Felician Sisters of North America, a joyful international community of vowed women religious, live contemplative-active lives of service. After arriving in North America in 1874, they ministered to immigrant and indigenous families. As hundreds of young women joined the congregation, they built convents and founded ministries across the continent.
On November 21, 2009, the Felician Sisters celebrated the 154th anniversary of their founding by Blessed Mary Angela and marked the beginning of a new chapter, as the eight former provinces in North America (Buffalo, NY; Coraopolis, PA; Chicago, IL; Enfield, CT; Livonia, MI; Lodi, NJ; Mississauga, ON; and Rio Rancho, NM) united into one: Our Lady of Hope Province.
Sisters continue to live in community in small houses, apartments and the following main convents, listed in the order they were founded: