Sister Janice Wiechmann

JaniceWiechmann_StoryThe eldest of 11 children, Sister Janice Wiechman grew up on a farm near St. Rosa, Minn. She has been involved in Hispanic ministry since 1981, which has taken her to Venezuela, Chicago and now Mexico. She was one of four Franciscan Sisters who started the mission in San Rafael, Mexico, in 2003. In 2011 she moved to Monterrey and presently lives with Sisters Mary and Ange. She’s involved in visiting and bringing communion to homebound people in a very poor section of Monterey. She also tutors children at a neighborhood education center. With sisters of other religious communities and the Vocations Office in Monterrey, she enjoys companioning young women in their vocational discernment.  

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Past Ministries 

  • Secretary/Treasurer of Las Hermanas Franciscanas Asociacion Civil at Diocese of Linares (San Rafael), Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Hospitality at Clare's Well, Annandale, Minn.
  • Community Building & Ministry in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Current Ministry

  • Lay Leadership Training, San Rafael, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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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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