Franciscan Sisters of Christ the King - General Fund

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Please support this traditional order of Franciscan sisters, located in Kansas City, and serviced by priests of the SSPX:

About Us

We are a group of traditional Franciscan teaching sisters founded in 2000 to assist the Society of Saint Pius X in the apostolate of teaching. Our desire is to promote the social kingship of Christ, primarily by helping to restore the teaching sisterhood to its former glory. We wear the full habit and live in community under the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Our prayers include the recitation of Little Office of the Blessed Virgin in common, community vocal prayers, and thirty minutes of meditation daily. Sisters are also required to do spiritual reading for fifteen minutes daily, and we have an additional hour of private prayer and study time added into our schedules. We teach part-time, any grade and any subject to boys and girls. Our Motherhouse and novitiate is in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information, please visit our website.

Our Convent

We live in an 84,000 square foot convent in Southtown, Kansas City. The hill on which the convent rests was once a part of the battle of Westport during the Civil War, and the building itself is considered to be one of Kansas City’s historic gems. Built in 1947, it was Catholic builder J.E. Dunn’s favorite project, and stands as a monument to fine craftsmanship. Above all, it once again houses Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, and from this magnificent structure prayers pour out onto the city, the country, the world. As you might imagine, the building can also act like a grumpy old lady who demands a great deal of attention. We cannot afford a maintenance man, so we do as much work as we can ourselves. Our singing skills are such that you will probably never hear us making a CD like other, famous sisters from Missouri, but we have learned to turn a wrench and can control building emergencies long enough to make it to the next monthly work day, when a small group of faithful men volunteer their skills. With 84,000 square feet to maintain and restore, much of which had fallen into disrepair when we arrived here seventeen years ago, we have a lot of work to do. But this is where God wants us to be! We feel like we are rebuilding the way St. Francis did with San Damiano. People ask why we did not simply build or purchase a smaller building, but we have found it to be more cost-effective to repair and maintain this larger building (we think will never have to build an addition!)

Our Current Needs

As you might imagine, we have many utility bills and maintenance projects to restore and keep up our convent. Here are two examples of the most pressing projects:

See our Boiler fund page and our Driveway fund page

The Franciscan Sisters can provide information about fundraising and administrative overhead related to your donation upon request. Please send your request to The Franciscan Sisters of Christ the King, 1409 E. Meyer Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64131.