Assisi Special School

Brighter Futures

At Assisi Special School, our sisters in Bangalore, India, welcome students who have intellectual, cognitive, and physical challenges and help them reach their God-given potential.

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Weaving together a new heart for intercultural life and mission

Associate Relationship

Lay Associates Share Their Gifts

with Franciscan Joy


Looking for a way to find deeper meaning in your everyday life and work? Are you searching for companions on your spiritual journey and drawn to a Franciscan way of life? Would you like to share your talents with a larger community whose mission and values match your own, so that your gifts will have a greater impact on the world?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, prayerfully consider becoming a lay associate of the School Sisters of St. Francis! Associates are adult lay women and men who come from all walks of life and cultures. We hunger for a deeper spirituality and relationship with God. We are inspired by the ideals of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi and identify with the mission and values of the School Sisters of St. Francis.

We invite you to find joy in giving of yourself to further Christ’s mission in the world. Click here to learn more about Associate Relationship with the School Sisters of St. Francis, including contact information and application details.


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Tau Volunteers

Become a Tau Volunteer

Tau Volunteers unite with the School Sisters of St. Francis in serving our brothers and sisters who live in unjust situations, at the margins of our society.

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Your continued presence in our ministries – a most ordinary act of love and joy – becomes the extraordinary spirit of Christmas.

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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
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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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