A Beacon of Light for Young People in Need

Teens 14 to 17 years old in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, who are facing mental illness have a new place to go for help. The Crosskeys Youth Psychiatric Rehabilitation program gives them a chance to live a better life.

Sisters and Associates Celebrate the Transitus of St. Clare of Assisi

The Transitus of St. Clare is celebrated on August 10, the eve of her feast day, to commemorate her death and entry into eternal life. This service celebrates Clare's life by interweaving readings and songs with the reverencing of symbols of Clare's religious life which are brought forward to the altar.

Sister Reyna Professes Perpetual Vows

Sister Reyna Jesusa Ontón Ñahui, 27, knew at a young age that she wanted to devote her life to the church, and by her late teens was actively researching different religious communities. She struck up a friendship with a Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities who was working in Peru, and was drawn to

Highlights from Burgers, Blues & Blues 2016

Sisters at St. Mary of the Angels in Williamsville, New York enjoyed welcoming more than 150 people to their home for our inaugural “Burgers, Brews & Blues” fundraiser. Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Jazz and Blues vocalist Janice Mitchell, accompanied by the Jim Beishline Trio with Jim Beishline on the piano, entertained people for hours.

Highlights from the 2016 Golf Tournament

Thank you to everyone who helped to spread the word, pray for good weather and volunteer at the golf tournament held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Aug. 8. The weather was beautiful and 104 golfers joined us on the links to support the mission and ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis, raising more than $106,000.

Celebrating Sister Margaret’s Legacy

As her ministry at St. Bonaventure University comes to a close, Sister Margaret Carney reflects upon the many joys she has experienced during her time as president. Watch the story which recently aired on WIVB-TV News.

Sister Alicia Featured on Yahoo Travel

Sister Alicia Damien Lau who ministers at Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii, was recently featured in a video about Molokai which was produced by Yahoo Travel. Watch the video. >

Christmas Blessings

With the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 8 we began the year-long spiritual pilgrimage of a year’s dedication to the virtue of Mercy, as proclaimed by our Holy Father Pope Francis. Mary our mother has modeled for us a life that reflects light — the God light. She is the Christ bearer and