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.
About the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation cogency
Since 1855 the Sisters of St. Francis have responded to the needs of God’s people. The sisters have always relied on God’s providence to provide the necessary resources for their ministries, whether it was through their early efforts of doing piece-meal sewing and begging or through more recent efforts of raffles and special events. The sisters have always been blessed to have men and women—individuals who have given of themselves and their resources—partner with us.
Because of changes inside and outside of the congregation, in 1994 the sisters formalized and centralized their fundraising efforts by initiating the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation. The foundation’s goal is to seek financial support for sisters’ ministries for those who are poor, for retirement, and for other current needs.
The Sisters of St. Francis are sincerely grateful for donations provided through many giving opportunities. Moreover, we are indebted to our board of trustees who have given of their time and talents to guide and assist the foundation. Click here to Meet the Board.