Twinning Relationships

“One of God’s greatest gifts is the universal character of the Church,
blessing and calling us to live in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in faith.”

Called to Global Solidarity: International Challenges for U.S. Parishes, National Conference of Catholic Bishops/
United States Catholic Conference November 12, 1997


Twinning Relationships

A “twinning” or “sister parish” relationship is a formal connection between two faith communities. This partnership allows for a mutual exchange of faith and gifts between a local parish, school, or institution, and a faith community abroad.

Twinning relationships are a way to expand stewardship beyond the walls of the church, create partnerships in prayer, and share our unique voices, cultures, identities and gifts.

Today, there are still many School Sister of St. Francis missions in India and Latin America that would greatly benefit from a twinning relationship. We invite your parish to consider twinning as your contribution to peace, justice and love in this diverse world.

For more information, please contact:
Special Appeals Ministry • School Sisters of St. Francis • International Office of Development
1501 S. Layton Blvd. • Milwaukee, WI 53215  • (414) 384-3334

2012 Sponsorship Program

Building Lasting Connections

By facilitating twinning relationships, the School Sister of St. Francis work to empower others to share in our mission. Though there are no longer sisters living in Taulabe, Honduras, St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Parish of West Bend, WI maintains a thriving relationship with this community thanks to their own community members. Pictured here are 59 Honduran students who receive educational scholarships from parishioners at St. Mary’s.