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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