Meet Sister Helen Hassler


 As I remember Vatican II, I was eager to know more about it; I was hopeful and anxious. The specific aspects that made the most impact on me initially and were most important to me were the documents on religious life, returning to the spirit of the Founder and modernization in our way of dress and service. I also welcomed the document "On the Church" which called for vernacular in Liturgy and Sacraments. Education within our community, especially with changes in our Constitution and development of the "Great Hop in Common" helped me to expand my thinking and bring about a new awareness.

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Past Ministries

  • Staff Nurse Psychiatry at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Pastoral Counselor at St. Timothy Catholic Parish, Mesa, Ariz.

Current Ministry:

  • Retired at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls, Minn.

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The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota, is a community of Catholic women religious who follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ, walking in the footsteps of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. We believe that the living of a poor, simple and prayerful community life is a ministry of presence and witness. Our doors are open to the public to celebrate Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel and to benefit from the St. Francis Music Center and St. Francis Health & Recreation Center. We welcome those who wish to join us as sisters, associates, volunteers, transfer sisters, friends and donors.


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