Like Francis of Assisi
and Magdalen Damen,
we trust God's goodness and providence,
living the Gospel in our time with gentle courtesy toward all creation.
are women choosing to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as Sisters of St. Francis
in the spirit
of our foundress, Magdalen Damen.
diversity of gifts is a power we choose to use for and with others because we
are sisters to all.
of our personal, communal, and national experience of history, sin, and grace,
we, as people of God, commit ourselves to human rights, ecological harmony, and
we live and serve, we contemplate the Word of God and call one another to
conversion of heart in order to transform unjust structures and to hear the cry
of the poor.
in God and open to risk, we walk with courage.
Stella Niagara Franciscans
international congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian
Charity, was founded in 1835 in the Netherlands by Mother Magdalen (Catherine)
of the congregation in the United States dates from 1874, when the first three
missionary Sisters, accompanied by General Superior Mother Aloysia Lenders,
arrived in Buffalo, New York.
Today there are 10 provinces with central
administration in Rome, Italy. The United States Provinces are located in
Denver, Colorado, Sacred Heart Province
Redwood City, California, St. Francis Province (Redwood
City ) and Stella
Niagara, NY, Holy Name Province. The United States provinces sponsor missions in
Chiapas, Mexico and Tanzania, East Africa. The Sisters of Stella Niagara
minister in New York, Ohio, West Virginia, New Jersey, New Mexico and Florida.
The sisters have launched a
common web site for the North American Provinces and mission. This can be viewed
at www.franciscanway.org. Donations
to Holy Name Province can be made on a secure page of the Franciscan Way Website
by clicking here.
A nine and a half minute video on the sisters is posted on YouTube.
Click here to view.
Good News (the newsletter of Holy Name Province)
here to download a PDF
version of the Spring 2013 Good News
Spring 2011 Good News
The Autumn 2010
Spring 2010 Good News
4421 Lower River Rd.
Stella Niagara, NY 14144
Provincial Office Email: