Established on this continent in 1874, when five pioneer sisters first came from Poland to Polonia, Wisconsin, the Felician Sisters quickly grew into a significant presence in North America. Women who identified with their charism joined the mission of the Felician Sisters, establishing diverse ministries to educate and serve in the Franciscan tradition. In 2009, eight former provinces merged into Our Lady of Hope Province, establishing a new chapter in our history. Learn more about the ways that Felician Sisters have listened to God’s call and followed the example of our foundress, 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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  • Felician Sisters of North America is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
  • EIN 27-1282473
Felician Sisters of North America