The Felician Sisters are an international community of more than 1,000 vowed women religious across four continents. We minister to God’s people in the United States, Canada, Haiti, Brazil, Poland, Italy, England, France, Kenya, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, and the Amazon.
Founded in Poland in 1855, the first Felician Sisters arrived in North America in 1874.
Felician Sisters are now educating and serving youth from preschools to college campuses across North America. Within our Felician-sponsored schools and colleges, students are taught in the Felician Franciscan tradition where they are provided distinctive opportunities for academic, personal, and spiritual growth in settings that foster compassion, justice, peace, respect for the dignity of all persons, and a reverence for all creation.
Felician-sponsored early childhood education centers encourage each child from a very early age to strive to reach his or her fullest physical, spiritual, and intellectual potential. Within these nurturing and compassionate environments, each and every child is respected and celebrated as a child of God.
Since our founding in 1855, Felician Sisters worldwide have embraced the mission set forth by our Foundress Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska:
As Felician Sisters, called by God, we cooperate with Christ in the spiritual renewal of the world.
Turn to the Lord your God
Accept his unconditional love
Centered in Jesus
Gift received, Gift given
Live the Paschal Mystery
Nurture, encourage, and celebrate
Faithful daughter of Mary
And Mother Mary Angela
Embrace all in Franciscan joy
Be compassionate and merciful
Be a prophetic witness to a world in need of healing
Proclaim the saving presence of God
Information from Felician Sisters of North America
Provide a foundation by which children reach their full potnetial guided by Felician Core Values.
They should have understanding for the children, watching over them with care...
- Blessed Mary Angela
Guided by our Catholic and Felician traditions, we nurture and educate the whole child in a peaceful and faith-filled environment.