We are so proud of Sr. Jess! May God bless and keep her as she continues to follow Jesus all the days of her life. Listen to Sr. Jess’ radio interview here! And enjoy the ZENIT article here.

Congratulations Sr. Jess! She professed final vows on Sunday September 8th. May God bless her and keep her as she continues to follow Jesus all the days of her life.

Thanks to our friend Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic for the great photo shoot–story forthcoming from St. Anthony Messenger Press … (8/15/19)

Our Urban Garden is yielding an abundant harvest–we are sharing produce with our neighbors at our OLA Food Pantry! (8/20/19)


Check out the trailer for the new film on Fr. Bob and the Mission! Thanks to all our friends at ODB Films for including us in this new, powerful project that will be a great resource for Evangelization.

Summer is in full swing on the West Side! We just finished our two week Bible Camp program. Thanks to all our friends from Michigan, Ohio, Iowa and beyond who came to help us help the children know and love Jesus.

Be sure to check our blog for new posts and more pictures.


The Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago are a Catholic religious community living and serving in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood. Our life centers upon our relationship with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Out of our life of prayer flow our apostolates–Eucharistic Adoration, service to the poor, Evangelization and teaching. We believe that if you can’t see Jesus in the Eucharist, you can’t see Him in the poor. Come join us as we work to serve our brothers and sisters in need!

“Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves, that He who gives Himself totally to you, may receive you totally!”

~ St. Francis of Assisi

Learn more about our apostolates at www.MissionOLA.com