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  • March 25: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, As I write to you on this feast of the Annunciation I pray that your response to God will always be a ‘Yes’ like Mary’s. “Behold the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your word.” It is hard to believe that this Sunday is Palm Sunday, and next …Read More

  • Sr. Josephine’s student loan story

    Modern vocation challenge Sr. Josephine Garrett, a 2nd-year novice with the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN), is featured in an NBC-Philadelphia story on the challenge that significant student debt poses to young adult women and men considering a vocation to religious life. Find out how Sr. Josephine met this challenge with the …Read More

  • March 18: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, We are coming to the home stretch. It is already the 4th week of Lent. We are on the last ‘BE Attitudes’ shared by our Pope Francis’: “Be Joyful, Be Missionary, Be Merciful, Be Bridge Builders, Be Bold & Creative, Be Witnesses, Be Patient & Persevere,”  this week let us reflect on “Be …Read More

  • Profile: Sr. Adrianne Szczesna

    Sr. Adrianne retires with purpose By Sister Marita Ruppe It was 54 years ago that Sr. Adrianne Szczesna walked into a first grade classroom at St. Mary’s School, Worcester, MA, to begin what would be her life-long ministry — teaching God’s children. Sr. Adrianne has said that almost every day in school was enjoyable. However, …Read More

  • How she spent her spring vacation…

    …Working for CSFN vocation office! Verena Bonitz, an assistant professor of psychology at Lake Forest College, spent much of her spring break with our sisters in Des Plaines. She first encountered the CSFNs and Sr. Theresita Donach last year at a “Chicago’s Got Sisters’ weekend for women considering a religious vocation. Since then, she has …Read More