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Blessed Frances Schervier

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As a child in Germany, Frances Schervier would sneak into her father's factory to give food and clothing to the poor workers there. Her childhood ministry became her adult focus; Frances said she "felt a glowing flame of holy love for my neighbor." With a few friends, she founded the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, dedicated to serving to the poor and suffering. Today, the sisters continue that mission.

Feast Day: December 15

Patronage:
  • Doctors
  • Healing
  • Hospitals
  • Nurses
  • The Poor