As sponsors, we publicly identify with, exert appropriate influence on, and provide various levels of support to these ministries. In so doing, we fulfill our responsibility of stewardship for our heritage, mission, and resources.
During her early years in the congregation, Sr. John Celeste Weitzel ministered in education but later studied to be a physical therapist. When she moved from Baltimore to the Aston area in November 2015, she came with a dream—to work with our sisters at Assisi House who were not getting PT for a specific problem.
Becoming a Companion cogency
You may choose to pursue a relationship with the Sisters of St. Francis as a companion. Companions share in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia through prayer, faith, or ministry. Like all Christians, Franciscan companions are called through baptism to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ as sister and brother with the entire human family and with all of creation.
We invite you—as a companion—to support your own call as well as the spirit and mission of the sisters by praying daily the companion’s prayer. You are encouraged to pray in whatever way God has called you for the congregation and for all companions. You will be remembered at the daily Eucharistic Liturgy at the motherhouse.
Companions are encouraged to spread the good news of the Gospel through their life and, if able, through some type of activity or volunteer service. For some companions support may mean praying for the sisters in these ministries. For others an opportunity to support the ministries by donations of goods or service may present itself.
Complete the form below to be contacted by the director of companions.