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

 
Nativity Scenes from Around the World

Alfons Gallery at St. Joseph Center proudly presents “Crèche Culture,” our annual exhibition of artistic, cultural Nativity sets from around the globe.
 
To enhance the viewing experience, “Crèche Culture” has a new layout this year in addition to the inclusion of large wood sculptures by Sister Helena Steffensmeier and wood and plaster figures by Sister Lucinda Hubing. Come and wander around them while viewing engaging crèches along with informational placards for each of our community’s global mission locations.  These were made possible thanks to the Marian Library’s International Crèche Collection in Dayton, Ohio, which shared their research with us.
 
We’re pleased to present these Nativity sets exclusively from our own growing collection, thanks to our sisters and others who donated their treasured pieces to us.  We’re also thankful to have had Sister Helena Steffensmeier’s beautiful Holy Family stitchery donated back to us.
 
Visit the gallery Wednesday through Friday and Sunday from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The exhibition continues to January 6, 2019.

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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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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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Europe

Europe

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

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India

India

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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