Sr. Lydia Sekowski (1917-2015)

Sept. 11, 1917 – April 3, 2015 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,...

Sr. Gertrude Marie Wisniewska (1912-2015)

Oct. 27, 1912—March 25, 2015 Long-time teacher Sr. Gertrude Marie Wisniewski, 102, died on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation. In 2013, Sr. Gertrude Marie celebrated her 85th jubilee as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. The eighth of nine children, Sr....

Sr. Martina Lacny  (1930-2015)

March 21, 1930 – March 15, 2015 Sr. Martina Lacny died just six days shy of her 85th birthday. The eighth of 10 children, young Josephine Lacny grew up on the South Side of Chicago. The family was active at St. John of God Church and the parish school. After...

Sr. Aloysius Sabacinska (1913-2015)

January 16, 1913 – February 11, 2015 The second president of Holy Family University, Sr. M. Aloysius Sabacinska, 102, died on Feb. 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.  That’s also Charter Day at Holy Family, the day the university celebrates the signing of its...

Sr. Leona Mitra (1922-2015)

July 2, 1922 – