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Shareholder Resolution to Wells Fargo on Business Standards Review

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 Fargo Company for enhanced disclosure on the steps taken to improve culture, ethics, reputation, aligning incentives with customers’ best interests, risk management, governance and control [...]

By |2017-03-28T19:16:28+00:00March 28th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

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

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 and members of congress to consider the words from Matthew 25: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me….as long as you did it for [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:28+00:00March 10th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Catholic Sisters: “Get in the Habit” of Kindness

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. The message—“Kindness: Get in the Habit”—was created by the Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley to be shared by many other religious congregations [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:28+00:00February 28th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Wells Fargo Locks Horns With Some Shareholders Over Proxy Proposals

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 the wake of its sales-practices scandal, Wells Fargo & Co. shareholders are proposing resolutions for this spring’s annual meeting to demand more information about risk management, directors’ suitability [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:29+00:00January 31st, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Over 50 Attend Gun Violence Vigil

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 communities. On both east and west coasts, our sisters held public vigils on December 14, the fourth anniversary of the Newtown shooting. In Aston, sisters [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:29+00:00December 16th, 2016|2016|0 Comments

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

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 on Wednesday, December 14, at 4 P.M. We will gather at Our Lady of Angels Convent for a short prayer and instruction and then process [...]

By |2016-11-22T14:21:50+00:00November 22nd, 2016|2016|0 Comments

Sisters of St. Francis Holiday Craft Fair

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, table runners and placemat sets, Christmas stockings, wreaths, decorator pillows, quilts, afghans, baby items, hats, scarves, jewelry, organic lavender products and much more!  The Holiday [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:30+00:00November 11th, 2016|2016|0 Comments

Wells Fargo Facing Multiple Resolutions From Shareholders

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, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016 – Shareholders of Wells Fargo and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility today announced that they have filed multiple [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:30+00:00October 10th, 2016|2016|0 Comments

Sisters to Conduct New Fundraising Event

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 evening of fun, food, entertainment, games of chance, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event will support the sisters’ retirement. “We are so [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:31+00:00April 5th, 2016|2016|0 Comments

Gun Vigil 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Sister Marie Lucey EMAIL ADDRESS: PHONE:  301-892-0546 THE SISTERS OF ST FRANCIS OF PHILADELPHIA JOINS NATIONWIDE VIGILS ON DECEMBER 11, 2015, TO END GUN VIOLENCE Aston, PA: In commemoration of the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy as well as the more than 90,000 victims of gun violence [...]

By |2016-04-20T10:17:22+00:00December 4th, 2015|2015|0 Comments

Climate Change: Our Call to Ecological Consciousness

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 panel discussion will cover grassroots action and investing in a changing climate—exploring these issues from local, national, and global perspectives. The keynote speaker Sister Ilia [...]

By |2016-04-20T10:17:46+00:00October 19th, 2015|2015|0 Comments

Sisters’ Golf Event Drives Charity

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 from the tournament will benefit the sisters’ ministries and lend support for their retired sisters. “Twenty-one years—a lot of time is packed into those two [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:32+00:00September 1st, 2015|2015|0 Comments

Sisters’ Charity Golf Event Celebrates 20 Years

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 from the tournament will benefit the sisters’ ministries. “For the past 20 years, our generous sponsors have provided help to countless people through the ministries [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:32+00:00August 18th, 2014|2014|0 Comments

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

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 Our Lady of Angels Convent, the congregation’s motherhouse in Aston, Pennsylvania. The chapel was filled with the sisters and with Kathleen’s family and friends. The [...]

By |2016-04-20T11:14:18+00:00August 10th, 2014|2014|0 Comments

Why We Should All Support the Clean Power Plan!

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 leadership the global community needs to address; namely, the severity, urgency and geo-political impacts of climate change. Also, as a Sister of St. Francis of [...]

By |2016-04-20T11:04:04+00:00August 4th, 2014|2014|0 Comments

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

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 those directions into action. Sister Mary Kathryn Dougherty, OSF, was elected congregational minister. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Sister Kathryn entered the congregation in 1978. Currently [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:32+00:00July 3rd, 2014|2014|0 Comments

Sister Columbkill O’Connor Turns 100!

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 Philadelphia. Born Bridie Mary O’Connor on June 4, 1914, in Gortglass, Scartaglin, Ireland, Sister Columbkill was one of ten children in her family. She recalls [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:33+00:00May 28th, 2014|2014|0 Comments