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.
Companions in Ministry cogency
Companions in Ministry are women and men who desire to promote the congregation’s spirit and mission by ministering with the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.
Those who share in our mission
Those who minister with us
Choosing to be a Companion in Ministry
The unique dimension of this form of companion relationship is that the companion actively participates in a specific ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis. A Companion in Ministry does one of the following:
ministers currently with a Sister of St. Francis (i.e., in one of the congregationally-sponsored institutions);
does regular periodic work with Sister(s) of St. Francis;
commits to one or two years of volunteer work with the sisters in their ministry and through a simple lifestyle;
receives no stipend or insurance–this relationship is service-oriented and volunteer-based.
We invite you to discern prayerfully whether you are being drawn to the Franciscan Companion in Mission relationship. Please feel free to contact us.