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Thank you for visiting the online home of the School Sisters of St. Francis, U.S. Province. Our Pioneer Sisters (shown at right) came to the United States in 1913 to bring education and spirituality to immigrant families. In our more than 105 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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Statement on Inhumane Immigration Policies

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Jun 25 2018
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As our country is embroiled in a volatile and heart-wrenching discourse over immigration at our Southern Border, we are reminded of our own origins in this country. When our sisters came to the United States in 1913, it was to provide spiritual guidance and education to immigrant children. Our Catholic faith and Franciscan charism teach us to embrace the stranger and help the needy. This is the work we do in God’s name.

The School Sisters of St. Francis join our fellow religious communities and faith leaders – as well as all who value compassion and human decency – in urging our political leaders to abandon inhumane immigration policies. As women of God, we passionately oppose the separation of immigrant families and the resulting terrorization of children. We support a peaceful and productive path to citizenship for families seeking asylum from the horrors of their own countries.

Last changed: Jun 25 2018 at 9:41 AM


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