St. Francis Province
Based in Redwood City, California, we are the St. Francis Province, better known as the Redwood City Franciscans. The Province stretches from the beautiful Northwest, through all of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Montana.
Continuing the early ministry in St. Francis Province a large part of our work today is with immigrants and impoverished communities. This ministry has a broad and diverse expression. Sisters and associates are involved in pastoral work, faith formation, peace and solidarity projects, health care, spiritual direction and retreat, education, literacy, elder care, job development, recovery programs, and many other spheres of ministry where we can serve in the spirit of Francis and Mother Magdalen.
Ours sisters work in the field of education, clinics, healing ministries that come out of alternative medicine, and many areas of social services. The diversity of ministries has directly affected our community life, as the sisters all have such different daily schedules. Because of our diverse ministries, prayer is richer and the desire to strengthen relationships is of great importance.