Sr. Eugenia Morkowska (1910-2015)

July 21, 1910—Oct. 1, 2015 A native Chicagoan, Sr. Eugenia Morkowska spent the last 54 years of her religious life in Texas, moving to Irving, TX, in 1961 to teach 8th grade at St. Luke School. For the July celebration of her 105th birthday, Texas sisters shared some...

Sr. Anita Pasternak (1923-2015)

Nov. 12, 1923—Aug. 31, 2015 A native of New Haven, CT, and the only girl in a family in a family with seven children, young Antoinette Victoria Pasternak enjoyed being spoiled by her six brothers. By the time she was in first grade, the Pasternak family had moved to...

Sr. Therese Marie Kubicki (1927 – 2015)

July 24, 1927—Aug. 21, 2015 The third of five children born to Joseph and Helen Kubicki in Erie, PA, young Therese received her name at baptism because her mother had great devotion to St. Therese the Little Flower. A native of Erie, PA, young Therese was unable to...

Sr. Annette Sliwa (1917 – 2015)

April 26, 1917 – July 16, 2015 Frances Theresa Sliwa, the fourth child of Andrew and Victoria who emigrated to the U.S. from Poland, grew up in Cicero, Il, a Chicago suburb.  From an early age, she was attracted to religious life by the example of the CSFNs who...

Sr. Kathleen Matuszewski (1949 – 2015)

March 8, 1949 – July 8, 2015 A Cleveland native, Sr. Kathleen Matuszewski was the sixth of eight children who grew up in a home that included her two babcias (grandmothers). Young Kathleen joined the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN) from Our Lady of...

Sr. Margaret Mary Machowska (1924-2015)

Nov. 12, 1924 – June 27, 2015 Anna Machowska first encountered the CSFNs at St. Joseph Parish School in Ansonia, CT, and soon the seeds of her vocation were planted. The sisters were excellent teachers, and Anna wanted to be like them. She spoke often to her...