Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

International General Leadership

As the General Leadership of an international Franciscan congregation, we are responsible for ensuring that the members of the congregation and its ministries are oriented to the life of Jesus Christ and St. Francis.

It is the responsibility of the general leadership to consider and make decisions regarding the essential matters of the congregation. They are to have concern for the common welfare and for the individual sisters. It devolves upon them to vitalize the spirit and mission of the congregation and to preserve its unity. While remaining faithful to our tradition, they give prophetic vision to the future direction.

General Constitution, Article 162

The General Council

Here you see a group photo of our International General Leadership.

The General Council is elected by the General Chapter, which meets every six years. The General Council is the highest decision-making authority in our order. The Sisters elect their delegates to the General Chapter at an international level and these delegates represent the Sisters' interests.

The General Treasurer

Sister M. Beata Kapica, General Treasurer
and Ines Pleggenkuhle, Assistant Finance and Controlling

The General Administration is supported by

  • Ines Pleggenkuhle, Assistant - Finance and Controlling
  • Hildegard Benölken, Secretary
  • Alwin Fennenkötter IT-Administrator
  • Angelika Guss, Finance and Controlling


  • Marie Brandl