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. Karen Pourby’s journey to becoming a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia followed a somewhat circuitous route. She grew up in Binghamton, New York. After graduating from college, she entered the Angelic Sisters of St. Paul, an Italian congregation. “I left the Angelics and entered the Sisters of St. Francis. It was one of the hardest things I had to do. Yet I feel this is where God wants me to be. I have no regrets.”
The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia have sole responsibility for these ministries. They are not separately incorporated. Ministries may have advisory boards which include Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia as well as lay women and men.