Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia

Name of Congregation: Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia

Active or contemplative: Active

What is the timeframe your congregation served the Diocese of Arlington?

What type of ministry did your congregation carry out in the Diocese of Arlington? 
DRE/spiritual formation

Describe the charism of your congregation:

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia are a community of Catholic women religious who commit their lives to God as followers of Saints Francis and Clare.

We strive to live in loving relationship and service with all people and creation. We are dedicated to bringing hope and joy to those in need by promoting justice and peace with emphasis on human rights and environmental concerns in our daily encounters.

Institutions in the Diocese of Arlington in which your congregation served, primarily:

  • St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Arlington
  • St. Mark Parish, Vienna

Religious from your congregation who served for a significant amount of time in the Diocese of Arlington:

Sr. Anne Jordan, OSF, served as DRE and/or Director of Spiritual Formation at three parishes from August 1989 to September 2007.

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