“We cannot create harmony alone. A community creates harmony together and such harmony creates joy!”
Sr. Judith Kubicki, Provincial Minister
The Felician Sisters of North America are part of a joyful international community of vowed women religious who lead contemplative-active lives of service.
Watch Why are Felician Sisters so joyful?
Our Foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska — Sophia — was a young woman born into privilege in 19th Century Poland. She witnessed the impact of political unrest in Warsaw — where society’s most vulnerable had been abandoned.
Sophia followed God’s will, not society’s rules, to care for women and orphans. Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, she called on her sisters to live as he lived — turning away from worldly comforts to follow God’s call to a joyful life of simplicity, prayer and service.
Since their arrival in North America in 1874, the Felician Sisters continue to joyfully serve those forgotten by society and to expand their ministries to meet the needs of the time.
Who We Are
When and where did the Felician Sisters begin? What does it mean to be contemplative-active? How did one woman inspire thousands to join her? Learn more about our Foundress, community and how we continue to grow.
What We Do
We have founded, sponsor or serve at more than 40 ministries throughout North America and Haiti. We continue to grow as we follow God’s will and directive of Blessed Mary Angela to serve where we are needed.
Is God calling you to do or be more? Learn ways to join us in prayer, as a volunteer, Felician Associate or sister. Learn about upcoming retreats, youth conferences, spiritual programs or discernment weekends. Explore life as a Franciscan and Felician through information and upcoming events.