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2020

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…

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,…

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…

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…

The True Gift of Sisterhood

Going beyond and giving life to another Sr. Lynn Patrice Lavin, OSF, needed a kidney and Sr. Deborah Krist, OSF, gave her one.  Sounds so simple, yet so incredible.  These…

2019

Barley Snyder Attorney Heim Joins SOSF Foundation Board

Date: October 24, 2019 Related Professionals: Larry C. Heim Related Practice Area: Litigation Related Industry: Hospitality Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinator msadowski@barley.com or 717-208-8842 For Immediate Release York, Pa. – Barley Snyder is pleased to…

Sisters of St. Francis Welcome Three New Sisters into the Congregation

The weekend of August 10-11 was an exciting one for the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia as they celebrated the profession of vows and welcomed three women into the…

STATEMENT - For an End to Gun Violence

          Statement for an End to Gun Violence in the Wake of the El Paso and Dayton Shootings As a nation we are once again faced…

STATEMENT - Related to the Border Crisis

A Plea to our President and Members of Congress Statement Related to the Border Crisis Reports of severely neglected children who have been separated from their parents and are living…

Sisters Take Corporate Stand Against Gun Violence

Aston-PA - The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia take great joy in announcing that the congregation, as a result of a recent referendum, have declared a corporate stand against…

2018

Sisters of St. Francis Joins Nationwide Vigils and Remembrance Events on December 13 to #EndGunViolence

Candlelight Timed for Six Year Mark of the Sandy Hook Tragedy Aston, PA:  In remembrance of the six year mark of the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy as well as…

Three Sisters/Former Principals Share Thoughts and Prayers for Our Lady of Angels Regional School in Morton

Aston, PA - So many Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia have received calls of concern, prayers, and support after the devastating fire at Our Lady of Angels (OLA) Regional…

Chester Community Coalition Awarded Large Grant

Chester Community Coalition Awarded $431,531 in Grants to Provide Trauma-Informed Support Services in Chester, PA Chester, PA- June 28, 2018 - The Chester Community Coalition has received a $421,731 grant…

Majority Support for Shareholder Proposal at Sturm Ruger

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia are among the co-filers of a resolution on GUN Violence at Sturm Ruger. We received a major win with a majority vote today…

Sr. Angela Patrice Power Turns 100!

Sr. Angela Patrice Power grew up Kathleen Mary Power in Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland.  She was the youngest of eight children—four girls and four boys.  One of young Kathleen’s favorite things…

Wells Fargo agrees to investor demands for report detailing root causes of ethical lapses

As a result of the company’s commitment, the investors are withdrawing a resolution they filed for the 2018 proxy calling for the review Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate…

Sr. Jean Clare Rohe Turns 100!

“A simple farm girl that made good.”  That is how Sr. Jean Clare Rohe, OSF, describes herself.  After a century of living, she has quite a story to tell.  She…

2017

The Sisters of St. Francis Join More Than 1,860 Fellow American Leaders in Declaring “We Are With Dreamers”

“Protect DACA and Pass the Dream Act” – The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Join Statement Featuring Governors, Mayors, State AGs, Other Elected Officials, Faith, Civic, and Law Enforcement…

Sisters Take Corporate Stand on Care for Creation

Aston-PA - The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia take great joy in announcing that the congregation, as a result of a recent referendum, have declared a corporate stand on…

Franciscan Sisters are in Solidarity with the Paris Climate Agreement

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia join with others in the world community in renewing our commitment to the care of creation. We believe that President Donald Trump’s withdrawal…

BankThink Wells Fargo Investors Should Apply Pressure to Repair the Damage

By Nora Nash Paulina Gonzalez Published April 21 2017, 2:19pm EDT American Banker We will be in Jacksonville, Fla., at the Wells Fargo annual meeting on Tuesday to present our resolution to…

Sisters Welcome Guests to Second Franciscan Night

Aston—The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia will conduct their second annual Franciscan Night on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Our Lady of Angels Convent.  The event will be an…

