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The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God in Pittsburgh, PA are downsizing to better serve the needs of their Sisters, ministries and neighboring communities.  While the Franciscan Child Day Care Center will remain at its current location, the Sisters administrative offices and residences will be relocated to more sustainable locations nearby in Pittsburgh’s South Hills.

“We have been blessed to be on Mount Providence for over 90 years, and now we are being called to journey forward to new spaces and places,” said General Minister Sister Joanne Brazinski.  “Looking realistically at our membership, our energies and our resources as we plan for the future, it is important for us to downsize our things and our space to best care for our senior members and fulfill our mission.  Our ministries will continue.  The Franciscan Child Day Care will continue to grow and thrive in its present location.”

While the former St. Francis Academy building will continue to serve as the home of the Franciscan Child Day Care Center, the future of the remaining 33-acre campus, 90-year-old motherhouse and other buildings has yet to be determined as the Sisters continue to collaborate with advisers, the National Religious Retirement Office and community leaders.

“God’s Providence has been with us throughout the many changes that have taken place in our history and we know that Providence continues to lead us,” said Sister Joanne.

The website will continue to be update as more information becomes available. Those with questions or concerns, should contact the Sisters at (412) 885-7232 or .