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  • Aug. 21: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, While trying to put some things in order, I found a coin I had purchased a long time ago and used to keep it on my dresser. The coin was labeled “Inner Strength” and on the back these are the words: “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” (Kenji Myazawa) …Read More

  • Aug. 14: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, Have you ever heard the saying “The silence is deafening?” Many years ago when I was doing youth ministry and accompanied many a youth group skiing I would always be freezing. That is until I discovered cross country skiing. It was then in the silence of the forest that I realized the fullness …Read More

  • Prayer request for Iraq

    A Prayer Request From Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart “We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be.” USCCB on Solidarity Dear Brothers and Sisters, Peace and blessing to you. I pray this letter finds you all well. First, I wanted …Read More

  • Profile: Sr. Geraldine Wodarczyk

    For Sr. Geraldine, family remains the heart of her mission By Sr. Clare Marie Kozicki “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt “’How I wish that we could be of the mind, heart and spirit of the Church!’ I know that I am not quoting her exactly, …Read More

  • Unaccompanied minors refugee program at HFI

    At a community meeting last week, Holy Family Institute in Pittsburgh shared information about plans to provide temporary housing and support services to unaccompanied refugee children on its Emsworth campus. The text of the prepared remarks by Sr. Linda Yankoski, president and CEO of HFI, as well as links to related story, follow:   For …Read More