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In 1946 two Sisters left Allegany, NY to open a school in Pires do Rio, Brazil. To this day, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany continue to staff schools. They are also involved in the ministry to the sick, in social and pastoral work, leadership training and spiritual direction.




In 1965, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany responded to the needs of the poor in Bolivia. The Good News of the Gospel continues to be the focus of our Sisters’ ministry in this beautiful mountainous country.




The needs of the people in the United States have been near and dear to the hearts of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany since 1859. Our Sisters serve from Massachusetts to Florida in hospitals, homes for the aged, schools, and social and medical centers for the poor and homeless.




The educational needs of the Jamaican people have been met since 1879. We founded St. Joseph Teachers’ College and continue to minister in several educational facilities and centers that serve spiritual, social, and health needs of the people of Jamaica.



We Create a Special World Together

The St. Elizabeth Mission Society was established in 1947 as a way to help fund Franciscan Sisters’ mission activities at home and abroad. We hope to bring the mission work of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany closer to the American people and to provide permanent support for their ministries.


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