Thank you for visiting the online home of the School Sisters of St. Francis, U.S. Province. Our Pioneer Sisters came to the United States in 1913 to bring education and spirituality to immigrant families. In our 102 years of service, we have served in schools, churches, hospitals and other institutions. And we continue to do so today with our active ministries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, Rome and South Africa.

The Charism of the School Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, rooted in the Franciscan penitential tradition of Gospel living, is intimate union with God in the midst of apostolic service. In the spirit of Franciscan poverty expressed in the simplicity and humble dedication of our communal life, we minister through Christian formation, education, and development of the total person. Responding to the signs of the times and to the needs of the Church we, as faithful servants of the Church, joyfully minister to the poor and otherwise needy.

As our charism mandates, the School Sisters of St. Francis continue to adapt to the needs of the times in our mission to serve the poor and otherwise needy -- whether it be in education, health care, religous education, social work or community service. You make it happen every day, empowering us to serve God as instruments of his peace. We are blessed by our generous donors and friends who help to make our important ministries possible.

Click to download the Autumn 2014 issue of ECHOES ACROSS THE HORIZONS.

Sisters in the Spotlight

Community congratulates award winners

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Obituary: Sister Virginia Cummings, OSF

April 30, 1926 - July 10, 2015

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Reunion in San Antonio

St. Francis Academy Class of 1965 marks 50th anniversary

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2015 Jubilarians Honored

 A combined 485 years of religious life!

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Obituary: Sister Ann Margaret Bolf, OSF

February 9, 1923 - June 27, 2015

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2015 Spring Festival Ticket Winners

Cash prizes awarded throughout May

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Obituary: Sister M. Magdalene Lovrich, OSF

September 1, 1920 - May 21, 2015

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Obituary: Sister M. Marcia Fidishun, OSF

August 22, 1933 - April 14, 2015

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Year of Consecrated Life Food Drive a Great Success

Food drive kicks off year-long Catholic observance

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2014 Jubilarians Honored

Trio marks milestones in religious life

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SSSF Host International Superiors

Meeting highlights our congregation's diversity

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Sisters Go Green at St. Patrick's Day Parade

Tradition for Catholic Sisters of Western Pennsylvania

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Memorialize Your Time at Mount Assisi with a Brick in the Memorial Garden

Proceeds benefit Marian Hall Home's benevolent care fund

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Sisters Reunite with Alumnae in San Antonio

Reunion, Remembrance Mass bring back SFA memories

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A Century of Service

A year of remembering our past inspires the course for our future.

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