"In beautiful things, Francis saw Beauty itself and through God's vestiges imprinted on creation Francis followed his Beloved everywhere."

-Saint Bonaventure


Contemplation and Prayer

Franciscan prayer is contemplative. As one of the core Franciscan values, contemplation means opening one's heart and mind to the presence and gift of God directly and in all creation. In turn, our being body, mind and soul—gives thanks and praise to our loving, good and beautiful God.

Franciscans engage in a daily practice of personal and communal prayer and celebration of the Eucharist. A spirit of contemplation influences all that we do and all that we are. For opportunities to join us in contemplation and prayer visit our Spiritual Journey page.

In addition you may enjoy visiting our Motherhouse chapel and join us there in praying the office and celebrating Eucharist.


Sacred Heart Chapel

ChapelPlease join us for Mass and prayer in Sacred Heart Chapel.

This worship space was built in 1943. A Romanesque influence can be seen in its pillars, rounded arches and the symbolism of the stained glass windows. The architecture—with its miniature angels, tower and raftered ceiling—was influenced by the style of mission chapels erected by a pioneer Franciscan priest in Mexico and California.

Learn more about Sacred Heart Chapel: View Brochure

Join Us for Mass: 

  Monday – Friday at 11:00 am (Mass)

  Saturday at 11:00 am (Communion Service)

  Sunday at 8:30 am (Mass)

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Find Us:

116 8th Avenue SE
Little Falls, Minnesota



(320) 632-2981

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The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota, is a community of Catholic women religious who follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ, walking in the footsteps of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. We believe that the living of a poor, simple and prayerful community life is a ministry of presence and witness. Our doors are open to the public to celebrate Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel and to benefit from the St. Francis Music Center and St. Francis Health & Recreation Center. We welcome those who wish to join us as sisters, associates, volunteers, transfer sisters, friends and donors.


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