Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Join the Laudato Si’ Action Platform

ASTON, PA – In May 2021, Pope Francis announced the international Laudato Si’ Action Platform as an urgent program for the entire Catholic Church and all people of good will. The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and their companions in mission formally joined the action platform on December 8, 2021. The Laudato Si’ Action [...]

By |2021-12-14T08:49:09-05:00December 9th, 2021|2021|0 Comments

Neumann University Purchases Properties from Sisters of St. Francis

                   Stephen Bell                                                                Florence Smith Director of Media Relations                                    Director of Communications Neumann University                                        [...]

By |2021-07-06T07:35:26-05:00July 6th, 2021|2021|0 Comments

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

At their Congregational Chapter 2021, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia set congregational directions for the next five years and elected a new leadership team to help move those directions into action. Sister Theresa Marie Firenze, OSF, was elected congregational minister. Born in Nyack, New York, Sister Theresa entered the Franciscan Sisters of Ringwood [...]

By |2021-05-25T10:47:12-05:00May 25th, 2021|2021|0 Comments

STATEMENT – Guilty Verdict of Officer Derek Chauvin

The trial of police officer Derek Chauvin is over and he has been found guilty in the death of George Floyd. This verdict comes as a relief to many, but we acknowledge this is but a small victory in an otherwise long history of injustice to our African American brothers and sisters.  We pray for [...]

By |2021-04-21T08:03:47-05:00April 21st, 2021|2021|0 Comments

Call for Action – Stop Gun Violence

The mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday took place less than a week after eight people were killed in a series of attacks on spas in Atlanta.  According to CNN, there have been at least seven mass shootings in the past week across the United States, including three incidents on Saturday [...]

By |2021-03-25T09:44:07-05:00March 25th, 2021|2021|0 Comments

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Join Efforts to Help Food Insecurity Issues

Aston, PA - On Friday afternoon, March 12, and Saturday morning, March 13, the parking lot of Our Lady of Angels Convent in Aston, Pennsylvania, was a busy site with the center of attention a large truck into which sisters and student volunteers from Neumann University were storing food donations. The project, held during Catholic [...]

By |2021-03-18T13:53:34-05:00March 18th, 2021|2021|0 Comments

Statement on Violence at the Capitol

As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, we stand with the other more than 1300 leaders of Catholic sisters nationwide as we make this statement in response to the violence at the Capitol. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and [...]

By |2021-01-08T15:22:27-05:00January 8th, 2021|2021|0 Comments