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You Belong Here!
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.

Upcoming Events at St. Francis Woods

December 06
Sunday 10:00 AM
Our 150th Anniversary Celebration opens with a House Walk following the 9:00 a.m. Mass (10 a.m.-11 a.m.) and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Meet the Sisters, tour their home, learn how they live, discover their works of neighborly love, see historical photo displays, enjoy music and festive holiday decorations, share fellowship and refreshments.
Motherhouse at St. Francis Woods
December 08
Tuesday 7:45 AM
Holy Day of Obligation
Queen of Angels Chapel
December 24
Thursday 4:00 PM
Celebrate our Savior's birth with us!

3:30 p.m. Prelude Music
4:00 p.m. Mass
Queen of Angels Chapel
December 25
Friday 9:00 AM
Celebrate our Savior's birth with us!

8:45 a.m. Prelude Music
9:00 a.m. Mass
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.

Get to Know Us
Have you ever seen a Sister profess perpetual vows?
It is a ceremony filled with beautiful moments.

What is a Prayer?

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