1. St Clare

“Franciscans and healthcare have always been intimately connected. Care of the sick, especially those who are most vulnerable can be considered among the basic charisms of our Franciscan Movement.” 

Franciscan and Healthcare: Our Heritage.  Dominic Monti, OFM. Franciscan and healthcare: Facing the Future: The Franciscan Institute. St. Bonaventure University 2001. P. 3

Many of our Missionary Franciscan Sisters continue this ministry to the sick and vulnerable.





In keeping with our Franciscan tradition and the MFIC commitment to care for the poor and vulnerable, our sisters in Papua New Guinea continue to minister to the sick. 

Sr. Clara Vaula works at the clinic at Kunjingini Wasara.  In her ministry Sr. Clara uses her skills as a nurse and shares her appreciation for the dignity of every human person. Her Franciscan heart, her smile and sense of humor bring added comfort to her patients.


Sr. Lorna Kowa serves as the Secretary of Health for Diocese of Aitape, PNG.  She has many years of experience in healthcare and her calm presence among the healthcare providers in the Diocese enables them to provide the best possible care to their patients.

4.Lorna Kowa

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