3424 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010

Mission Cooperative Plan Appeals 2020


A Short History of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Bernadette, Tanzania

The Congregation: The Late Bishop Alfred Lanctot -W. F (White Fathers) today, Missionaries of Africa from Canada founded the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of St. Bernadette in 1958 in Tanzania, East Africa. The Congregation works in the steps of the founder, which is to preach the Good News to all people mostly in Tanzania and in the USA by teaching and doing different activities. Currently, the congregation has 220 professed members. 

The Spirit and Charisma: We live the Franciscan spirit by loving and accepting all God’s people as gifts. We are close to people and participate according to the sign of time by rendering pastoral and social services especially in taking care of the orphans, the sick in hospitals, HIV/ADIS victims, refugees, women groups, children formation, youth, caring for disabled, lepers, widows, widowers and teaching in schools. 

Mission Appeal:  One of the greatest challenges facing our community is lack of funds for the construction one dining room for the underprivileged children whom we serve at St. Bonaventure English Medium School. The good news that with the help of generous people like you, the community has been able to construct six classrooms, administration block, one dormitory for the girls and boys. Our children are still using the temporal dining room. We believe that this effort and your support will empower the children by giving them good education so that they will able to carry on their own lives in the future. We thank you in advance for your anticipated generosity which will be very highly appreciated.

To support the Franciscan Sisters of St. Bernadette, please click on the button below to donate and either select your parish in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and/or type Group 1343 in the memo box. God bless!

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