April/May 2005

Catholic Health Initiatives Honors The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia


On the Occasion of the Congregation's 150th Anniversary

Congratulations to the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia on 150 years of carrying on the traditions begun by St. Francis in the 11th century:
  • Faith in a God of love
  • Deeds of care and generosity
  • Care for all creation
  • Daring to live Gospel lives
The Catholic health ministry is blessed by the Sisters of St. Francis as they continue the legacy of Mother Francis Bachmann, who established the congregation’s first hospital and its tradition of caring for those in need. Our best wishes for a future as distinguished and inspiring as the Congregation's first 150 years of emphasis on God, self, others and creations.