The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia share sponsorship of some ministries with other congregations. Each ministry is incorporated as a separate legal entity.

Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace

1001 W. Joppa Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
(410) 823-8585 (ext. 244)

  • Begun in October 2002; advocates strongly from and for a truly contemplative stance toward all of life.
  • Brings together members of 13 religious congregations to advocate as one voice for social justice issues.
  • Networks with local groups and other faith traditions for justice and peace education, action, and/or advocacy.

Mother Seton Academy

2215 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 563-2833

  • Opened in 1993 by six religious congregations
  • Offers tuition-free alternative middle school education to the underserved population
  • Provides personal attention through small classes
  • Includes extended day program with recreation and supervised study


(Transitional Programs for Women)
3128 N. Hemlock
Spokane, WA 99205
(509) 328-6702

  • Founded in 1986
  • Provides housing and support services for women and children
  • Myriam’s House of Transition — residential program
  • Transitional Living Center — apartment housing in community setting
  • Women’s Drop-In Center — safe accessible day center

Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center

1216 NE 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98115-6724
(206) 223-1138

  • Founded in 1991
  • Sponsored by 16 religious congregations and collaborates with Catholic, ecumenical, interfaith, and other organizations
  • Promotes just structures in church and world with a particular focus on the Pacific Northwest
  • Includes research, education, and advocacy on behalf of justice and peace

Drexel Neumann Academy

1901 Potter Street
Chester, PA 19013
(610) 872-7358

Founded in 2006

  • Cosponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Neumann University, St. Katherine Drexel Parish
  • Provides a Catholic elementary school education in a multicultural environment
  • Uses multiple intelligence instruction with Franciscan values
  • Provides students with extended school day and extended school year