Sr. Alicia Torres Job Supervisor for the Ladies"s Area 3808 W. Iowa St. Chicago, IL 60651-3708

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Archdiocese of Chicago


The Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago are a Catholic spiritual neighborhood, with branches for females and also males that offer and also live in Chicago's West Humboldt Park community. Adhering to Christ in the steps of Saint Francis, our life focuses upon our partnership with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, consisting of Daily Mass as well as Eucharistic Love. Out of our life of petition as well as area circulation our apostolates: Solution to the Poor, Evangelization and also Training. In 2005, Fr. Bob Lombardo C.F.R., pertained to Chicago at the invite of His Renown Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., to begin a goal to offer the inadequate, as well as to evangelize and also preserve a Catholic existence in among Chicago's poorest communities. The website selected was Our Woman of the Angels, recognized for the heartbreaking college fire which asserted the lives of 92 kids and also 3 Sis of Charity of the Fortunate Virgin Mary on December 1, 1958. When Fr. Bob started the Goal, numerous young people were brought in to find offer at Our Woman of the Angels. Amongst them were ladies as well as males thinking about Franciscan spiritual life. In August 2009, at the demand of Fr. Bob, Cardinal George accepted a live-in discernment area. Under Fr. Bob's instructions, this neighborhood grew. It was clear that the Lord was motivating a brand-new Franciscan neighborhood in Chicago to offer the inadequate, execute the job of evangelization and also training, as well as have actually a life fixated the Actual Existence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. The area would certainly additionally be witnesses to the complementarity of ladies and also guys (influenced by the Faith of the Body by St. John Paul II) by a solid dedication to the siblings as well as friars interacting. With a mandate on September 1, 2010, Cardinal George canonically developed the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago, with Fr. Bob Lombardo as the Creator and also Guardian (Superior). On September 11, 2020, Fr. Bob rose to the Episcopacy by Pope Francis. Diocesan Bob remains to function as the Guardian of the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago along with his duties as an Accessory Diocesan of Chicago. The neighborhood has actually remained to expand in numbers for many years, as well as our outreaches to offer the bad, teach as well as instruct the Scripture, which go to the heart of our charism, have actually been extremely honored. On a monthly basis, 1,000 households are helped with food as well as various other fundamental demands, thousands of young people as well as elders are sustained via programs to aid them prosper, consisting of after college programs, Holy bible camps, and also elderly teams. The Confidence is announced to countless Catholics throughout the Chicagoland location as well as past with Church Missions, Verification hideaways, church talks, college gos to and also training religious beliefs in inadequate Catholic institutions. As the area expands, our apostolate will certainly expand to develop to continuous Eucharistic Love as well as training faith in a lot more inadequate Catholic institutions as well as churches. Presently the siblings show religious beliefs in 3 inadequate urban Catholic colleges.


Conclusion of university (undergraduate) level, great physical and also psychological wellness, proper maturation for the life as well as apostolate, tourist attraction to St. Francis of Assisi and also solution to the inadequate, integrity to Christ and also the Church.


Postulancy: 6 months-1 yearNovitiate: 2 yearsTemporary Pledges: 3-5 years. Development is all natural, collaborating with each brand-new participant to aid them expand directly, mentally and also communally, detailed, handling the brand-new identification as a consecrated spiritual bro or sibling complying with Christ in the steps of St. Francis.Formation consists of: - Spiritual: assistances for development in one's life of petition consisting of courses as well as spiritual instructions, discovering to establish time apart for individual petition, ending up being familiar with the public petition life, intro to as well as recurring cultivating of understanding of Franciscan Spirituality and also the prizes of the Catholic Confidence, particularly the Eucharist - Human being: consisting of conferences with the development supervisor and also neighborhood conferences, discovering exactly how to live virtuously with others in area, permitting ideal time for workout and also individual development, creating divine & healthy and balanced borders in the neighborhood as well as past - Pundit: consisting of courses on spiritual life, Franciscan Background as well as Spirituality, and also graduate researches in Faith - Pastoral: intro to and also combination (with time) right into the apostolate of the area, growth of identification as a "public individual" standing for the spiritual community/the Church, establishing healthy and balanced & divine limits in the apostolate.