According to institutions like the Pew Research Center, the number of women choosing to become sisters and nuns has steadily fallen since the 1960s. Statistics also show Christian church membership in general has steadily fallen the last 20 years. But in Livonia, MI Felician Sisters in particular have had a massive impact on the community. Madonna University, Angela Hospice Home Care, St. Mary Mercy Hospital and the now-closed Ladywood High School are just some examples of Felician-sponsored services in the city. Read the Hometown Life story here.
Serving where needed since 1874
Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.