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Sisters of St. Francis welcome hundreds on Sunday

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)--The Sisters of St. Francis opened their doors to more than 300-hundred visitors on Sunday.  The event was an opportunity for community members to tour Assisi Heights on the 60th anniversary of laying the cornerstone.

For the many visitors who often pass by the iconic buildings, exploring the rooms filled with Sisters and examples of their individual ministries helped them gain a greater insight to the Sister's daily routines. 

"It was pretty rewarding actually," said John Crane of Rochester.  "It was amazing to talk to some of the people to find out there passion and what they're doing in their life to help people and things like that."

From nurses, to writers, naturalists, musicians, gardeners, artists and many more, the Sisters of St. Francis in Rochester give back to the community and abroad in many ways.  More than 100-Sisters live at Assisi Heights and they work in various ministries including education; fine arts, health care, prayer and spiritual guidance.

"Within these buildings are wonderful women with our doors open. You can come and pray, but also you can come and be part of ministry within," said Sister Joanne Loecher.  "We are continuing to always connect with other people and to share our gifts, but also their gifts with us. Together we are helping within the world and within the church."

According to the Sisters, regular tours are scheduled Mondays and Saturdays at 2:00 PM.  To learn more about the upcoming events at Assisi Heights you can visit their website.

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