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.
Franciscan Values for Sponsored Ministries cogency
Core Gospel values motivate and inform our ministries. Rooted in the life and teachings of Jesus, St. Francis, St. Clare of Assisi, and Mother Francis Bachmann, these values stand as both inspiration and challenge to our sponsored ministries.
Personhood in Community:
The fullness of each person is realized in community and relationships.
The capacity and continual call to develop right relationships with ourselves, God, one another, and creation.
Service motivated by love and compassion; love expressing itself in service.
The care, reverence, and appropriate use of all that has been entrusted to us based on the conviction that all is gift.
Witness to Justice, Peace, and Reconciliation:
Attitudes and actions that flow from our belief in the fundamental relationship that exists among all of creation.