Peace and Justice

Speaking Out for Peace

Our sisters join with those calling for peace and justice in response to recent events in Wisconsin. For more than half a century, our community has resisted violence and inequality around the world.
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Candles of Love

Candles of Love on Nov. 2:

A Virtual Prayer Service

The Candles of Love liturgy has become a beautiful tradition that the School Sisters of St. Francis hold each autumn, usually on the Feast of All Saints. When our community gathers, St. Joseph Chapel is filled with candlelight as we commemorate our family members and friends, as well as benefactors of our congregation who have died during the past year.

This year, on Monday, November 2, we welcome you to join us for a virtual prayer service from our sacred space of St. Joseph Chapel, where we will share Candles of Love on Facebook Live. Because we are unable to invite guests into our chapel due to COVID-19 precautions, we will stream the service so our friends around the world may watch from wherever they are.

We also invite and encourage you to share with us the names of loved ones for whom you would like us to pray. Our sisters will pray for your intentions that evening and throughout the month of November at Masses and in daily prayers.

Please visit our special Candles of Love web page for complete details and to send us your prayer intentions using the online form.



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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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United States

United States

The School Sisters of St. Francis meet the needs of the times in the United States through their varied ministries.

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Latin America

Latin America

Today our sisters of the Latin American Region serve in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru.

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Today our sisters of the European Province serve in Germany and Switzerland.     

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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.

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