McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry

The blessing and dedication of the St. Bonaventure McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry took place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, New York. The leadership team and several sisters from the Western New York region attended this wonderful event. The naming of the building recognized the generosity of Jack McGinley

Introducing the Season of Creation

Pope Francis has designated September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.Join Pope Francis, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities and Christians around the globe in praying for and taking action for our common home on September 1 and throughout the Season of Creation from September 1- October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

In the News

The Saint Marianne Cope Shrine & Museum is featured in a recent Upstate New York blog post.

Feast of the Stigmata of St. Francis

As Franciscan women, we celebrate Sept. 17 as the Feast of the Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi — the day he received the crucifixion wounds of Christ. St. Francis is the first recorded stigmatic in Christian history.

Back Yard Beauty

By Sisiter Marie Grace Blum Come rain or come sun, the flowers in the backyard of the 1518 dwelling of the Sisters of St. Francis at Evergreen Avenue in Millvale, Pennsylvania have a particular graceful showing.

Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament – Sept. 18

Mark your calendar now to join the sisters at the annual Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament! You’ll enjoy a day of good golf, good times, and good deeds — all in support of our retired sisters. Date: September 18, 2017 Location: Cavalry Club, Manlius, N.Y.

Sisters Call to Support the Dreamers

The 384 Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities stand by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in urging Congress to immediately pass the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017 and protect families, regardless of immigration status. The call to action is in response to President Trump’s statement that he will end the protection offered by Dreamers by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Parishioners Thank Sister Peggy Wetzel

On Sunday, Aug. 13, parishioners from St. Amelia Parish in Tonawanda, New York gathered to celebrate Mass and enjoy a doughnut social to thank Sister Peggy Wetzel for her years of service as the director of their Parish Outreach Program. During her four and a half years, she worked with more than 100 volunteers who

World Humanitarian Day – Aug. 19

Aug. 19 is World Humanitarian Day — a day set aside to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, a day to lift up in prayer people affected by crises around the world. We encourage you to reflect upon