Nurturing Bright Futures

The School Sisters of St. Francis believe that every child has a right to an education, regardless of gender, class, or religion. We help students develop in their consciousness of human dignity, and nurture their growth in knowledge and social sensitivity.

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Weaving together a new heart for intercultural life and mission

A Message to our Partners in Mission

How strange and challenging these days of isolation are for us as followers of Francis—a saint for whom hospitality and community were part of his DNA!

While we understand and appreciate the need to keep appropriate “social distance” as all of us strive to defeat this deadly pandemic, it is difficult to be separated from our supporters and friends, from other members of our community, and even from the Body of Christ made present in the Eucharist.

Yet we, too, are the Body of Christ and we want to let you know that you are never distant or separated from our thoughts and prayers!

Even though prudence and the directives of our archdiocese temporarily keep our sisters resident in Milwaukee from gathering together for common prayer in St. Joseph Chapel, please know that you are very much in all our sisters’ prayers throughout the day. Our international congregation is praying for your health and safety, and that of your family, every day.

We want to assure you that our sisters in leadership and our dedicated staff are taking every precaution and following stringent, protective guidelines to ensure that all our sisters—both those in active ministry and those who minister simply through their prayers and presence—are safe and receiving the best possible care.

As we continue to serve those in need through our ministries across the United States and around the world, we want to express our appreciation for your valued partnership as you walk with us in mission. Our sisters, associates, staff, and volunteers count on, and are blessed by, your prayers, and we are tremendously grateful for your continued financial support.

As always, we invite you to share your prayer intentions with us. You may use this link to send your intercessions and thanksgivings to the sisters.

St. Paul reminds us that faith, hope, and love are the three things that endure; they will bring us, together, through this difficult time. And we look forward in faith to the time, very soon, when we can once again celebrate and embrace together.

The School Sisters of St. Francis


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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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St. Joseph Appeal

St. Joseph Appeal

By supporting our global ministries, you serve those less fortunate who also yearn for access to education, for healing from illness, and to be treated with respect and dignity.

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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

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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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