Be a Spark of Franciscan Peace for an Intercultural World
Exciting Solar Panel Progress
We’re excited that the installation of more than 1,000 solar panels on the rooftop of Sacred Heart, our continuum of care residence, is nearly complete! It’s one of the largest institutional rooftop solar installations in the City of Milwaukee. The 375 kW system will offset more than 12% of the electricity consumed at Sacred Heart, and save our congregation tens of thousands of dollars in annual operation costs.
But we won’t just be saving money. The system will also save 15.9 million pounds of carbon dioxide, 6 million trees, 193 million gallons of water, and over 300,000 pounds of greenhouse gases.
We’re also making a difference in the local economy because participants in the Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps are assisting Arch Electric with the installation of the panels. This Southeast Wisconsin-based service organization helps disadvantaged teens and young adults develop job skills. We’re delighted that we could give them on-the-job experience with this exciting initiative.
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The School Sisters of St. Francis live the Good News of Jesus and witness to the presence of God as we enter into the lives and needs of people around the world, especially those who are poor. We strive to be a source of new life, new meaning and new hope. Our Vision is a world transformed through peace, justice and love.
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Global Impact Around the World
- United States
- Latin America
The School Sisters of St. Francis meet the needs of the times in the United States through their varied ministries.
Today our sisters of the Latin American Region serve in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru.
Today our sisters of the European Province serve in Germany and Switzerland.
In India, the School Sisters of St. Francis have served those in need since the 1930s. In October 2015, the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Assisi Province in southern India launched a new mission to Tanzania.