Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows
Main Number: 503-649-7127
Sr. Maria Gabriel, OSF
3600 S.W. 170th Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97003
His Excellency Rafael Palazzi, O.F.M., Bishop of Hengyang, Hunan, started this community in 1939 in China. The sisters are committed to the new evangelization inspired by Saint John Paul II and witness to Jesus Christ among people where the Gospel has not been fully accepted. They are motivated by the missionary zeal that Bishop Palazzi fostered. Their life is patterned on the Christ-like model of Saint Francis in joyful poverty, simplicity, and love for the Church, drawing encouragement and strength from Mary, the co-redemptrix of the human race.
The sisters have missions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, British Columbia, and the United States. Apostolic works include catechetics, retreat ministry, education, pastoral ministry, and care of the sick and underprivileged.
Entrance requirements are: a high school diploma or GED, good physical and mental health, and a desire to consecrate oneself to God and His service. Age limit is 45.