Meet Sister Elise Saggau


 Vatican II introduced radical changes to our way of life during my years as a Franciscan Sister. From liturgical reforms to supporting significant changes in human self-understanding and social structures, the Council set in motion a more meaningful way of being Church today. I am especially grateful for the developments in understanding the Franciscan spiritual tradition and what a gift it is both to the Church and to the world.

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Past Ministries

  • Teacher at Spiritan Missionary Seminary, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Editor of "The Cord" & Asst. Director of Publications at St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, N.Y.

Current Ministry

  • Historian, writer at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls, Minn.

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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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