Congregation of the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi

Main Number: 309-246-2175

Fax: 309-246-2708

Vocation Directress

Phone: 309-246-2175

507 N. Prairie Street
Lacon, IL 61540

The Congregation of the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi was established in 1894 in Hungary by Mother Anna Brunner. The goal of our religious life is sanctification of its members by the keeping of the holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and service to the poor, sick, and abandoned brothers and sisters. Our apostolic service is adapted to circumstances of place and time. Presently, we are serving our brothers and sisters in our mission hospital: Mercy – St. Francis Hospital in Missouri and at St. Joseph Nursing Home, Lacon, Illinois. We strive to imitate St. Francis in his poverty and humility.

Our daily life includes the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, adoration, rosary, meditation, and personal prayer.

If God is calling you to the religious life and you feel drawn to our charism, we invite you to contact us. Good physical health is necessary and age range of 18 to 40. We hope to welcome you in our community of the Daughters of St. Francis.


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