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Ramona Miller delivered the keynote address for four days during the International Franciscan Conference in Assisi, Italy, based on the Four Core Values of the Franciscan Tradition.

Sister Joan Brown was recently featured in the Global Sisters Report regarding the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change. Here is the link:

A First! A visit from distant relatives of Mother Alfred: Gerard and Margit Moes
This article appeared on page 1 of the Rochester Post-Bulletin in the May 27-29, 2017 Weekend edition:

And on ABC6 News: Grandnephew of Mother Mary Alfred Moes Visits Rochester:

Here are scenes from their visit: A tour with S. Alice Thraen, including the Clare Chapel; presenting S. Marilyn with a gift for the Congregation; visiting the grave site of Mother Alfred.

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Cokie Roberts visits with Sisters at Saint Marys Hospital Convent. She is a trustee at Mayo Clinic and asked to meet with some of the Sisters of Saint Francis. The article "For perspective on values, journalist/trustee goes straight to the source" appeared on the Mayo "In the Loop" blog on May 26, 2017.

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Cojourner Marty Cormack honored with KAAL-TV's "Pay it Forward" Award:

Sister Ellen Whelan was asked by the Library Committee at Charter House to host a talk on June 8th about the Sisters' Stories books she authored.

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