Our Global Impact

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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Be a Spark of Franciscan Peace for an Intercultural World

 

Providing the Human Touch

Recent college grad Sarah Johnson has spent nearly two years ministering in our Tau Volunteer program. As a volunteer, she lives and prays with a group of our sisters in Milwaukee and works with a cathedral-based non-profit, where she helps women in need of healing and community to create beautiful and useful accessories from crocheted plastic.

“I love that everything is so focused on healing, and giving people dignity,” Sarah said. “I am so happy that they have a place where they know they are going to be treated like they matter. It's beautiful to watch the community that forms during these crochet workshops, and the mentorship that develops among the women.”

Living in community with the sisters also has been a blessing for Sarah. “From day one, the sisters accepted me exactly as I am. We’re a little family; we are always learning about each other and from each other.”

Read more of Sarah’s story in the Spring issue of our congregation’s Alive magazine, available now in our Media Room.

 

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  • Though your people walk in darkness, no evil should they fear, for they follow the call of the Shepherd.
  • Good Shepherd Sunday is “Vocations Sunday!” Let us pray that the Church may be blessed with the leaders needed to spread the Gospel.
  • The whole Earth is a living icon of the face of God. (St. John of Damascus)
  • We need to care for the Earth so that it may continue, as God willed, to be a source of life for the entire human family. (Pope Francis)
  • As we celebrate Earth Day, let us embrace our call to increase awareness of care for creation.

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Weaving a New Heart

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St. Joseph Chapel

All are welcome to join the sisters in our century-old, landmark chapel for Sunday and weekday liturgies, concerts, and other special events.

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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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