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.

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Waving together a new heart for intercultural life and mission

Weaving together a new heart for intercultural life and mission

The Accumulation of Acts


Live Performances Daily at Alfons Gallery

In “The Accumulation of Acts,” their new Alfons Gallery installation of moving sculpture, local performers Andrea and Daniel Burkholder use live action, video, theatrical sets, and interactive technology to explore the city’s people, places and history, and the impact of change.

Andrea and David will be performing live each day during the gallery’s regular hours of 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The performances are continuous, so visitors are welcome to enter the space and take a seat at any time, and may stay as long as they wish.

Andrea is a choreographer, performer, and teacher. For more than a decade she directed and performed with the acclaimed Arachne Aerial Arts in Washington, D.C. Daniel is a choreographer, improviser, performer, teacher, and lighting designer and is currently Assistant Professor of Dance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Admission is free and small groups are welcome. To arrange a group visit or for more information, please contact Alfons Gallery Director Valerie Christell at 414-385-5273 or

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  • You will know your vocation by the joy that it brings you. (Dorothy Day)
  • The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers, but most of all the world needs dreamers who do. (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
  • Our gratitude and love for God shows itself in action for the betterment of the world. (Brian Lehame, SJ)

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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
  • Europe
  • India
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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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