Peekskill Sisters Celebrate 150 Years

Maria Hayes Franciscan World

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. — A community of sisters that has worked alongside Holy Name Province friars for 150 years began its jubilee year celebration last month. The St. Francis Province of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart traces its beginnings to the mid-1860s, when the pastor of St. Francis Church on West 31st Street in Manhattan asked a community …