In memoriam: Sister Joseph Wu, OSF
June 5, 2019 5:50 AM
Sister Joseph was a graduate of St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, in 1963. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Inhalation Therapy from St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, in 1974. She served as a nurse and respiratory therapy technician at sponsored hospitals in Illinois from 1963 until 1978. In 1978, she continued working in the Maternity Department and Surgical Waiting Area of St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, Illinois, until 1989. After her retirement from active duty in 1989, Sister Joseph served as a volunteer at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, until 2013. In 2013, she returned to St. Francis COnvent where she volunteered in various capacities until her health no longer permitted her to do so.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Peter Wu.
She is survived by three nieces and a nephew, all from the People’s Republic of China, as well as her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for nearly 74 years.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at St. Francis Convent from 4-7 p.m. including Evening Prayer and remembrance. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father André Schludecker, OFM on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sister JoAn is recognized
June 4, 2019 12:02 PM
May 28, 2019 1:18 PM
Annually, we recognize our Sisters on the anniversary of the First Profession of Vows. This year, we are pleased to celebrate with seven of our Sisters who observe: Diamond Jubilee (60 years professed), Grace Jubilee (70 years professed), Jeweled Crown Jubilee (75 years professed), and Ruby Jubilee (80 years professed) in June.
Congratulations Sister Elvon
May 28, 2019 1:15 PM
Congratulations Sister Jolinda
May 28, 2019 1:10 PM
Congratulations Sister Jonette
May 28, 2019 1:04 PM
Congratulations Sister Rachel
May 28, 2019 1:01 PM
Congratulations Sister Gertrude
May 28, 2019 12:57 PM
Congratulations Sister Helen Marie
May 28, 2019 12:33 PM
Congratulations Sister Elreda
May 28, 2019 12:29 PM
Our new leadership team
March 31, 2019 12:40 PM
The Provincial Chapter has concluded, and the newly-elected 2019-2023 leadership team takes office in this season of spring. We offer our good wishes and prayers for support for Sister Maureen O’Connor, Provincial Superior, Sister Christa Ann Struewing, Provincial Vicaress, Sister Rosily Menachery, Provincial Councilor, and Sister Janice Schneider, Provincial Councilor.
The Provincial Superior represents the American Province of the Hospital Sisters, its establishments and interests while responsible for directing the Province in spiritual life and its ministries. The Provincial Vicaress assists the Provincial in the Province business and in the absence of the Provincial Superior, she assumes her responsibilities. The two Provincial Councilors, together with the Superior and Vicaress, form the leadership team that directs the Province business. In addition, the Provincial Superior and her Council serve as Members of Hospital Sisters Ministries, the public juridic sponsor of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) and Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach in which they have Reserved Powers.
The Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is an international congregation of Franciscan Sisters founded in Germany in 1844, and their Provinces include Germany, Poland, USA, Japan, and India. The American Province, based in Springfield, IL, was founded in 1875 when Sisters from Germany arrived and began a healthcare ministry. The Province is the Founding Institute of Hospital Sisters Ministries which is the public juridic sponsor of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) – a multi-institutional health care system in 14 communities in Illinois and Wisconsin with 15 hospitals, health centers and clinics, nearly 2,300 physician partners, and more than 14,600 colleagues. In addition, the Province sponsors Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, a recovery and world-wide distribution of medical supplies and equipment, and operates Chiara Center, a Franciscan Place of Spirituality for individuals and groups seeking a retreat and conference center.
Our Congregation's 175th anniversary
January 2, 2019 11:31 AM
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. This graphic was designed by Sister M. Theodora (Japan Province) and will be displayed throughout the year in various ways including as a flag on a new flagpole at Convent Entrance and on the flagpole at Chiara Center.
Posted: June 5, 2019 5:50 AM In memoriam: Sister Joseph Wu, OSF
Posted: June 4, 2019 12:02 PM Sister JoAn is recognized
Posted: May 28, 2019 1:18 PM Jubilee 2019
Posted: May 28, 2019 1:15 PM Congratulations Sister Elvon
Posted: May 28, 2019 1:10 PM Congratulations Sister Jolinda
Posted: May 28, 2019 1:04 PM Congratulations Sister Jonette
Posted: May 28, 2019 1:01 PM Congratulations Sister Rachel
Posted: May 28, 2019 12:57 PM Congratulations Sister Gertrude
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