Franciscan Spirituality - The Crib, The Cross, and The Holy Eucharist

Pierced In His Heart


Francis Cross

A great love for the Incarnation of Jesus and His Passion burned deeply within the heart of St. Francis.  Paired with his fiery desire for the Eucharist and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass it is not hard to see how he began to set the 12th Century on it's head. Soon, many began to desire to follow in his way and the Franciscan family was born.  It is within this Franciscan tradition that we live, supporting the Church and following the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Mother M. Anselma and the first sisters felt themselves connected to the poor Christ and could relate to him in the suffering of the poor. It is through the daily Eucharist that they were able to start the beginnings of the Thuine mission, and what would later become our congregation.


Touched by the love of Christ Crucified and inspired by the joyful witness of St. Francis of Assisi, Mother M. Anselma adopted the Rule of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, and therefore, joyful simplicity marks the lives of her spiritual daughters.

"Behold, each day He humbles Himself

as when He came from the royal throne (Wis 18:15; Phil 2:8)

into the Virgin's womb;

each day He Himself comes to us,

appearing humbly;

each day He comes down from the bosom of the Father (Jn 1:18)

upon the altar in the hands of a priest."

-St. Francis of Assisi