Community of Saint Frances Report

Submitted by: Pamela Magers, CSF

Submitted to: the 174th Diocesan Convention

The Community of St. Francis,
First Order Sisters of the Society of St. Francis (Anglican),
Province of the Americas

St. Francis House

3743 Cesar Chavez St.

San Francisco CA 94110

Companions in Franciscan Spirituality:  Ten Day Residential Immersion Programs in Franciscan Spirituality offered for women over 18.  The program includes studying Franciscan spirituality and living out that spirituality by sharing in our community life, worship, and ministry in the church and wider community. 

Companions in Franciscan Spirituality dates coming up in 2024:

Holy Week/Easter March 22-31

Summer July 12-21

Francistide Sept 27 – Oct 6

The Sisters of the Community of St. Francis have lived and worked at St. Francis House in the Diocese of California since 1974.  The chapel at St. Francis House, located in San Francisco’s Mission District, is the center of our worship life.  Guests are welcome to join us Tuesday through Friday for morning Eucharist (7:45-8:15 am) followed by breakfast.  St. Francis House has a guest apartment available for people looking for a place of retreat and quiet, or in need of accommodations for a time of rest, recreation, or education in the San Francisco area.  In addition to our Companions in Franciscan Spirituality Immersion Program three times a year, we also welcome women discerning a vocation to the Religious Life.

The Sisters go out from St. Francis House into the city of San Francisco where we have engaged in many types of ministries over the years, but with special concern for the poor, the marginalized, the homeless, and the sick.  Currently we are involved with ministry at Holy Innocents Church in San Francisco, the School for Deacons, and the Care Through Touch Institute. 

Facebook:  Community of St. Francis, American Province