Corporate Ministries

The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi sponsor nine corporate ministries located in Wisconsin, Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The ministries serve those with physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities, seniors in need of affordable housing, and students seeking a values-centered education in the Franciscan tradition.  

For more information about our corporate ministries, click on the links below.


St. Coletta of Wisconsin

St. Coletta of Wisconsin, Jefferson, Wis. provides residential, day, pastoral care, and vocational programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other challenges. Founded 1904.


St. Coletta's of Illinois

St. Coletta's of Illinois, Tinley Park, Ill. provides residential, educational, vocational, medical, and pastoral care programs to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded 1949.


St. Ann Center

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care,  two sites in Milwaukee, Wis. Intergenerational day care for children and adults. Founded 1983.


Cardinal Stritch University

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wis. provides values-centered education rooted in the Franciscan tradition. Founded 1937.


Canticle Court - Juniper Court Logo

Canticle Court and Juniper Court, St. Francis, Wis. These are two separate ministries that provide affordable housing and independent living for older adults. Founded 1987 and 1994.


St. Elizabeth School

St. Elizabeth School, Baltimore, Md. Elementary, middle and high school.  Special needs school serving students with intellectual, emotional and physical disabilities. Founded 1961.



Cardinal Cushing Centers

Cardinal Cushing Centers, Braintree and Hanover, Mass. provide residential, vocational, educational, day programs, and supportive care for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded 1947.


Franciscan Shore

Franciscan Shore, St. Francis, Wis. Assisted living residence for seniors on the grounds of St. Francis Convent along the Lake Michigan Shore. Officially established in 2024.

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