Sr. Rose Thelma Meckowska (1924-2014)

Jan. 1, 1924 – Oct. 6, 2014 The youngest of five children, Rose Meckowska brought in the New Year in 1924 in Palmer, PA.  Eventually, the family moved to Brooklyn, where young Rose was taught by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She attended the sisters’...

Sr. Rita Kathryn Sperka (1938-2014)

Jan.3, 1938 – Sept. 27, 2014 Sr. Rita Kathryn Sperka’s life in Nazareth took her from Philadelphia’s Bridesburg neighborhood to Torresdale in Philadelphia; Albano, Italy; Brooklyn and Wading River, NY; Washington, DC; Worcester, MA; Bridgeport, CT; Australia;...

Sr. Bernadette Pasek (1916-2014)

Dec. 10, 1916 – Sept. 14, 2014 Genevieve Pasek was a smart little girl, able to read the newspaper at age four, when she began school. Her family was very devout, praying together at meals and at night.  Genevieve attributed the seeds of her vocation to her parents...

Sr. Mechtilda Rafalowska (1911-2014)

Feb. 19, 1911 – Sept. 10, 2014 A native of Ansonia, CT and the second of eight children, Josephine Rafalowska attended St. Michael School in Derby, CT, graduating in 1926.  She joined the CSFNs in August that year, attending Nazareth Academy in Torresdale, PA.  In...
Sr. Gregoria Kozlowska (1910-2014)

Sr. Gregoria Kozlowska (1910-2014)

Sept. 5, 1910 – June 1, 2014 Clementine Kozlowska was the oldest child of Francis Kozlowski and Angela Stankiewicz, who met on the ship bringing them from Poland to the U.S. Family stories indicate that Angela wanted to enter religious life; instead, she and Francis...
Sr. Lillianne Murzyn (1916-2014)

Sr. Lillianne Murzyn (1916-2014)

Sept. 11, 1916—May 24, 2014 Sr. Lillianne Murzyn could trace her vocation back to a specific date and place: The Feast of the Presentation, Feb. 2, 1931, at St. Adalbert Parish in Whiting, IN. On that day, she had been “chosen with three other girls to serve at a...