Spotlight on Associates

Ruth Furfaro

Ruth Furfaro

Although Ruth has been an associate for just a short time, it is obvious that her life has been very Franciscan as she continues to minister to the poor.

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Catherine Werts

Catherine Werts

Catherine's dedication to serving others has been an integral part of more than 30 years of sharing in the School Sisters of St. Francis mission.

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Gwen Cashmore

Associate Gwen Cashmore describes her life as a “potted history,” but hearing her story, it is interesting to see how many times she has been re-potted.

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Donna Barth

The Franciscan spirit is alive and thriving in Donna Barth, who has been an associate since 2000 and a Franciscan for more than 60 years.

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Nancy Taylor

“Being an associate has become an integral part of my life. The support and friendships have been life-giving, and participating in the many activities offered to associates and sisters keeps me connected to community.”

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Mary Pat Kerrigan

A former sister, Mary Pat has kept up her connection with our community for over seven decades and invites others, especially young people, to the mission and values of the School Sisters of St. Francis.

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Jan Petrucci

Jan Petrucci

Jan has been an associate since 1995. She has made Francis’s words her own: “Live the Gospel, using words only when necessary.”

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Sue Dieckmann

Associate Sue Dieckmann has said that art was one of the things that she needed to do, and her favorite medium was wood.

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We invite you to make a connection with our community and learn more about what associate relationship could mean for you. Please contact:
Sister Rosemary Reier, Co-Director of Associate Relationship at (414) 385-5270 • rreier@sssf.org
or Bev Oliveri, Co-Director of Associate Relationship at (630) 416-3060 • boliveri@sssf.org