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Founded in 1859, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany serve in the United States, Jamaica, Brazil, and Bolivia, to share the Gospel and Franciscan values.


The Congregational Archives is dedicated to organizing, preserving, and sharing the history of this remarkable group of women.


Explore the headings below to learn more about the Allegany Franciscans!

Finding Aids

Search our selection of resource indexes for information.

Oral History

Listen to the sisters' stories, in their own words.

Heritage Room

Explore the exhibits on display in the Heritage Room at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse.

The Ministries

Learn about the schools, hospitals, missions, and other ministries in which the Allegany Franciscans have served.

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