Mission Statement of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity Sacred Heart Province

Awake to the transforming love of God throughout creation, we compassionately serve all as sister and brother by our contemplation, presence, forgiveness, hope and joy.

- Adopted June 2012
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Sisters of St. Francis
5314 N. Columbine Rd
Denver, CO 80221

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Sacred Heart Province

"We are Sisters of St. Francis, a community of minores, rooted in the Gospel. We are changed continually in contemplative stillness to live simply, to trust serenely and to treat all creatures with gentle courtesy."

Sacred Heart Province Charism Statement

Ministering and dwelling among God's people in the Midwestern states of Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota (among others), we are women committed to living out the gospel in these times of global shift. We are called by the Spirit to cross frontiers of culture, language, and belief to spread the Good News of God's love for all people, wherever the needs are greatest. 

We live in community, cherishing the diverse gifts of each sister. We are multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-talented! Emerging from the depth of contemplative prayer we welcome the Spirit's guidance in our lives as we co-create a world that ever more honors and builds up all people and the earth, with their needs, gifts, and dreams for the universe.

Sacred Heart Province Ministries

The Sisters of St. Francis have impacted many lives throughout Colorado, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Today, ministries include working with Native Americans, peace and justice issues, prison inmates, the homeless and poor, orphans and HIV/AIDS victims in Vietnam, minorities, providing assisted living care for the elderly and disabled adults, and pastoral care.

It is through the ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis that the poor and underprivileged receive compassion and care.

Visit the links below to learn more about our ministries. 

Marian Residence 
The Marian Residence, originally a residence for student nurses, now provides a home and retirement residence for our elderly sisters. 

Marycrest Assisted Living
Marycrest Assisted Living is a caring, unique community located on the Marycrest Campus serving the diverse needs of seniors and physically challenged. 

Outreach Ministries
A number of the Sisters work individually in ongoing capacities with other community organizations that serve people in need, including Centro Bienestar San Jose and Bridging Hope

Saint Francis Home 
Located on the Pine Ridge Reservation, the Saint Francis Home provides a caring home for abused and neglected Native American children. 

Wisdom Center
An individual ministry of our Sister Macrina Scott, offering programs in spirituality for the second half of life. "Reaching toward the future, rooted in the past." 

Franciscan Retreat Opportunities 
Various retreats and contemplative prayer opportunities..