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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New General Leadership Team Elected

Incoming and Outgoing Leadership: Sisters Janet, Joanice, Neide, Rute, Joanne, Maria Goretti, Maria José, and Adriana.

Peace and Every Good!  Paz e Bem!  The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God are blessed to announce our newly elected General Leadership team who will take office on July 1, 2021.

Rute Almeida Guimarães – General Minister

Sister Adriana Duarte, OSF Assistant General Minister

Sister Janet Gardner, OSF, General Councilor

Sister Sister Joanice dos Santos, OSF, General Councilor

Sister Neide Teixeira, OSF, General Councilor

Elected during the Congregation’s 23rdd General Chapter held May -15 in São Paulo, Brazil, the General Leadership Team oversees the mission, ministries, and outreach of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God.  Thank you, Sisters, for answering the call to leadership! 

We also would like to take a moment to thank our outgoing Council members for their faithful leadership and service during one of the most challenging times of our 99 years as Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God: General Minister Sister Joanne Brazinski, Assistant General Minister Sister Maria José da Conceição, and Sister Maria Goretti Avanzi. (Sisters Rute and Janet also served on this council).