Shareholder Resolution to Wells Fargo on Business Standards Review

Aston, PA - As part of a long-term dialogue with the company, and in the context of the fraudulent cross-selling scandal, the resolution asks the Board of Directors of Wells…

A Statement Of Support For Our Immigrant And Refugee Brothers And Sisters

ASTON, PA – As Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, a group of 425 Catholic women religious who have a corporate stand on immigration, we write to urge our president…

Catholic Sisters: “Get in the Habit” of Kindness

Aston, Pennsylvania – March 1, 2017 – The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia will launch a new campaign in March to encourage people to be kind toward one another.…

Wells Fargo Locks Horns With Some Shareholders Over Proxy Proposals

The bank is actively meeting with shareholders since its scandal but also blocking some annual meeting resolutions The Wall Street Journal Emily Glazer And Joann S. Lublin Jan. 29, 2017 In…

2016

Over 50 Attend Gun Violence Vigil

THE SISTERS OF ST FRANCIS OF PHILADELPHIA JOIN NATIONWIDE VIGILS ON DECEMBER 14, 2016, TO END GUN VIOLENCE Aston, PA: Gun violence takes a heartbreaking toll on all of our…

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Join Nationwide Vigils on December 14, 2016 to End Gun Violence

Aston, PA: The Sisters of St. Francis will join the Newtown Foundation and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence in a nationwide vigil to #EndGunViolence. The vigil will take place…

Sisters of St. Francis Holiday Craft Fair

Aston, PA- Holiday Craft Fair. The Sisters of St. Francis are hosting a Holiday Craft Fair of handmade items for your decorating and gift giving season.  Gifts include: wall hangings,…

Wells Fargo Facing Multiple Resolutions From Shareholders

WELLS FARGO FACING MULTIPLE RESOLUTIONS FROM SHAREHOLDERS DUE TO SYSTEMATIC ETHICAL LAPSES Shareholders Cite Persistent Wrongdoing They Say Will Harm Communities and Cause Long-Term Damage to the Company NEW YORK, NY,…

Sisters to Conduct New Fundraising Event

Aston, PA—The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia will conduct their inaugural Franciscan Night on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Our Lady of Angels Convent. The event will be an…

2015

Gun Vigil 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Sister Marie Lucey EMAIL ADDRESS:  lucey@franciscanaction.org PHONE:  301-892-0546 THE SISTERS OF ST FRANCIS OF PHILADELPHIA JOINS NATIONWIDE VIGILS ON DECEMBER 11, 2015, TO END GUN VIOLENCE Aston,…

Climate Change: Our Call to Ecological Consciousness

Aston, PA—The Philadelphia Area Coalition for Responsible Investment, a coalition of religious and secular socially responsible investors, are hosting a climate change seminar at Neumann University on November 21. A…

Sisters' Golf Event Drives Charity

Aston, PA—The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia 21st Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the Radley Run Country Club in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Proceeds…

2014

Sisters' Charity Golf Event Celebrates 20 Years

Aston, PA—The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia 20th Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 8, 2014, at the Radley Run Country Club in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Proceeds…

Guided by Faith-Kathleen Flood Takes Vows as a Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Aston, PA—On August 10, 2014, Sister Kathleen Mary Flood professed her first vows as a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia. The event took place during a Eucharistic liturgy at…

Why We Should All Support the Clean Power Plan!

Aston, PA—As institutional investors concerned about economic security, I support the Clean Power Plan proposed rule because it is good for business, good for public health, and it demonstrates the…

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

Aston, PA—At their Congregational Chapter 2014, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia set congregational directions for the next six years and elected a new leadership team to help move…

Sister Columbkill O'Connor Turns 100!

Aston, PA—Sister Columbkill O’Connor, OSF, is about to celebrate her birthday—100 years old! This milestone officially makes her one of the oldest members of the Sisters of St. Francis of…