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Sponsored Institutions

The ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis welcomes all of God's people as sisters and brothers. It is for this reason that sponsorship of institutions by the Congregation has long been established as an expression of mission. In a spirit of collaboration, sponsorship channels, extends and strengthens ministry. Sponsorship provides a strong base to serve unmet needs, to influence public policy, to share and teach Gospel values and to influence and effect needed change. The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis have four Sponsored Institutions and one Partnership Ministry:


Trinity High School

Garfield Heights, Ohio |

(Originally called St. Joseph Academy then Marymount High School)
Supported by Franciscan values, a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, and the Pre-Professional Internship Program, Trinity High School educates young women and men in grades 9-12 to become compassionate servant leaders, critical thinkers, and life-long learners.


Regina High School

Warren, Michigan |

Regina High School, a Catholic school, responds to the call of Jesus Christ to love and serve God and neighbor. The school is dedicated to nurturing and upholding Christian virtue and academic excellence and aspires to a mission of promoting the moral-spiritual, intellectual-physical, and personal-social growth of young women who face the challenges of the 21st Century.


Bartlett Learning Center, Inc.

Wheaton, Illinois |

Our mission is to assist learning and developmentally disabled youth and adults to become self-sufficient and self-directed, in personal growth, general health, education, social and emotional well-being and functional living skills.


Marymount Health Care Systems

Garfield Heights, Ohio |

Marymount Health Care Systems, Inc., serves as a special member of Marymount Hospital, and is the parent company of The Village at Marymount. In recent years the community has expanded its health care ministry to senior care facilities. Today The Village at Marymount in Garfield Heights, Ohio, provides independent and assisted living, and long term, memory and skilled care.

In the 1970s, a number of the Congregation's institutions were sold or transferred to local organizations for continued operation. Other institutions the Congregation continued to sponsor were separately incorporated and began to function under the direction of Boards of Trustees/Directors.

Changes continued for the community and in 1990 one centralized governance structure replaced the former three provinces and two regions. Central Service Offices were relocated to Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and the convent there is once again known as St. Joseph Motherhouse.

The Congregation continues to be involved in ministries where witness to Gospel values furthers the mission of Jesus and our Franciscan heritage and fulfills the original commitments of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis. The needs of the Church and the people who are served still guide the ministry choices and development of new ventures in ministry.

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