Peace and Every Good

“We are a congregation of active women religious who have chosen to live the Gospel simply and plainly in the footsteps of Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi. Our Sisters invite you to explore these pages and learn more about us, how we live, what we believe, and how we dedicate our lives to God through serving God’s Church and God’s people.”

-Sister Joanne Brazinski, OSF


INSPIRED by Francis of Assisi to follow Jesus Christ in total responsiveness to the Providence of God. WE EMBRACE the evangelical life in community, striving to live the poverty of Jesus Christ and to proclaim peace in the joy of the Spirit.

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Pittsburgh Motherhouse Property Update

Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God – Penn Cove Group Capital Joint Statement concerning the Motherhouse Property in Pittsburgh, PA


The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God have owned the property at the corner of Grove and McRoberts Roads in Whitehall for 93 years. Desiring to be good stewards as they plan for their future, they are selling this land to Penn Cove Group Capital.

To date, this land has been the home for the sisters, the site of the former St. Francis Academy and has offered for many spiritual refreshment through the hermitages and programs of the Franciscan Spirit and Life Center.  Faithful to their charism and conscious of their mission in the Church, the Sisters witness to the Kingdom by their lives of service.

This site is the present location for the Franciscan Child Day Care Center and offices for the Vicariate 2 of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, which will both continue at this location.  The Sisters will also continue their various other ministries. Values that have been important to the sisters are shared by the new owner of the property – preservation of the green space, respect for the wild life, and a sense of the sacred.  Some of the sisters will continue to reside at the site while others have taken up residence in other locations. The administration offices of the congregation have also been relocated.

Penn Cove Group Capital would like to thank the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God for the opportunity to collaborate on the project. The Sisters have treated this property with respect for the past 93 years, and PCG Capital will continue to honor the traditions of the Sisters being a good community steward.


For more information about the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, please visit

Questions concerning the Sisters and ministries: Robyn Moeller at (412) 885-7232 or

For more information about Penn Cove Group Capital, please visit

Questions concerning the property or PCG Capital: Tara Friedl at (724) 514 -7012 or

(Click Here for Printable Version of Statement)