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Deep faith and trust in Divine Providence continue to be the hallmark of our Sisters answering the call to diverse ministries in Illinois, Indiana, California, West Virginia and Brazil.
1866 Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart were founded in Germany.
1876 Sisters escaped religious persecution and reestablished congregation in Avilla, IN.
1877 Sisters began staffing schools in Indiana and Illinois.
1881 Sisters began building hospitals in Illinois.
1883 The Motherhouse was moved to Joliet, IL.
1891 Apostolic approval was received for the Portiuncula Indulgence in all the convent chapels.
1892 The first General Chapter of the congregation was held.
1900 Ministries expanded to Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
1917 Sisters began 73 years of ministry at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL.
1925 A monthly novena to the Infant of Prague for vocations was established. St. Francis Hospital, Santa Barbara, was destroyed by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake except for a Sacred Heart statue which remained intact.
1951 Four Sisters were killed in a tragic car accident in LaSalle, IL.
1964 Motherhouse was moved to Frankfort, IL. Missionary Sisters went to serve the poor in Belem, Para, Brazil.
1970 The first Mass was offered in Queen of Angles Chapel, Frankfort,
1987 The Associate Program began.
2001 125th anniversary of foundation in America was celebrated.
2007 Sisters pilgrimaged to Assisi to deepen their Franciscan spirituality.