Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph


Called by God into the Fraternity of Francis, we live in Simplicity, Servanthood, and Joy, renewing the spirit of Mother Colette Hilbert, "In all things Charity."

Education Ministries

Remembering to teach as Jesus did, sharing the Gospel and living Gospel life…

The Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph serve in compensated or volunteer positions in the following places of education:

St. Stanislaus School, Chicopee, MA

St Stanislaus Candles-Education

St. Stanislaus Religious Education Program, Chicopee, MA

Hilbert College is a four year academic institution founded by the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph.  Sisters are members of the Board of Trustees.

St. Michael’s Academy, Springfield, MA


The Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph have created a high school program entitled Franciscan Studies Program: Lessons on Franciscan Spirituality through the lives of St. Francis, St. Clare and Colette Hilbert, FSSJ. Each component/year focuses on one of the four Third Order core values of humility, poverty, conversion and contemplation. The two-week components are all inclusive with complete lesson plans; readings from Francis, Clare and Colette Hilbert, Foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph (these can be substituted by readings of other founders/Franciscans); reflection questions; study of a Franciscan symbol; prayer service; suggested assessements and a bibilography.

To purchase of copy of the 117 page program in a binder for forty dollars ($40.00), please contact Sr. Jean M. Cherry, FSSJ at


Immaculata Academy was a sponsored institution of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph and was permanently closed on June 30, 2016.

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning June 30, 2016, all transcripts and employee records will be available through Nancy DiBerardino at the Diocese of Buffalo. The main phone number is 716-847-5504

Sister Jean Cherry, Administrator
Immaculata Academy

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