La Crosse Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration to discontinue perpetual adoration after 142 years

For nearly a century and a half, for every hour of every day, 24/7, members of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have said prayers in their chapel in La Crosse.

Next month, that will change.

The sisters have announced that after a dozen years of study and reflection, they will begin to cut back their prayer ritual to 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily.
continue at La Crosse Tribune

Watching the death of this once glorious order is tragic and heartbreaking.  Since 1997 the sisters have been assisted by the laity to continue around the clock adoration.  I was at one point a member of that program.  A group of sisters left this order to found the Franciscans of the Eucharist in 1973 and have been on a different trajectory both in theology and growth. 



Terrence Berres said...

Turns out one definition of perpetual is "Occurring repeatedly; so frequent as to seem endless and uninterrupted."

M. Prodigal said...

This chapel is so beautiful; I have seen it. But the sisters are getting elderly and long ago got rid of their habits and so forth. Not sure if they are associated with Viterbo College which I think is noted as no longer being Catholic. When an Order loses their charism, there are few to no vocations. Such as what happened to this once lovely Order.

Shaban said...

Turns out it isnt perptetual after all. Thats a shame.