As sponsors, we publicly identify with, exert appropriate influence on, and provide various levels of support to these ministries. In so doing, we fulfill our responsibility of stewardship for our heritage, mission, and resources.
Sr. Theresa Kevin Donahue discovered a special attraction to the Franciscans. “What attracted me to the Franciscans was that the sisters were very playful and yet also showed compassion, humility, gentleness, and patience. I experienced a joyful spirit in the Franciscans,” she explained.
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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.