Three prophetic women answered God's call to serve the immigrant population of St. Louis in 1901. They responded to the needs of Polish immigrants for education to empower them to be responsible and contributing citizens, as well as people of faith, loyal to their Church and to their heritage. Now, our Sisters respond to society's current needs in ministry that we might empower others. With a common heart, we commit ourselves to evangelize everyone, everywhere, everyway and to address global warming and other issues affecting our planet earth. The Canticle of St. Francis reminds us to be in right relationship with one another and with the earth. The Sisters, along with Franciscans nationally, work to inform and affect earth issues.