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 Prayer cogency
Companions in Prayer are women and men who desire to share in the spirit and mission of the sisters through prayer.
Those who feel the same call to our charism
Those who wish to relate to us
Those who support us by their prayers
This is suited for those individuals whose primary form of relationship and support is through prayer. Men and women who choose not to meet in small groups with other companions or sisters or who are not in close geographical proximity to the Sisters of St. Francis, generally choose this companion relationship with the sisters. Companions in Prayer support the charism and mission of the sisters through their commitment to daily prayer for the sisters and their intentions.
We invite you to discern prayerfully whether you are being drawn to the Franciscan Companion in Prayer relationship. Please feel free to contact us.