Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist


1209 East Lake Avenue
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Main Number: 309-688-3500

Vocation Director: 309-688-3500

Fax: 309-688-3503

Community Information

Superior:  Mother M. Vaclava Ballon, F.S.J.B.

Vocation Director:  Sister M. Salezia Rudyova, F.S.J.B.
Vocation Phone:    309-688-3500

Our community was founded in 2006 in the Diocese of Peoria, IL. We live out our charism of total trust in God and striving for limitless humility in imitation of John the Baptist and in the spirit of Franciscan simplicity.  Daily conversion is an expression of our desire to decrease so that Christ can increase in our lives. A daily Holy Hour offered for priests and seminarians is an essential part of our charism. We are a contemplative-active community faithful to the Holy Father and to the Magisterium of the Church, and we live a joyful and strong community life rooted in the Eucharist and in a solid prayer life. 

Our apostolate includes healthcare, domestic and clerical work, evangelization and other ecclesial ministries with future plans for a teaching apostolate.

We welcome single young women ages 18-35 with adequate bodily and mental health, sufficiently mature personality, good judgment and common sense.

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