You may know one or more of our senior sisters and hold them in a special place in your heart. They were dedicated teachers, imparting Gospel values and high standards of academic excellence. They were respected nurses, they mothered orphans, and they were pastoral ministers, bringing the Eucharist to the homebound, along with a caring touch and a sympathetic ear. As true Franciscans, they joyfully served God with little monetary compensation, trusting that Providence would provide for their needs.
The impact of their work lives on in the hearts and minds of hundreds upon hundreds of people in the communities where they have ministered. Our senior sisters are an invaluable asset to our Franciscan community and have earned our heartfelt gratitude, respect and consideration.
We continue to recount the story that our congregation is self-sustaining, that we are not supported by the local diocese, nor by the Catholic Church in Rome. Our congregation is set up like your family in that we generate our own income and pay our own bills.
Several years ago, we established the Sarah Fund, which is intended to support our senior sisters. Please join us in the celebration of our sisters’ lifetime of service to those in need. Supporting our sisters in their senior years is a wonderful way of giving back for all the contributions they have made in the lives of countless others.
If you would like to contribute to The Sarah Fund, you may
- Donate Online via Network for Good
- Send a donation via mail to:
Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God
Attn: Sarah Fund
3757 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Your gift is crucial because it allows us to continue to care for our senior Sisters -including nursing, rehabilitative services and specialized care – as they continue to faithful serve and minister through presence and prayer.