Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist

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The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist Abbey in Bridal Veil, Oregon

The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist (FSE) is a Roman Catholic religious congregation for women. The motherhouse is in Meriden, Connecticut, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford.

History[edit]

The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist came into existence on December 2, 1973, as a result of a period of renewal within the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration of La Crosse, Wisconsin which led to a divergence of outlook within that Congregation.[1] In 2002, the Franciscan Brothers of the Eucharist was founded as a complement to the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.

The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, at one time, owned and operated a ferry and store on Shaw Island part of the San Juan Islands in the state of Washington. [2]

Apostolate[edit]

  • Franciscan Life Center, Meriden, Connecticut: provides a variety of services including counseling, education, and youth programs.[3]
  • Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, Meriden, Connecticut: is licensed to provide home health care services including nursing, physical therapy, and home health aides, in almost two dozen Connecticut towns.[4]

The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist share the original founders with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi of St. Francis, Wisconsin.

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