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About Us

About Our Retirement Communities

At Franciscan Ministries, nothing is too small for us to celebrate! Each day is filled with possibilities and good times because that’s how we choose to live and serve. Our mission is to help you recognize and enjoy the happy moments in your daily life—they are all around you. Just take a close look and you’ll find them.

What Is Life Like at Franciscan Ministries?

We give each resident the opportunity to make friends, follow their passions, and enjoy a more active lifestyle. Our senior living communities have a variety of events and activities on the calendar, so you’ll always find something to enjoy.

Franciscan Ministries, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

Today, Mother Mary Theresa’s mission is continued by Franciscan Ministries (FM), which was established in 1988 by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. Franciscan Ministries was organized to coordinate all of the Sisters’ sponsored ministries and extend its charitable mission. Franciscan Ministries, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago encompasses:

  • Franciscan Communities: A division offering senior care, education and community-based services. Recognized as a leader in senior housing and healthcare services, they currently own and manage senior living communities in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.
  • Franciscan Community Services, Inc.: A division providing home and community-based health care services in Illinois and Indiana.
  • Franciscan Community Benefit Services, Inc.: A division that includes St. Jude House, a family violence prevention center and shelter in Indiana; and Madonna Foundation, which provides tuition grants and enrichment programs for young women attending a Chicago area, Catholic high school.
  • Franciscan Advisory Services: A division that provides consulting services to other organizations.
  • St. Joseph Senior Housing: A division that provides an affordable housing option for independent seniors in Illinois and Kentucky.

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Our Mission

As a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, our mission is to:

Celebrate Life and Serve with Joy.

Our Values

  • Respect: Reflect God in all we do.
  • Dedication: Passionately carry forward this ministry entrusted to us.
  • Stewardship: Responsibly use the gift of our resources.
  • Joy: Give from our hearts.


Franciscan Ministries Recognizes Wonderful Heroes in Our Community

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There are many amazing people in our communities who always put our residents, their safety and joy first. Take a look at some these heroes throughout the Franciscan Communities and what amazing things they are doing, as we shepherd through these very difficult and challenging times. They make a difference, every single day. Thank you to our outstanding associates!

For COVID-19 Updates for our communities,
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Ready to Learn More?

Life is made up of a series of moments. At Franciscan Ministries, we are committed to living those moments joyfully, because joyful living is all about serving from the heart and having a spirit of generosity. Contact us today to learn more.