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Official calendar offered by Saint Marianne's congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities.
These monthly prayer poems celebrate Mother Marianne’s ministry as well as her love of nature, which brought her great joy during her years at Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii.
May these prayers and reflections also bring you deep joy wherever on earth you find yourself.
Calendar features major Feasts and Saints and Blesseds in the Franciscan First, Second and Third Orders.
Hawaiian Flower Photos by Sister Barbara Jean Wajda, OSF, Honolulu, Hawaii
Tropical Flower Photos by Sister Joanne Gangloff, OSF, Kenya, Africa
Prayer Poems and Additional Fern/Flower Photos by
Sister Fran Gangloff, OSF, Buffalo, N.Y.
A sister of St. Francis for more than 50 years, Sister Fran has taught school at the junior high and college levels. In addition she has served as writer, photographer, and managing editor of the Diocese of Buffalo’s Catholic newspaper, and worked in campus ministry.
Sister Fran has researched and written articles on many topics including world cultures and religions, local history, family history, and Franciscan themes. Currently, she coordinates health insurance for the sisters in Buffalo, N.Y. and ministers at Our Lady of Charity Parish in South Buffalo, N.Y. She enjoys music, reading, photography, and nature hikes.
She also has come to appreciate the life and legacy of St. Marianne.