Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister Sherrey Murphy

General Superior


I am Sister Sherrey Murphy, General Superior of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. My home is in the mid- western part of the United States, in South Dakota.

Prior to entering our congregation I studied nursing. After completing my initial studies in nursing, I taught for two years in a school of nursing. In 1965, I joined the community of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. I have enjoyed a variety of assignments both within various hospitals of our Congregation and in service of the Sisters.

I had the privilege of serving as a General Councilor for our congregation, from 1994- 2006. Since 1994, I have been living in Münster, Germany. The opportunity to meet our Sisters worldwide and to work together with them is an enriching and life-giving experience for me. It is a privilege for me to serve the sisters of our community in the service of leadership.

I have been reelected General Superior at the General Chapter 2012.