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Blackbaud Security Breach

September 3, 2020  The Sisters of St. Francis Foundation utilizes the services of Blackbaud, one of the world’s largest providers of financial and fundraising technology to nonprofits. Blackbaud hosts our database of donors and supporters. We were notified on July 16, 2020, that a backup of our database was included in a sophisticated data breach [...]

By |2020-09-10T12:00:07-05:00September 10th, 2020|2020|0 Comments

Closing the Franciscan Spiritual Center

June 22, 2020 - In the milieu of the coronavirus, there has been significant uncertainty about when or whether the Franciscan Spiritual Center could open safely. We do not feel we can safely welcome outside groups until there is a vaccine for the virus. The earliest predictions for its availability are January 2021. Sadly, this [...]

By |2020-06-24T15:34:42-05:00June 23rd, 2020|2020|0 Comments

STATEMENT: Confronting Racism

“Any change must start with me.”  We have all heard these words, expressed in a variety of ways before. But ask yourself…“Do I REALLY believe them?” In their pastoral statement, Open Wide Our Hearts, the U.S. Catholic Bishops assert: “Racism is a failure to acknowledge another as brother and sister, created in the image of [...]

By |2020-06-01T20:11:30-05:00June 1st, 2020|2020|0 Comments

Heeding God’s Call – Housing Nurses and Helping in Any Way We Can

May 8, 2020 - As we continue to experience the realities of COVID-19, we pray for all those infected by the virus and their loved ones. While we self-quarantine to avoid encountering the virus, healthcare professionals willingly expose themselves to the pandemic every day. Their dedication and commitment is inspiring. At the same time, they [...]

By |2020-05-11T20:14:39-05:00May 11th, 2020|2020|0 Comments

Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia hold the health and safety of not only our sisters and coworkers but all who have the opportunity to visit us in any of our facilities—Our Lady of Angels Convent; Franciscan Spiritual Center, Aston; and Assisi House, our retirement community—with great care and concern. In light of the [...]

By |2020-03-13T19:36:27-05:00March 13th, 2020|2020|0 Comments

Barley Snyder Attorney Heim Joins SOSF Foundation Board

Date: October 24, 2019 Related Professionals: Larry C. Heim Related Practice Area: Litigation Related Industry: Hospitality Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinator msadowski@barley.com or 717-208-8842 For Immediate Release York, Pa. – Barley Snyder is pleased to announce that attorney Larry Heim has been named to the board of directors for The Sisters of St. Francis Foundation. The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:21-05:00November 7th, 2019|2019|0 Comments

Sisters of St. Francis Welcome Three New Sisters into the Congregation

The weekend of August 10-11 was an exciting one for the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia as they celebrated the profession of vows and welcomed three women into the congregation—the first in a number of years. On Saturday, August 10 Sisters Maria Anna Dela Paz and Kathryn Ann Dutrow professed their first vows and [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:21-05:00August 11th, 2019|2019|0 Comments

STATEMENT – Related to the Border Crisis

A Plea to our President and Members of Congress Statement Related to the Border Crisis Reports of severely neglected children who have been separated from their parents and are living in deplorable conditions as well as the daily deaths on the Mexican border speak to us of the atrocities that are happening in this country [...]

By |2019-07-11T14:19:05-05:00July 11th, 2019|2019|0 Comments

Sisters Take Corporate Stand Against Gun Violence

Aston-PA - The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia take great joy in announcing that the congregation, as a result of a recent referendum, have declared a corporate stand against gun violence. The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, conscious of the growing use of assault and other weapons in our society, take this corporate [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:22-05:00May 13th, 2019|2019|0 Comments

Sisters of St. Francis Joins Nationwide Vigils and Remembrance Events on December 13 to #EndGunViolence

Candlelight Timed for Six Year Mark of the Sandy Hook Tragedy Aston, PA:  In remembrance of the six year mark of the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy as well as the 600,000 American victims and survivors of gun violence since December 2012, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia are joining the Newtown Foundation, Newtown [...]

By |2018-12-04T18:09:01-05:00December 4th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

Three Sisters/Former Principals Share Thoughts and Prayers for Our Lady of Angels Regional School in Morton

Aston, PA - So many Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia have received calls of concern, prayers, and support after the devastating fire at Our Lady of Angels (OLA) Regional School in Morton, PA.  As the last three Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia principals, we would like to express our gratitude for your concern [...]

By |2018-07-19T18:30:41-05:00July 19th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

Chester Community Coalition Awarded Large Grant

Chester Community Coalition Awarded $431,531 in Grants to Provide Trauma-Informed Support Services in Chester, PA Chester, PA- June 28, 2018 - The Chester Community Coalition has received a $421,731 grant from Catholic Health Initiatives’ Mission and Ministry Fund through the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia to provide trauma-informed support services to survivors of gun [...]

By |2018-07-12T13:40:11-05:00June 28th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

Majority Support for Shareholder Proposal at Sturm Ruger

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia are among the co-filers of a resolution on GUN Violence at Sturm Ruger. We received a major win with a majority vote today at the meeting in Texas. MAJORITY SUPPORT FOR SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL AT STURM RUGER SHOWS GROWING INVESTOR CONCERN WITH GUN VIOLENCE Proposal requesting reporting on efforts [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:23-05:00May 9th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

Sr. Angela Patrice Power Turns 100!

Sr. Angela Patrice Power grew up Kathleen Mary Power in Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland.  She was the youngest of eight children—four girls and four boys.  One of young Kathleen’s favorite things to do was Irish dance.  She competed in many competitions and received many awards.  Growing up in Ireland she was taught by the Mercy Sisters [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:23-05:00May 9th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

Wells Fargo agrees to investor demands for report detailing root causes of ethical lapses

As a result of the company’s commitment, the investors are withdrawing a resolution they filed for the 2018 proxy calling for the review Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and investors in Wells Fargo announced on March 6, 2018 that the company agreed to publish a Business Standards Review to investigate the root [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:24-05:00March 19th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

The Sisters of St. Francis Join More Than 1,860 Fellow American Leaders in Declaring “We Are With Dreamers”

“Protect DACA and Pass the Dream Act” – The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Join Statement Featuring Governors, Mayors, State AGs, Other Elected Officials, Faith, Civic, and Law Enforcement Leaders ASTON – The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia announced today that they have joined more than 1,860 fellow leaders in signing onto a [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:25-05:00September 1st, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Sisters Take Corporate Stand on Care for Creation

Aston-PA - The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia take great joy in announcing that the congregation, as a result of a recent referendum, have declared a corporate stand on Care for Creation by which we commit to ecological education of ourselves and others leading to concrete actions both individual and communal. During their congregational [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:26-05:00June 30th, 2017|2017|0 Comments