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Three Sisters/Former Principals Share Thoughts and Prayers for Our Lady of Angels Regional School in Morton

Aston, PA - So many Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia have received calls of concern, prayers, and support after the devastating fire at Our Lady of Angels (OLA) Regional School in Morton, PA.  As the last three Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia principals, we would like to express our gratitude for your concern [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

Chester Community Coalition Awarded Large Grant

Chester Community Coalition Awarded $431,531 in Grants to Provide Trauma-Informed Support Services in Chester, PA Chester, PA- June 28, 2018 - The Chester Community Coalition has received a $421,731 grant from Catholic Health Initiatives’ Mission and Ministry Fund through the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia to provide trauma-informed support services to survivors of gun [...]

By | June 28th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

Majority Support for Shareholder Proposal at Sturm Ruger

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia are among the co-filers of a resolution on GUN Violence at Sturm Ruger. We received a major win with a majority vote today at the meeting in Texas. MAJORITY SUPPORT FOR SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL AT STURM RUGER SHOWS GROWING INVESTOR CONCERN WITH GUN VIOLENCE Proposal requesting reporting on efforts [...]

By | May 9th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

Sr. Angela Patrice Power Turns 100!

Sr. Angela Patrice Power grew up Kathleen Mary Power in Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland.  She was the youngest of eight children—four girls and four boys.  One of young Kathleen’s favorite things to do was Irish dance.  She competed in many competitions and received many awards.  Growing up in Ireland she was taught by the Mercy Sisters [...]

By | May 9th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

Wells Fargo agrees to investor demands for report detailing root causes of ethical lapses

As a result of the company’s commitment, the investors are withdrawing a resolution they filed for the 2018 proxy calling for the review Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and investors in Wells Fargo announced on March 6, 2018 that the company agreed to publish a Business Standards Review to investigate the root [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

Sr. Jean Clare Rohe Turns 100!

“A simple farm girl that made good.”  That is how Sr. Jean Clare Rohe, OSF, describes herself.  After a century of living, she has quite a story to tell.  She was born on March 12, 1918 on a small farm in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County, Maryland and is the oldest of an [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

The Sisters of St. Francis Join More Than 1,860 Fellow American Leaders in Declaring “We Are With Dreamers”

“Protect DACA and Pass the Dream Act” – The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Join Statement Featuring Governors, Mayors, State AGs, Other Elected Officials, Faith, Civic, and Law Enforcement Leaders ASTON – The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia announced today that they have joined more than 1,860 fellow leaders in signing onto a [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Sisters Take Corporate Stand on Care for Creation

Aston-PA - The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia take great joy in announcing that the congregation, as a result of a recent referendum, have declared a corporate stand on Care for Creation by which we commit to ecological education of ourselves and others leading to concrete actions both individual and communal. During their congregational [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Franciscan Sisters are in Solidarity with the Paris Climate Agreement

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia join with others in the world community in renewing our commitment to the care of creation. We believe that President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord is devastating for communities across the globe. Yet we, along with faith and other groups, pledge to work even harder [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

BankThink Wells Fargo Investors Should Apply Pressure to Repair the Damage

By Nora Nash Paulina Gonzalez Published April 21 2017, 2:19pm EDT American Banker We will be in Jacksonville, Fla., at the Wells Fargo annual meeting on Tuesday to present our resolution to fellow shareholders requesting a “Review and Report on the Business Standards,” including a full accounting of the systemic failures that allowed the bank’s unethical practices to flourish. [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Sisters Welcome Guests to Second Franciscan Night

Aston—The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia will conduct their second annual Franciscan Night on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Our Lady of Angels Convent.  The event will be an evening of fun, food, games of chance, and raffle baskets.  Proceeds from the event will support the sisters’ retirement. “We were thrilled that our inaugural [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Shareholder Resolution to Wells Fargo on Business Standards Review

Aston, PA - As part of a long-term dialogue with the company, and in the context of the fraudulent cross-selling scandal, the resolution asks the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo Company for enhanced disclosure on the steps taken to improve culture, ethics, reputation, aligning incentives with customers’ best interests, risk management, governance and control [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

A Statement Of Support For Our Immigrant And Refugee Brothers And Sisters

ASTON, PA – As Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, a group of 425 Catholic women religious who have a corporate stand on immigration, we write to urge our president and members of congress to consider the words from Matthew 25: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me….as long as you did it for [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Catholic Sisters: “Get in the Habit” of Kindness

Aston, Pennsylvania – March 1, 2017 – The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia will launch a new campaign in March to encourage people to be kind toward one another. The message—“Kindness: Get in the Habit”—was created by the Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley to be shared by many other religious congregations [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Wells Fargo Locks Horns With Some Shareholders Over Proxy Proposals

The bank is actively meeting with shareholders since its scandal but also blocking some annual meeting resolutions The Wall Street Journal Emily Glazer And Joann S. Lublin Jan. 29, 2017 In the wake of its sales-practices scandal, Wells Fargo & Co. shareholders are proposing resolutions for this spring’s annual meeting to demand more information about risk management, directors’ suitability [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Over 50 Attend Gun Violence Vigil

THE SISTERS OF ST FRANCIS OF PHILADELPHIA JOIN NATIONWIDE VIGILS ON DECEMBER 14, 2016, TO END GUN VIOLENCE Aston, PA: Gun violence takes a heartbreaking toll on all of our communities. On both east and west coasts, our sisters held public vigils on December 14, the fourth anniversary of the Newtown shooting. In Aston, sisters [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|2016|0 Comments

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Join Nationwide Vigils on December 14, 2016 to End Gun Violence

Aston, PA: The Sisters of St. Francis will join the Newtown Foundation and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence in a nationwide vigil to #EndGunViolence. The vigil will take place on Wednesday, December 14, at 4 P.M. We will gather at Our Lady of Angels Convent for a short prayer and instruction and then process [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|2016|0 Comments

Sisters of St. Francis Holiday Craft Fair

Aston, PA- Holiday Craft Fair. The Sisters of St. Francis are hosting a Holiday Craft Fair of handmade items for your decorating and gift giving season.  Gifts include: wall hangings, table runners and placemat sets, Christmas stockings, wreaths, decorator pillows, quilts, afghans, baby items, hats, scarves, jewelry, organic lavender products and much more!  The Holiday [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|2016|0 Comments

Wells Fargo Facing Multiple Resolutions From Shareholders

WELLS FARGO FACING MULTIPLE RESOLUTIONS FROM SHAREHOLDERS DUE TO SYSTEMATIC ETHICAL LAPSES Shareholders Cite Persistent Wrongdoing They Say Will Harm Communities and Cause Long-Term Damage to the Company NEW YORK, NY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016 – Shareholders of Wells Fargo and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility today announced that they have filed multiple [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|2016|0 Comments