Franciscan Servants of Jesus

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The Franciscan Servants of Jesus was a Roman Catholic, Franciscan religious congregation for women. The congregation was founded in 1997 with the approval of Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, while he was the Bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse. The motherhouse was located in Prescott, Wisconsin.

However, controversy arose over the foundress of the congregation, Sister Julie Green, F.S.J., due to her alleged condition of being a transsexual.[1] The congregation was suppressed by Bishop Burke in 2003 before his departure to head the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis, and it is no longer in existence.


  1. ^ The Riverfront Times "Bishop takes Queen" by Malcolm Gay, August 24, 2004 [1]