Spotlight on Associates

Maria Torres

In 1998, Maria Torres met School Sister Maureen Jerkowski, who was director of Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza. This introduction set Maria’s life on a new path.

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Pamela Sondag

Pamela Sondag

Pamela Sondag says that she has been connected with the School Sisters of St. Francis since she was four years old.

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Barbara and James Rayford

“James and Barbara raised an outstanding Catholic family. They exhibit Franciscan values caring and serving others. They are both very active in their parish.”

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Rosaura Solano

In 2008, Rosaura decided she wanted to be “part of the family by becoming an associate.”

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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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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