Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls Minnesota

A nonprofit organization

$58,401 raised by 171 donors

87% complete

$67,000 Goal

Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota . . . living the Gospel courageously with energy, spirit, peace!


The Franciscan Sisters are a community of women religious whose members are called to live the Gospel joyfully and to reverence the earth and all of God’s creation. We are excited for this year’s Give to the Max appeal. We’re happy to report we have $33,500 in matching funds—inspiring us to set our Give to the Max fundraising goal at $67,000. These matching funds are made possible by 12 generous donors. Thank you!


All funds raised on November 17 support our Franciscan ministries. We have sisters addressing the needs of immigrants along the border, teaching ESL, preparing adults for their GED exams and serving the homeless population in San Francisco. The sisters’ work advocating for social justice, rights for people on the margins and care of the earth is ongoing.


Extending the Franciscan values out into the world is part of the sisters’ core mission. We are committed to a life of prayer, simple living, and service to those in need. We are dedicated to promoting human rights, building community wherever we live, and healing the sources of Mother Earth's wounds. 


In Mexico, the Franciscan Sisters lead a vibrant mission in the rural Parish of San Rafael that provides pastoral care, trains missionaries and assists girls in getting a high school education. Sisters nurture adults and children in their faith formation and seek intentional ways to be a Franciscan presence in the lives of young people. In 2022, we expanded the mission to Saltillo, a large city about an hour from San Rafael. In Saltillo, the sisters offer housing and other services for college students with a goal to help young women succeed in higher education while living in a Franciscan community. Donations through GTTM support the Mexico mission in San Rafael and now Saltillo.    


St. Francis Music Center, a community school serving Little Falls and the surrounding rural areas, provides music lessons and enrichment programs in the performing arts. Over 250 students take lessons each week at the Music Center. Generous financial aid ensures opportunity for all who wish to participate. Your Give to the Max donation allows the Franciscan Sisters to offer a rich music and performing arts curriculum—keeping the arts alive in rural central Minnesota!


St. Francis Health and Wellness Center is a full-service health and fitness center offering a heated swimming pool, gymnasium, racquetball court, weight room, circuit training, cardio-exercise equipment, yoga, personal training and massage services. A variety of fitness classes are offered for all ages and abilities. The heated swimming pool remains the most popular and valuable asset, especially for senior citizens in our community. Your support helps Health and Wellness remain open for the health benefits of the sisters and the public.  

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Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls Minnesota

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116 8th Avenue SE
Little Falls, MN 56345-3539



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