Companions in Ministry are women and men who desire to promote the congregation’s spirit and mission by ministering with the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.

  • Those who share in our mission
  • Those who minister with us

Choosing to be a Companion in Ministry

The unique dimension of this form of companion relationship is that the companion actively participates in a specific ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis.  A Companion in Ministry does one of the following:

  • ministers currently with a Sister of St. Francis (i.e., in one of the congregationally-sponsored institutions);
  • does regular periodic work with Sister(s) of St. Francis;
  • commits to one or two years of volunteer work with the sisters in their ministry and through a simple lifestyle;
  • receives no stipend or insurance–this relationship is service-oriented and volunteer-based.

We invite you to discern prayerfully whether you are being drawn to the Franciscan Companion in Mission relationship. Please feel free to contact us.