Community of Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal
Main Number: 718-863-8040
Our Lady of Guadalupe Convent
3537 Bainbridge Ave.
Bronx, NY 10467
The Community of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal is a public association of the faithful established in 1988 as a parallel Community to the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.
The aim of the Community is to live the Gospel in simplicity according to the ideals of Saint Francis, as handed on by the Capuchin tradition. The values uniting the sisters include a strong prayer life and an emphasis on a common life marked by a warm family spirit, joyful imitation of Saint Francis and Saint Clare, faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Church and loyalty to the Holy Father. The sisters’ two-fold apostolic mission is hands-on work with the poor and evangelization. This ministry is accomplished through the community’s soup kitchen, food pantry, clothing pantry, home-visits, pro-life work, retreat work and inner-city youth ministry.
The CFR sisters currently have three convents in New York City, where they were founded, and mission convents in Leeds, England; in Drogheda, Ireland; and as of August 15, 2017, Atlantic City, New Jersey.