Franciscan Sisters of Dillingen
Main Number: 701-242-7195
Sr. M Jean-Louise Schafer
P.O. Box 447
Hankinson, ND 58041
As followers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Franciscan Sisters of Dillingen in Hankinson, North Dakota, are a joyful group of women, consecrated to God by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, living in community. With a rich history, these Franciscan Sisters make up the North American Province of the Franciscan Sisters of Dillingen, an international congregation which traces its origin to 1241 in Bavaria, Germany.
Relying on God’s providence, the sisters praise and adore Him while serving the needs of the Church on the prairies of North Dakota. As women of prayer, they continue the tradition of the founding sisters and take seriously requests for prayer from around the world.
The sisters’ apostolic works include retreat work, serving in a rural nursing home with independent living, childcare and preschool, serving adults in a large assisted living facility, health care services and board membership on several CHI healthcare facilities, teaching in parish schools and religious education programs, pro-life work, and working with the youth.
The Franciscan Sisters have close ties with their sisters throughout the world in Germany, Brazil, India, and Spain.