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Whether you seek interaction with our Sisters, a place to quiet your mind, or opportunities for spiritual enrichment, you are welcome at St. Francis Woods! No matter your spiritual background, if you seek peace, if you are searching for hope, healing or harmony... you belong here.
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Upcoming Events at St. Francis Woods

May 30
Saturday 10:00 AM
This free event will feature a variety of earth friendly activities such as workshops, eco-conscious exhibits and vendors, entertainment and children’s activities.
University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
June 12
Friday 7:45 AM
Queen of Angels Chapel
June 13
Saturday 11:00 AM
We rejoice with 11 Sister Jubilarians!
Queen of Angels Chapel
July 04
Saturday 9:00 AM
Queen of Angels Chapel

Who We Are
As Franciscan women religious, we attend to and are faithful to God’s continuous creative action in our lives. We respond radically to the Gospel way of life through community living and works of neighborly love.  (Vision Statement)

What We Offer
Welcome to St. Francis Woods, a place of hope, healing and harmony! Nestled amid 50 peaceful, wooded acres, is our Motherhouse, Queen of Angels Chapel, Portiuncula Center for Prayer, Poverello Holistic Center, the historic Heritage Chapel, five hermitages, an outdoor labyrinth, cosmic walk (walking meditation), Stations of the Cross on a paved path, winding wooded paths, benches for resting and enjoying nature, and many sacred places graced by inspiring statuary.