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All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements, and talents.
~ Pope Francis - Laudato Si’, #14 ~

Dear Friends, 

Welcome to the sixth week of our focus on the gifts of nature.

This week, as we Listen to the Voice of Creation, we invite you to continue to reflect on the
Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address: Greetings to the Natural World.  Our focus this week is on the gift of the moon and stars.

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Our dear Sister Mary Beth Glueckstein passed away peacefully on Friday, September 30, 2022.  We thank God for her life, the impact she had through her many years in medical ministry as a BSN, MSN, and MA, and the brilliance and compassion she shared with all those with whom she lived and served.

Memory Service followed by the Mass of Christian Burial
The Livestream begins at 1:30pm CT

Please visit for more information and the livestream link

We are happy to announce that the Wheaton Franciscan front desk has reopened.

The administrative entrance (#5) will generally be open 
Monday through Friday from 8:00am to NOON and
from 1:00pm to 4:30pm

The door will be locked from NOON to 1:00pm

We are happy to be reopening our administrative entrance #5. Please know that, as always, we will continue to maintain Covid-19 protocols for the safety of our Sisters, staff, and visitors. Masks are required in all public areas of the building, including the hallways. If you are feeling ill, please postpone your visit.

Visit our website for the latest information.

Thank you for your continued love and support.

October marks One Year of Weavings! From Growing Tomatoes and Quilting for Hospice Patients, to finding Unexpected Surprises throughout nature and Sharing God's Presence with strangers, we hope these reflections have provided insight into the many ways, big and small, God works within the day-to-day. We look forward to another year of spiritual nourishment and encourage you to share your own experiences that have brought you closer to God.

In the second installment of reflections celebrating animals of the Wheaton Franciscans, October is all about feline and bird companions!
Our Lady of the Angels Chapel is open to our
Faith Community on Sundays

Please Remember
  • All participants must be vaccinated
  • All participants must wear a mask for the duration of the Mass.
  • Enter the building through Entrance #7 and exit the same way.
  • All other locations in Our Lady of the Angels remain closed to the public.

Please continue to stay connected with us through this newsletter and Sunday Livestream. Schedule changes are also listed on the Home Page of our website,

Please continue to check our website and this newsletter for updates on the liturgy schedule. If you miss the livestream of the service, you will find it archived on our YouTube Channel. 

Additionally, you can find audio recordings of the Sunday and Holiday homilies on our "Homilies & Reflections" page or by searching Wheaton Franciscans in your preferred podcast player. 

The Well Spirituality Center in La Grange, IL is offering a wide array of Fall Programs this year. Read the Fall 2022 Program Booklet

Oct 20th Program - See No Stranger: Revolutionary Love as the Call of Our Times
  • Featuring best-selling author Valarie Kaur giving a presentation and signing her book, See No Stranger.
  • This presentation can be attended in person or on live-stream
Find out what's new this FALL 2022!

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