Current Actions

Immigration – Separation of Families

The Sisters of St. Francis are members of Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and stand behind the statement of Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI, President of LCWR, issued the following statement to the press:

“As women of faith, as Catholic sisters, we strongly oppose the Trump administration’s decision to forcibly separate parents from their children in an effort to punish families seeking safety and in the United States.

Mothers and fathers are taking tremendous risks to bring their children to safety. These are families fleeing violence and death in their home countries. They have every right to ask for protection in the United States and the Trump administration is legally and morally obligated to give them a fair chance to seek asylum.

It is impossible to imagine the fear of a child being ripped from the arms of her mother or the pain of a father watching a stranger take his son. It is cruel and inhumane and it must stop. Our faith demands it and our national values require it. We are better than this.”

Close the School of the Americas

The JPIC Committee of the Sisters of St. Francis have long been involved in trying to call for the closing of the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia.  The JPIC committee is endorsing the SOA Watch Convergence at the Border which begins in one week.  While our physical presence may not be possible, we are asking you to join in activities through your prayerful support.  Those who gather will stand at the border for justice and demand fundamental change in U.S. policies beyond elections:

  • End US military, economic, and political interventions in the Americas.
  • Demilitarize the borders.
  • Eliminate systems that criminalize and kill migrants.
  • Respect, support and treat with dignity and justice those most vulnerable especially those who are poor.

Please join us in prayer.

Ongoing Efforts

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Franciscan Action Network

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LCWR’s Immigration Coalition

Our congregation recently signed LCWR’s Immigration Coalition’s “Appeal to the Catholic Church to Recommit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence.”  To learn more about the appeal and to sign the endorsement, click here.

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Franciscan Action Network

Transforming the world in the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare. Read more >>


LCWR’s Immigration Coalition

Our congregation recently signed LCWR’s Immigration Coalition’s “Appeal to the Catholic Church to Recommit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence.”  To learn more about the appeal and to sign the endorsement, click here.