Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

1990 - 2000

Jan 25, 1990
For the first time in India, three Sisters profess perpetual vows in Pithora.

Mar 09, 1990
General Leadership in Germany receives the first telefax message from Japan.

Apr 17, 1990
The first Sisters of our Congregation move into St. Claire House, 7 Herrenstrasse in Telgte, the former residence of Fr. Christoph Bernsmeyer.

Sep 26, 1990
All the Sisters of our Congregation receive the "International Sign".

Oct 18, 1990
Opening ceremony for the Novitiate and Study Centre in Purena, India.

Jun 27, 1992
We bid farewell to our Sisters in Leeuwarden - Netherlands. Three Sisters remain there and move into a downtown apartment

Jul 02, 1993
The Jubilee Year in celebration of the founding of our Congregation on July 7th 1844 opens with solemn Vespers at the General Motherhouse.

Feb 02, 1994
India is given the status of a Region and elects a Regional leadership.

Sep 14, 1994
Sister Mary Ann Minor ( USA ) is elected as the Superior General of our International Congregation. She is the first non-German Sister to be elected as General.

Jun 02, 1996
Novitiate convent moves from Münster to Telgte.

Feb 02, 1998
First Regional Chapter held in India. Sr. M. Rosily is the first Indian Sister to be elected Regional Superior.

May 19, 1998
Ground breaking ceremony for the new Motherhouse building in Münster.

May 23, 1998
Polish Province celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Feb 02, 1999
25th jubilee celebration of our mission to India.

The American Province sends two Sisters to Tanzania, Africa.

Jan 01, 2000
Start into the third millennium

Number of Sisters in our International Congregation:

  • Germany: 996 Sisters
  • Poland: 174 Sisters
  • America: 202 Sisters
  • Japan: 63 Sisters
  • Taiwan: 2 Sisters
  • India: 88 Sisters

February 5, 2000
75th Anniversary of Foundation of China Mission.

March 16, 2000
Blessing of new Motherhouse building in Münster.

September 14, 2000
The 17th General Chapter elects Sister Mary Ann Minor to a second term as General Superior.

November 3-5, 2000
125th Jubilee of the foundation of the American Province

December 5, 2000
Establishment of San Damiano Mission in Kemond, Tanzania