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Happy Foundation Day
July 2, 2019 5:42 AM

Good morning and Happy Foundation Day.

On July 2, 1844, 175 years ago today, the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis was founded in Our Lady of Grace Chapel (Telgte, Germany). It was in this Chapel that Father Christopher Bernsmeyer, OFM, welcomed young women to join him in service to the Church by caring for the sick.

From this moment, a Congregation of Franciscan women was born and their ministry continues with Provinces in Germany (since 1844), Poland (since 1849), USA (since 1875), Japan (since 1948), and India (since 1973).



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