Meet Sister Mercita Pip

Mercita PipSister Mercita celebrated her 75th jubilee in 2018 and had this to say: "As I look back on my life, it seems that I have been on a long journey filled with excitement, friends who cared and shared, some successes and some disappointments. It has been a journey which took me from my Austrian home to the United States of America and, by the providence of God, to the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota. I have already spoken about Project HOPE. Its philosophy reflects my own--'people distinguished by giving themselves through performance and achievement who share the common interest of supporting the highest ideals, traditions and purposes.'"
Past Ministries

  • Project HOPE, Cartagena, Colombia, South America
  • Nursing Supervisor, Trinity Hospital, Cudahy, Wis.
  • Receptionist, Franciscan Life Center, Little Falls, Minn.
Current Ministry

  • Retired 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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