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Companions

The companions are Christian women and men who share in and live out the spirit and mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia within their own vocation and lifestyle. Our companions are contemporary examples of God’s loving providence, enabling the journey to continue.

How the Relationship Began

Beginning in 1986, the congregation formally recognized the desire of many lay persons to become more closely aligned with the prayer life and ministry of the congregation. The Franciscan Companions in Mission (FCM) program resulted, welcoming interested persons to identify with the sisters as Companions in Faith, Companions in Prayer, or Companions in Ministry.

All Franciscan Companions

  • Pray daily for the Sisters of St. Francis and the sisters pray daily for the companions
  • Receive information regarding the Franciscan charism and the Mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
  • Are invited to an annual retreat day
  • Are invited to an annual gathering day of sisters and companions
  • Receive periodic communication from the FCM office and the congregation’s publication Good News
  • Commit themselves to this relationship annually