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Sisters’ Stories

The Life of a Religious Sister

From the day our six Franciscan Sisters left the life they knew in Calais, France, and arrived in 20th century Louisiana, they were united in a single spiritual purpose: to serve God by caring for the sick and poor. Since 1911, we have held steadfast in our healing ministry, relying on our faith to guide us as we continually adapt to healthcare challenges for over 100 years. Learn about the women in our Congregation today and how we became Sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady.

Sr. Barbara Arceneaux, FMOL Provincial
Sr. Barbara Arceneaux, FMOL Provincial

Sr. Helen Cahill, FMOL
Sr. Helen Cahill, FMOL

Sr. Margarida Vasques, FMOL
Sr. Margarida Vasques, FMOL

Sr. Martha Anne Abshire, FMOL
Sr. Martha Anne Abshire, FMOL

Sr. Rita Katherine Lanie, FMOL
Sr. Rita Katherine Lanie, FMOL

Sr. Lillian Lynch, FMOL
Sr. Lillian Lynch, FMOL

Sr. Betty Lyons, FMOL
Sr. Betty Lyons, FMOL

Sr. Vernola Ann Lyons, FMOL
Sr. Vernola Ann Lyons, FMOL

Sr. Ann Catherine Nguyen, FMOL
Sr. Ann Catherine Nguyen, FMOL

Sr. Penny Prophit, FMOL
Sr. Penny Prophit, FMOL

Sr. Brenda Mary Ronayne, FMOL
Sr. Brendan Mary Ronayne, FMOL

Sr. Eileen Rowe, FMOL
Sr. Eileen Rowe, FMOL

Sr. Mary Ann Seplulvado, FMOL
Sr. Mary Ann Seplulvado, FMOL

Sr. Uyen Vu, FMOL
Sr. Uyen Vu, FMOL