“Give aid to all without exception; your vocation obliges you not to exclude anyone, for everybody is our neighbor.” These words written by our foundress, Mother Mary Angela, were seen in action on Monday, September 7, when the Mother Angela Clinic team accepted its latest invitation to “serve where needed.”
Saint Francis of Assisi
October 4 Saint Francis of Assisi
(1181 or 1182 – October 3, 1226)
The patron saint of Italy, Francis of Assisi, was a poor little man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literally—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit, and without a sense of self-importance.
Serious illness brought the young Francis to see the emptiness of his frolicking life as leader of Assisi’s youth. Prayer—lengthy and difficult—led him to a self-emptying like that of Christ, climaxed by embracing a leper he met on the road. It symbolized his complete obedience to what he had heard in prayer: “Francis! Everything you have loved and desired in the flesh it is your duty to despise and hate, if you wish to know my will. And when you have begun this, all that now seems sweet and lovely to you will become intolerable and bitter, but all that you used to avoid will turn itself to great sweetness and exceeding joy.” (continue)
We stand on the side of those who cannot advocate for themselves in society: the unemployed, the weak, the marginalized, or those considered «unwanted».
We take all possible action to restore the human dignity and rights of all.
We express our unanimity with the Declaration of Human Rights which should be recognized by all.
We acknowledge that every person has the right to healthcare and education
As Felician Franciscan Sisters, called by God, we cooperate with Christ in the spiritual renewal of the world.
The Charism of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Felix of Cantalice is to imitate Blessed Mary Angela’s boundless love of God and surrender to God’s Will in compassionate service, total availability, concern for the salvation of all people.