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2017

Franciscan Sisters are in Solidarity with the Paris Climate Agreement

June 12, 2017

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia join with others in the world community in renewing our commitment to the care of creation. We believe that President Donald Trump’s withdrawal…

BankThink Wells Fargo Investors Should Apply Pressure to Repair the Damage

April 24, 2017

By Nora Nash Paulina Gonzalez Published April 21 2017, 2:19pm EDT American Banker We will be in Jacksonville, Fla., at the Wells Fargo annual meeting on Tuesday to present our resolution to…

Sisters Welcome Guests to Second Franciscan Night

April 19, 2017

Aston—The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia will conduct their second annual Franciscan Night on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Our Lady of Angels Convent.  The event will be an…

Shareholder Resolution to Wells Fargo on Business Standards Review

March 28, 2017

Aston, PA - As part of a long-term dialogue with the company, and in the context of the fraudulent cross-selling scandal, the resolution asks the Board of Directors of Wells…

A Statement Of Support For Our Immigrant And Refugee Brothers And Sisters

March 10, 2017

ASTON, PA – As Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, a group of 425 Catholic women religious who have a corporate stand on immigration, we write to urge our president…

Catholic Sisters: “Get in the Habit” of Kindness

February 28, 2017

Aston, Pennsylvania – March 1, 2017 – The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia will launch a new campaign in March to encourage people to be kind toward one another.…

Wells Fargo Locks Horns With Some Shareholders Over Proxy Proposals

January 31, 2017

The bank is actively meeting with shareholders since its scandal but also blocking some annual meeting resolutions The Wall Street Journal Emily Glazer And Joann S. Lublin Jan. 29, 2017 In…

2016

Over 50 Attend Gun Violence Vigil

December 16, 2016

THE SISTERS OF ST FRANCIS OF PHILADELPHIA JOIN NATIONWIDE VIGILS ON DECEMBER 14, 2016, TO END GUN VIOLENCE Aston, PA: Gun violence takes a heartbreaking toll on all of our…

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Join Nationwide Vigils on December 14, 2016 to End Gun Violence

November 22, 2016

Aston, PA: The Sisters of St. Francis will join the Newtown Foundation and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence in a nationwide vigil to #EndGunViolence. The vigil will take place…

Sisters of St. Francis Holiday Craft Fair

November 11, 2016

Aston, PA- Holiday Craft Fair. The Sisters of St. Francis are hosting a Holiday Craft Fair of handmade items for your decorating and gift giving season.  Gifts include: wall hangings,…

Wells Fargo Facing Multiple Resolutions From Shareholders

October 10, 2016

WELLS FARGO FACING MULTIPLE RESOLUTIONS FROM SHAREHOLDERS DUE TO SYSTEMATIC ETHICAL LAPSES Shareholders Cite Persistent Wrongdoing They Say Will Harm Communities and Cause Long-Term Damage to the Company NEW YORK, NY,…

Sisters to Conduct New Fundraising Event

April 5, 2016

Aston, PA—The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia will conduct their inaugural Franciscan Night on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Our Lady of Angels Convent. The event will be an…

2015

Gun Vigil 2015

December 4, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Sister Marie Lucey EMAIL ADDRESS:  lucey@franciscanaction.org PHONE:  301-892-0546 THE SISTERS OF ST FRANCIS OF PHILADELPHIA JOINS NATIONWIDE VIGILS ON DECEMBER 11, 2015, TO END GUN VIOLENCE Aston,…

Climate Change: Our Call to Ecological Consciousness

October 19, 2015

Aston, PA—The Philadelphia Area Coalition for Responsible Investment, a coalition of religious and secular socially responsible investors, are hosting a climate change seminar at Neumann University on November 21. A…

Sisters' Golf Event Drives Charity

September 1, 2015

Aston, PA—The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia 21st Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the Radley Run Country Club in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Proceeds…

2014

Catholic Sisters Deepen Collaboration for Justice

November 13, 2014

Justice Convocation

Sisters' Charity Golf Event Celebrates 20 Years

August 18, 2014

Aston, PA—The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia 20th Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 8, 2014, at the Radley Run Country Club in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Proceeds…

Guided by Faith-Kathleen Flood Takes Vows as a Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

August 10, 2014

Aston, PA—On August 10, 2014, Sister Kathleen Mary Flood professed her first vows as a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia. The event took place during a Eucharistic liturgy at…

Why We Should All Support the Clean Power Plan!

August 4, 2014

Aston, PA—As institutional investors concerned about economic security, I support the Clean Power Plan proposed rule because it is good for business, good for public health, and it demonstrates the…

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Elect New Leadership and Set Future Directions

July 3, 2014

Aston, PA—At their Congregational Chapter 2014, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia set congregational directions for the next six years and elected a new leadership team to help move…

Sister Columbkill O'Connor Turns 100!

May 28, 2014

Aston, PA—Sister Columbkill O’Connor, OSF, is about to celebrate her birthday—100 years old! This milestone officially makes her one of the oldest members of the Sisters of St. Francis of…