The Mount St. Francis Franciscan Sisters are a group of strong, faithful and independent senior women who follow in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. Their home base, the Villa St. Francis can be found at 205 South Street overlooking the Hudson River. It is a wonderous facility that houses its congregation with 29 private residences, a chapel, a fitness center and a library along with many other amenities. Services of the ministry include elementary and secondary education, prayer groups, retreats and elder care. It also serves social, prison and pro-life ministries, teaches about HIV/AIDS and provides a homeless shelter and food for the needy. Visit its website for more information.