We are teachers, principals, librarians, pastoral associates, directors of religious education, administrators of personal care homes, social ministers, senior-citizen companions, nurses, liturgists, and diocesan directors of education and formation ... to name just a few of our ministries.
In addition to the United States, the School Sisters of St. Francis can be found in South Africa, Chile, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Slovakia.
In the United States Province, we support the following main ministries:
Marian Hall Home
Marian Hall Personal Care Home in Pittsburgh, Pa. offers personal care community that provides residents with the quality care they need to remain as independent as possible. Private rooms, beautiful grounds, and many opportunities for scheduled and unscheduled social activities – all offered in keeping with our Catholic heritage – make Marian Hall an excellent place to live.
Mount Assisi Academy Preschool
Since 1980, Mount Assisi Academy Preschool has been providing kindergarten-readiness for children 3 to 5 years of age in the Pittsburgh area, while promoting Christian values based on Catholic philosophy and Franciscan ideals. The preschool creates create a warm, loving, and caring atmosphere in which each child is given the opportunity to experience social, physical and academic growth.
St. Francis Center for Renewal
Located on more than 50 acres of natural beauty in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, St. Francis Center for Renewal is built on our tradition of ongoing conversion of heart through prayer, reflection, liturgical celebration and contemplation. A robust program of day, evening and weekend retreats and programs are offered year-round.
Franciscan Resource Center
Founded by our sisters in San Angelo, Texas, the Franciscan Resource Center offers a place to learn, experience and live in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.
The Monocacy Farm Project
Situated on 53 acres of rolling lawns and virgin woods in Bethlehem, Pa., the 10-acre Monocacy Farm is owned and managed by our sisters as an organic and natural agriculture demonstration and production farm. The project includes a CSA farm-share program, community gardens, educational programs for children and adults, and a community service production farm dedicated to the support of low-income families, soup kitchens and homeless shelters.
We are also involved in classroom education and administration, religious education and pastoral ministries in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas.