Founded in 1874, the School Sisters of St. Francis is an international Franciscan community of more than 1,200 sisters and associates. The organization serves with educational, prayer, healing, social and pastoral ministries in Europe, Latin America, India and the United States. It offers scholarships to students in high schools and colleges. The School Sisters of St. Francis provides care for senior citizens in retirement facilities and nursing homes. The organization offers a home, spiritual formation and loving care to orphans. Its unit, Alfons Gallery s gift shop sells a variety of art objects, original cards and paintings, as well as jewelry items. In addition, the organization offers housing options for girls from rural villages. The School Sisters of St. Francis is located in Milwaukee.