About Us

Locations of Our U.S. Groups

In addition to the following groups, we have a group called "distant daughters" made up of members who do not live close enough to an active group to attend meetings regularly. If you are interested in joining, but you don't see a group near you, please know that you do not have to be near a group to join. Please contact us with any questions.


  • Wilmington

District of Columbia

  • Washington, D.C.


  • North Florida
  • South Florida
  • West Coast

Gulf Coast

  • Gulf Coast area


  • Kansas City, KS area


  • Chicago - Elmhurst
  • Chicago - North Shore


  • Monroe


  • Minneapolis-St. Paul


  • Cape Girardeau
  • Dexter
  • Kansas City
  • Springfield
  • St. Louis


  • Bel Air
  • Bethesda


  • Boston area

New York

  • Brooklyn
  • Buffalo
  • Rochester

North Carolina

  • Durham


  • West Grove


  • Northern Virginia
  • Reston
  • Richmond

501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status

The St. Francis de Sales Association is a non-profit tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and the group ruling granted to the Unites States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB). View a copy of the group ruling determination from the IRS.

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St. Francis de Sales Association BrochureThe St. Francis de Sales Association was founded in France in 1872. It is a spiritual family made up of lay Catholics - single, married, or widowed - who choose to live their lives grounded in  the Gospel and according to Salesian teachings and virtues. We follow our “Gentleman Saint” along our journey towards God. Our motto is "Love is the fulfillment of the law." (Romans 13:10)

Please download a brochure to learn more about the St. Francis de Sales Association:

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How Does One Join the Association?

In today's fast-paced secular world, the St. Francis de Sales Association connects people on spiritual journeys locally and globally. Through reflection, prayer and community we seek a deeper relationship with God and a more active practice of love, attempting to live our lives more closely attuned to the profound words and life of St. Francis de Sales.

What are the requirements for applicants? 
The St. Francis de Sales Association receives Catholic women whether single, married or widowed, separated or divorced and not remarried, who are living according to the teachings of the Church.

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