St. Clare Convent 2014

Franciscans devoted to the Sacred Heart

Our Mother M. Anselma was animated by the love of Christ.  Called to follow St. Francis of Assisi, she recognized her smallness before the Lord and rejoiced in His humility in becoming man for each of us.  She sought to seek His face, the face of the Poor One, the Crucified One, the Pierced Bridegroom, in all that she did.    

Mother was characterized by her firm resolve to be a holocaust before the Lord, and desired to follow Him by living a simple, joyful life.  She knew that only by gazing upon the Pierced Heart of her Savior could her own heart be transformed to be fully united to His. We, her daughters, try to follow the example that Mother set for us all. Simple, humble, joyful sisters.


"Do not lose courage even if your worries seem difficult.  Flee in such moments to the Sacred Heart. 

There you will always be consoled."  - Mother M. Anselma, foundress

Mother M. Mediatrix Installed as Provincial Superior on March 25, 2020

MMM and Council

Mother M. Mediatrix Bexten, FSGM was installed as the Provincial Superior of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, Province St. Elizabeth for a six year term following the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, March 25, 2020. Mother is pictured in the center with her council members (from left:) Sr. M. Kateri Hawley, Sr. M. Mikela Meidl, Sr. M. Elise Mierendorf (Vicaress), and Sr. M. Angelica Neumann. We are grateful to God for his continued faithfulness and for the movement of the Holy Spirit during this time of transition.

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The joy of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in Alton