Where Are We From

Franciscan Sisters’ Home Parishes

You may wonder from where our Sisters have been called. Here is a list of the home parishes of some of our Sisters. Maybe you know or remember some of them?

I owe my vocation to two girlfriends who inspired me.”

-Sister Nathanael


Parker, AZ
Sacred Heart 

  • Sister Elena Gonzales

Santan, AZ
St. Ann

  • Sister Juana Lucero
  • Sister Kateri Cooper

Tucson, AZ
St. Cyril of Alexandria

  • Sister Mary Ann Feminella


La Puente, CA
St. Joseph Parish

  • Sister Carmen Marie Diaz

Santa Barbara, CA
San Roque Parish

  • Sister Dora Lee Monian


Kekaha, HI
St. Theresa Parish

  • Sister Thereselle Arruda


Chicago, IL

St. Willibrord

  • Sister Adrianna Schouten
  • Sister Catherine Glim
  • Sister Phyllis Schouten

St. Anthony of Padua

  • Sister Alexandra Bettinardi

The Seven Holy Founders

  • Sister Elizabeth Ann Miller

All Saints

  • Sister Pamela Biehl


Mishawaka, IN

St. Bravo

  • Sister Louise Hembrecht

St. Roch

  • Sister Paulita Adrian


Cresco, IA
St. Joseph 

  • Sister Mary Ann Tupy


New Orleans, LA
St. Rita 

  • Sister Maria Goretti Scandaliato


Baraga, MI
Sacred Heart 

  • Sister Mary Lou Loonsfoot

Petoskey, MI
St. Francis Xavier

  • Sister Hannah Johnecheck

Cross Village, MI
Holy Cross Mission

  • Sister Mary Louise Skutz
  • Sister Margaret Nethercott

Escanaba, MI
St. Ann 

  • Sister Barbara Jean Butler
  • Sister Marcus Steede
  • Sister Maryl Gardner

Swartz Creek, MI
St. Mary Queen of Angels

  • Sister Jacqueline Spaniola

Manistique, MI
St. Francis DeSales 

  • Sister Jan Vilemure
  • Sister Bernadone Fagan
  • Sister Nathanael Jenks

Grand Blanc, MI
Holy Family Parish

  • Sister Pamela Catherine Peasel

Iron Mountain, MI

Holy Trinity

  • Sister Ellen Pachmayer

Menominee, MI
St. William 

  • Sister Deborah Shepeck
  • Sister Humbeline Demers
  • Sister Valerie Lemasky

Sault Sainte. Marie, MI
St. Mary

  • Sister Marcelyn Gervais

St. John the Baptist

  • Sister Bonita Morin
  • Sister Pavel Morin

Gaastra, MI
St. Mary 

  • Sister Maureen Bomaster


West Point, NE

St. Mary 

  • Sister Doris Jurgenson
  • Sister Judanne Stratman
  • Sister Mary Beth Prinz
  • Sister Stephen Marie Luebbert

Lindsay, NE

Holy Family 

  • Sister Colette Hoadley
  • Sister Thema Wiese

Platte Center, NE

St. Anthony 

  • Sister Antonita Diederich
  • Sister Carol Diederich

Beemer, NE

Holy Cross 

  • Sister Karen Suhr
  • Sister Rita Mae Suhr

New Mexico

Hatch, NM
Our Lord of Mercy

  • Sister Elizabeth Benvie

New York

East Rockaway, NY
St. Raymond

  • Sister Francis Mason


Cambridge, OH


  • Sister Maureen Ann Shcpard
  • Sister Mary Ann Nugent
  • Sister Myra Jean Sweigart
  • Sister Mary Felice Wellman
  • Sister Eloise Biedenbach
  • Sister Rose Cecile Armbruster

St. Benedict/Christ Our Light

  • Sister Clare Rose Oswald

Columbus, OH

Holy Family 

  • Sister June Smith

Delaware, OH

St. Mary 

  • Sister Laura Wolf

Mingo Junction, OH

St. Agnes 

  • Sister Frances Ann Longo
  • Sister Marcolette Madden
  • Sister Michaela Melko

Fredericksburg, OH

St. Genevieve 

  • Sister Gratia Hosfeld

Dover, OH

St. Joseph 

  • Sister Helena Young

Wintersville, OH

Blessed Sacrament 

  • Sister Jean Phillipson


Woodsfield, OH

St. Sylvester 

  • Sister Maryanne Froehlich


St. Nicholas

  • Sister Marie Gressel
  • Sister Angela Paul
  • Sister Frances Joseph Hildebrand
  • Sister Helen Marie Paul
  • Sister Miriam Dosch
  • Sister Mary Edith Schimpf
  • Sister Mary Zigo
  • Sister Sharon Paul

St. Thomas 

  • Sister Michael Ann O’Donnell


Houston, TX
Holy Rosary 

  • Sister Marie Kolbe Zamora


Find a pdf here of our Sisters from the Badger State:  Wisconsin Home Parishes

You see we come from all walks of life, from parishes small and large, and from rural and urban areas, from Wisconsin and Ohio, Indiana and Nebraska, Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, New York, Hawaii, Iowa, California, and Arizona. There can never be too many Franciscan Sisters. We look forward to adding your parish to our list of places we call home.