Meet Sister Jean Schwieters

Jean_Schwieters_Jubilee_StorySister Jean Schwieters reflection on Francis's The Canticle of the Creatures.
Having read, prayed and sung this canticle over many years, I have come to believe that it is a mystical ballad. It gives expression to a very personal and intimate relationship experienced by Francis with each of the creatures mentioned, It's as if Francis is speaking directly to each creature while at the same time acknowledging the One Who fashioned them. The words chosen to describe each creature are filled with such deep emotion that one can hardly ignore the depth of connection. For this reason, each reading reveals something new.


Past Ministries

  • Formation Minister/Temporary Professed Director at Franciscan Sisters, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Assistant Minister at Franciscan Sisters, Little Falls, Minn.
  • Liturgist at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls, Minn.

Current Ministry

  • Retired at 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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