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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