Bernardine Sisters of St. Francis

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The Bernardine Sisters of St. Francis are a Roman Catholic apostolic congregation of pontifical right, based in Reading, Pennsylvania.

It was founded in 1894 by Mother Veronica Grzedowska, a Polish nun from Zakliczyn, for the instruction of poor girls in the parish of Mount Carmel.

The congregation numbers more than 380 members; there are more than 50 houses (2010).

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