Ministry to Individuals with Disabilities

Felician Sisters believe that all persons, as children of God, are created for a sacred purpose and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. In our ministries serving individuals with disabilities, we foster an environment that celebrates each person’s individuality and encourages their unique potential.

Felician School for Exceptional Children

Lodi, NJ

The Felician School offers a program for children with special needs, ages 3-21, with both classroom- and community-based instruction. We help students recognize their own potential by addressing their individual learning styles.

Our programs include:

  • Preschool, elementary and secondary education, including an extended school year
  • Community-based work program
  • Planning for post-graduate life

McGuire Memorial

New Brighton, PA

McGuire Memorial is a co-sponsored ministry of the Felician Sisters and the Diocese of Pittsburgh, serving children and adults, ages 3 to 65, with profound, multiple, complex disabilities; mild to moderate physical and developmental disabilities; autism spectrum disorders; and those who are medically fragile.

Our programs include:

  • A residential program for children and adults with profound, complex disabilities, who may be medically fragile
  • A day program for adults with profound, complex disabilities
  • An adult training facility, offering vocational training, life skills and paid employment opportunities
  • A respite care program for families
  • A community home program, offering private residential living for individuals with mild to moderate disabilities
  • The School at McGuire Memorial, a private school serving children with disabilities, ages 3-21

Serving where needed since 1874

Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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Provincial Information

  • Felician Sisters of North America is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
  • EIN 27-1282473
Felician Sisters of North America