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Corporate Ministries

“Sponsorship” defines the relationship of our congregation to our service organizations. These corporate ministries, now separately incorporated, continue the ministry originally founded and fostered by us. Sponsorship implies a public identification with the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi and our commitment to these corporate ministries and their missions. A mutual sense of responsibility and bonding exists between us.

As a congregation we sponsor nine corporate ministries. Each strives toward living out the mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in the specific work of its ministry.

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care  (St. Francis, WI) Serves as an international model day care for adults and children, committed to serve the most needy regardless of their faith, culture or ability to pay. The Center has two campuses serving clients on the north and south sides of Milwaukee.

Canticle Court, Inc. and Juniper Court, Inc. (St. Francis, WI)  Affordable housing and independent living for the older adult in a community environment, offering a variety of services including a noon meal in a congregate dining room and daily worship opportunities.

Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, WI)  Founded in 1937, Cardinal Stritch University is comprehensive and coeducational, serving students of all faiths and ages in four colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing.

St. Coletta’s of Illinois (Tinley Park, IL) Providing support and funding for special needs individuals in the areas of: Residential Care; Educational Programs; Medical Care; Religious and Pastoral Care; Vocational Services; Specialized Facilities

St. Coletta of Wisconsin (Jefferson, WI) Providing programs and services grounded in the values of respect, dignity, compassion and faith.  St. Coletta offers residential and vocational programs that embrace the concepts of independence, community inclusion and empowerment.

St. Elizabeth School (Baltimore, MD)  A middle and high school for students with special needs. Committed to an integrated program of excellence and “Specializing in Success, One Student at a Time.”

The Franciscan Center (Baltimore, MD) A center providing emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically poor in an effort to assist them to realize their self-worth and dignity as people of God.

Cardinal Cushing Centers   (Braintree and Hanover, MA) “When it comes to life there are no limits.”  Special education is ever-changing as new needs arise — we at Cardinal Cushing Centers (CCC), believe in providing opportunities for every individual to be as independent as possible. The 70-year anniversary clip on Franciscan values at CCC is inserted here.