The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia are a community of Catholic women who commit their lives to God as followers of Sts. Francis and Clare. We strive to live in loving relationship and service with all people and creation. We are dedicated to bringing hope and joy to those in need by promoting justice and peace with emphasis on human rights and environmental concerns in our daily encounters.

Where We Are Today

Along our journey, we have sought to be faithful to Mother Francis’ goal of serving the people of God wherever a need existed.  Today our sisters minister in the United States in approximately 15 states as well as in Ireland and Africa. We serve in a variety of ministries and settings: prayer ministry; health care; education at all levels; parish and diocesan ministry; spiritual and pastoral care; service to the elderly, the homeless, the poor, persons with AIDS, and immigrants and refugees; counseling; advocacy; and leadership in national religious organizations.

Experience the Franciscan Charism!


Interested in touring our Motherhouse?

On the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1 P.M., a short historical presentation and tour of the first floor buildings and chapel is conducted.  If you are interested in a tour, please call the receptionist at (610) 459-4125 to provide your name and phone number in case we need to cancel, and the number of family members or friends who will attend.

Your hosts will be Sr. Kathleen Parisi, OSF, and several other sisters who live at the motherhouse.  (If Tuesday is not a good day for you, you can contact Sr. Kathleen at (610) 558-7714, OSFF@osfphila.org, to select a date and time for a group tour for at least six people. Tours may be scheduled Monday through Friday.)

Have a glimpse at our Sacred Spaces by clicking here.

Join Us for Mass

All are welcome to join us for Mass at our Lady of Angels Convent.  Click here for the Mass Times Schedule.

Call (610) 459-4125 to let us know you plan to attend a Mass.

Sisters in Ministry: The Gospel in Action

This is a great video from Global Sisters Report about Catholic Sisters. Take a moment to watch!


This introductory video explains who Catholic sisters are and how they live, work and serve others.