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  • Heart Thoughts…

    …On the Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis to All Consecrated People on the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life By Sr. Barbara Jean Wojnicki “This Year of Consecrated Life challenges us to examine our fidelity to the mission entrusted to us.” “The same generosity and self-sacrifice which guided your founders must now inspire you, …Read More

  • April 30: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, This past week has been a full one and here I am again to reflect with you. During my many journeys this past week I was fortunate to spend some time with the Vocation Directors of Region 7. We were blessed to spend part of the day in prayer. I truly thank God …Read More

  • Sr. Louise Jurewicz (1914 – 2015)

    March 7, 1914 – April 15, 2015 The second child of Polish immigrants Adolph and Anna Jurewicz, Louise (called Lonia) was born in Simpson, PA, in the northeast of the state at the northern edge of coal country. Louise, her parents and older brother John soon welcomed Stanley, Sophie and Anthony into the family. Sophie, …Read More

  • April 23: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, With all the wonderful things that are happening in the world of vocations, it is sometimes hard to focus on what I should share with you. I will tell you one thing, God is speaking to many hearts out there. They just need someone to talk to/be present to them. And as you …Read More

  • Sr. Lydia Sekowski (1917-2015)

    Sept. 11, 1917 – April 3, 2005 Father, I put my life in your hands.  That psalm response from the Good Friday liturgy had special meaning at Holy Family Manor in Pittsburgh this year, where Sr. Mary Lydia Sekowski had died that morning, surrounded by caregivers, sisters, and friends. She had celebrated laughter, love and …Read More