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About the Felician Sisters

Maryville Retreat Center is sponsored and managed by the Felician Sisters of North America, a joy-filled congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their Foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saint Francis of Assisi.

As a Franciscan community, the Felician Sisters are consecrated to God through the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience. Devoted to the Blessed Mother and centered in the Eucharist, the Sisters are a contemplative-active community - their prayer life nurtures, energizes, and guides them to actively serve the needs of all God’s people in an array of diverse and far-reaching ministries.

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