The Franciscan Way is all about connecting people to their life’s purpose – whether they are living or serving others in one of our communities or programs. Our mission – to celebrate life and serve with joy – connects us. Our tradition of caring for others for over a century is rooted in the compassion and servant leadership taught us by foundress Mother Mary Theresa. Her example lives on in the thousands of associates that serve in Franciscan Ministries and the thousands of families entrusted to us.
“The Franciscan Way is about living our mission every day. We know we’ve fulfilled our mission when seniors want to live in our communities, associates want to serve here and collaborators choose us as a partner because they see compelling evidence that our mission drives our service, quality and stewardship.”
– Judy Amiano, President & Cheif Executive Officer
As a Ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Our Mission is…
Celebrate Life and Serve with Joy.
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.
"The friendliness of all the residents and staff. . . the "Good Mornings" and "Good Afternoons" said with a smile. That truly makes my day."
Lee S., resident of Franciscan Communities
"As the song goes "There's no place like home." My place here is "home sweet home." Employees provide service with kindness and there's so many good people to talk to."
Bernard S., Franciscan Communities Resident
"Mt. Alverna has such a friendly and caring personality and atmosphere. The skilled care helped me achieve independence and regain strength. Even the social activities reinforce physical therapy. I am blessed to have been able to rehab at this facility this past Spring."
Rev S., Mount Alverna
Franciscan Ministries is dedicated to providing quality senior living communities, service lines and charitable programs. See how you can help support our mission.