The blogs are maintained by the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota, and their staff. The opinions belong to the individual writers and do not reflect any official position of the FSLF Community.


Sister Mary Lou EltgrothLife at the Convent by Sister Mary Lou

I have been a Franciscan Sister for over 60 years. I live at St. Francis Convent and spend my time volunteering at the convent and throughout the Little Falls area.





Jan-for-blogLiving Franciscan by Sister Jan 

Written by Sister Jan Kilian, this blog gives an understanding of what it’s like to be Franciscan. Living out the spirit of Saint Francis, we see all God’s creation as brother and sister. Franciscan Sisters are committed to building relationships and community, ministering wherever there is greatest need, promoting justice and healing Mother Earth’s wounds. Sister Jan's writings reflect the compassion, spirituality, interconnectedness and goodness of living Franciscan. 



FCVFranciscan Community Volunteers

The Franciscan Community Volunteers program is a post-graduate, long-term volunteer program in St. Cloud, Minnesota, for young adults, ages 21-30, who are looking for an authentic way to live an integrated life of faith and service in the world. View our blog to find out more!



Archived Blogs

LacyA Franciscan Dog - Archive

My name is Lacy. You will recognize me as the Collie who greets guests at Clare's Well. Any reflection about Franciscan living needs to be inclusive of all things created by God. Saint Francis was so mindful of ALL of God's creatures. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you.



Sr. Rose Mae RauschFranciscan Thin Places

Sister Rose Mae Rausch shares what God is doing in her life. She joined the Franciscan Sisters in 1949 and is still being graced with many new experiences and understandings about what living a gospel-centered life is about.




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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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