School Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
Main Number: 806-537-3182
Sr. Mary Michael Huseman, OSF
P.O. Box 906
119 Franciscan Way
Panhandle, TX 79068
The School Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis were founded in 1723 near Salzburg, Austria to educate and evangelize young people. Today we strive to mirror the beautiful work of our Foundress, Mother Maria Hyacintha Zechner, who first lived Franciscan spirituality and passed the Gospel way of life on to those in her care. The sisters have the privilege of working with children, youth, and families in the new evangelization in many capacities.
Resulting from a strong prayer and community life, a special emphasis in ministry is placed on the dignity of each individual, the theology of the body, and God’s great love for each soul. This is made possible through love for the Church, daily Mass, daily Eucharistic adoration, Marian devotion, and the spirit of Saint Francis.