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 more than 100 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.

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Obituary: Sister M. Marcia Fidishun, OSF

August 22, 1933 - April 14, 2015

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2015 Spring Festival Promises Food, Fun

Spend Sunday, April 26 with the Sisters!

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November Food Drive a Great Success

Food drive kicked off Year of Consecrated Life

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Renewal Center Offers Cookbooks for Year-Round Gifting

New designs available for 2015.

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Marian Hall Soup Sale Takes Bite Out of Winter Chill

Savor three delicious flavors each week in ongoing fundraiser.

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Obituary: Sister Anna Mae Kuzma, OSF

January 8, 1931 - October 13, 2014

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2014 Jubilarians Honored

Trio marks milestones in religious life

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Obituary: Sister M. Mercedes Benko, OSF

April 19, 1930 - June 10, 2014

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Mount Assisi a Scheduled Stop Along Fall Convent Crawl Route

Young women interested in religious life to visit with our sisters

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Spring Festival Ticket Winners

Cash prizes awarded throughout May

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SSSF Host International Superiors

Meeting highlights our congregation's diversity

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Here Ye, Here Ye!: Proclamations Mark Notable Achievements

Sisters receive community and individual honors

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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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Obituary: Sister M. Lawrence Waxman, OSF

February 1, 1925 - April 3, 2014

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Obituary: Sister M. Roberta Ann Voytek, OSF

October 1, 1922 - March 3, 2014

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Obituary: Sister M. Doloretta Zugell, OSF

December 8, 1923 - January 16, 2014

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Sisters Reunite with Alumnae in San Antonio

Reunion, Remembrance Mass bring back SFA memories

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Our Sisters in the Spotlight

Noteworthy happenings throughout the province

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A Century of Service

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

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