Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George

Making the merciful love of Christ visible


Veni Si Amas ~ Come if you love Pope Benedict XVI with our Sisters at the Nunciature in Washington, DC

The monstrance in our Adoration chapel says, "Veni Si Amas." This Latin phrase means, "Come if you love." Jesus invites each of us to follow him more closely - to open ourselves to receiving His love and to give His love to others.

Throughout the year, many young women come in contact with our Religious Community. Many are actively searching out God’s will, listening to His call in their lives. 

Would you like to do the same?  If you are interested in knowing more about our Community, we invite you to complete the Vocational Inquiry.

"If we let Christ into our lives,

we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. 

I say to you, dear young people:

Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. 

When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. 

Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you will find true life."

 ~  Pope Benedict XVI, April 24, 2005


We joyfully welcome into our Community those who have the following qualifications:

1.  Between the ages of 18 and 30 (exceptions can be made) 

2.  In good physical, mental, and moral health 

3.  Appropriate personal maturity

Prayer for Vocations for the Month of December

Father in heaven, we give You thanks for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to be our Lord, Savior, and High Priest.

We believe that, in the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus won for us the gift of eternal life by His Sacrifice on the Cross.

We believe that Jesus renews this Sacrifice in the Holy Eucharist, through the ministry of priests.

Father, we earnestly beseech You to raise up holy priests and religious in Your Church.  Grant young men and women the strength to accept generously the call to the priesthood and the religious life.  May they joyfully give their lives so that all Your people can receive Your Holy Word and Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist, the great gift of the Body and Blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, Savior and High Priest, in Whose Name we make our prayer.  Amen.  (Justin Cardinal Rigali)