Our Global Impact
The School Sisters of St. Francis share a common, worldwide focus on giving, healing, and defending life. Through a wide range of ministries, we join hands in partnership with our associates, benefactors, and friends to serve the needs of those who suffer from inequality, poverty, and hunger around the world.
Community Welcomes New Associates
On Sunday, September 17, the School Sisters of St. Francis welcomed Stacey Gonzalez and Marianne Lara as new associates during Mass in St. Joseph Chapel. The community also accepted the renewal commitments of six associates, and conferred lifetime partnership to Marie Abel, who has been an associate since 1993. The liturgy was followed by a festive reception with hors d’oeuvres in St. Joseph Hall.
For the past year, the prospective associates and their contact persons have gathered monthly to share their charism and spirituality and learn more about the history of the School Sisters of St. Francis and Associate Relationship. They are looking forward to meeting more sisters and associates in the months ahead.
The sisters also welcome Alice Hatzenbeller, who will become a new associate later this year, and celebrate our partnership with these associates who are renewing their Associate Relationship this year: Chris Ehrgott, Patricia Essmann, Kathleen Flanagan, Eleanor Fleming, Teresa Gatto, Clara Isom, Lydia J. Johnson, Margie Kidder, Lynn Ann Lasnicka, Linda Leonard, Georgiann McKenna, Barbara Patrick, Janice Petrucci, Ken Reno, Jude Schubert, Pam Sondag, and Mary Ann Wiznerowicz.
If you would like to learn more about Associate Relationship with the School Sisters of St. Francis, please visit our webpage.
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Since the School Sisters of St. Francis opened the doors of St. Joseph Chapel more than a century ago, this Milwaukee landmark has been dedicated to the permanent service of God. Our sacred space has nourished the lives of thousands of religious women who have prayed here daily, and today we welcome you to join us for religious services, private devotion, tours, and concerts.
Lay associates share the School Sisters of St. Francis’ commitment to spiritual growth, gospel values, and social impact.
We remember our sisters who have died since March 2020, when our funerals could no longer be open to the public.
As we celebrate our past, we ask that you prayerfully consider a donation in honor of the sisters and their 150 years of selfless service.
Help our Mission
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.
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.