Congregation of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother
Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Assisi
Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother US/Caribbean Province - 815 South Westhaven Drive, Suite 100 - Oshkosh, WI 54904
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The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother share hope through teaching, helping and healing. We are skilled teachers, compassionate caregivers, attentive counselors, caring friends and gentle companions to those in need--the sick, the poor, the young, the old and those in crisis.
Inspired by our Foundress Mother Frances Streitel, we live simply, give generously, and have a deep respect and loving concern for all creation. Through prayer and work, we bring fuller life to others.
Thanks to the kindness and self-sacrifice of Mother Frances, who founded our Congregation in Rome in 1883, and the numerous Sisters who have followed in her footsteps, many people have had the opportunity to have a better life, and to live in accordance with the Word of God.
Learn more about the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother and our 125+-year tradition of bringing fuller life to others on our Web sites:
SSM Sisters in Oshkosh, WI, 2011
The SSM Charism:
Through a dedicated life of apostolic service,
vitalized by a contemplative spirit,
we care for those in need, especially the poor,
and in our own poverty, seek the Lord above all.
The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother
participate in the mission of Jesus to bring
fuller life to others by revealing the
love of God for all, especially the poor.
Meaning of the Congregational Logo
Circle drawing/spiral: Breath of God's Spirit (Ruah) surrounding everything in its action of Creating and Redeeming, as an inexhaustible source of new life.
Crucifix and Tau: The suffering world, redeemed by Christ and healed by the life-giving grace of the Spirit of the Risen Christ.
Standing Near the Cross, "humble discipleship" Mary, Mother of God and the Church, deeply involved in the plan of salvation.