Water Project - India

Life-giving Water

Villagers in Raisen, India, have access to desperately needed clean water thanks to the borewell project funded by the generous donors of the School Sisters of St. Francis.



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Expressing the Sacred Through Art

There is beauty in all forms of sacred art, but iconography is more than art: Many Orthodox Christians believe icons are a window to God. On Saturday, June 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, in St. Joseph Hall, all are invited to learn about the history of iconography and also about the story surrounding “The Sacred Monogram of Jesus.”

This monogram will also serve as the contemplative work offered that morning: Participants will gold-fill the “I.H.S.” initials of Jesus, using a gold pigment pen, vellum paper, and a composition gold-leafing technique under the direction of professional artist and iconographer Christine Jentz.

Christine is the owner of Lumen Christi Art in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Her work is exemplary and attracts many admirers, especially at religious conferences throughout the Midwest. She was a finalist for the prestigious Apocalypse Prize, a competition for contemporary artists dedicated to creating pieces in the medieval genre.

The workshop registration fee of $45 includes all materials. You’ll go home with an artistic creation that you’ll want to frame and can use as part of your personal prayer life. Please reserve your spot by Thursday, May 30. For information or to reserve your spot, contact doloughlin@sssf.org or 414-385-5272.


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  • Carefully observe what way your heart draws you and then choose that way with all your strength. (Hasidic saying)
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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

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

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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