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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Sisters Statement on Proposed Plan for Former Property

SFAUPDATE: Letter to our Saint Francis Academy Alumnae

Recently, Penn Cove Group Capital shared proposed plans with the Whitehall Planning Commission, which was reported in the Post-Gazette South.  While we do not know what aspects from this proposal will make it into the final plans, we would like to reassure our Day Care families, friends and supporters that the Franciscan Child Day Care Center will remain on the property and continue to serve children and families in Pittsburgh’s South Hills.

As part of our ongoing dialog with Penn Cove, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God presently are exploring the possibility of a new building on the property for the Franciscan Child Day Care Center.  We are in the process of gathering and reviewing information to help us make a decision that is in the best interest of our children, families, and caregivers. As always, providing quality care and ensuring the well-being and safety of our children will be of utmost importance.

We remain grateful to those who have chosen to continue with us on our journey.  We will continue to share further information as it develops.  Please contact us at or 412-885-7232 if you have any concerns.