compassion and acceptance. A dining room serves hot, nutritious meals; a food pantry offers a wide range of healthy foods; a seasonal clothing distribution provides dignity; and a chapel gives spiritual nourishment. Educational programs show people a path to self-sufficiency, with ELL and GED classes, as well as health education and exercise opportunities. 

Sister Mary Josette Food Pantry

Buffalo, NY

Located on the campus of Villa Maria College, the Sister Mary Josette Food Pantry provides food to members of the community who are experiencing food insecurity, including students of the college and their families.

St. Anne’s Family Services

Los Angeles, CA

In 1908, St. Anne’s opened as a home for pregnant young women with nowhere to turn. Since then, St. Anne’s Family Services has grown into a premiere social service agency, meeting the ever-changing needs of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable populations. They offer high-quality supportive housing programs, early childhood education, mental health and family-based services to more than 2,100 families annually across Los Angeles County. 

St. Felix Centre

Toronto, ON

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.

St. Felix Pantry

Rio Rancho, NM

St. Felix Pantry serves as a safety net for people struggling to support their families in times of crisis by providing food, clothing, household items and referral services. 

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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