Catholic Health Care - Smiling Sister Rooted in the teachings of Christ and the example of St. Francis of Assisi, The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis have a rich tradition of serving the poor, the sick and the vulnerable.

Memorable Last Words

Before her passing, Mother M. Frances Krasse spoke these last words of instruction to her Sisters: "Dear Sisters, keep yourself in strict accord with the rules and statutes. Live in meekness and obedience. Nurse the sick with the greatest care and love; then will God's blessing be with you."  With those words, the First Mother Superior crafted The Sisters' Mission which lives today through the service of all OSF HealthCare employees.

A Community of Caregivers

Addressing fears, meeting needs, supporting patients and their families, inspiring others to care. Through their everyday acts, members of our OSF Community of Caregivers live our Mission, serving with the greatest care and love in a community that celebrates God's great Gift of Life.

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