Community of St Francis (CSF), American Province

Introduction to the community

The Sisters came to the United States in 1974, and for over forty-five years we have engaged in many types of ministry, but with special concern for the poor, the marginalized, and the sick. We can be found among the homeless, immigrants, and people with AIDS; teaching student deacons and serving on diocesan commissions; providing spiritual direction and directing retreats. In all things we strive to be instruments of God’s love.

CSF Provinces worldwide

Contact details

415 824 0288

Address: St Francis House, 3743 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco, California 94110, USA


Community information

Date of foundation:
1905; in the US since 1974

Bishop Protector: Rt Revd Nedi Rivera



Elizabeth CSF, Corn of Wheat, Becket Publications, Oxford, 1981

Pamela Clare CSF, “The Early History of the First Order Brothers and Sisters of the Society of St Francis”, The Historiographer, Vol L, No 4, (Fall 2012), The National Episcopal Historians and Archivists and The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Third Order, Fellowship, Associates

Third Order

See separate entry.


Contact: Paul Ledwitz, TSSF Secretary for Associates SSF


Minister General: Sr Sue CSF

Minister Provincial: Maggie CSF
Assumed office June 2019


Pamela Clare



Members who have died since the last Yearbook:

18 Nov 2017 – Cecilia, aged 97, professed 49 years

7 Sept 2020 –  Ruth, aged 71, professed 46 years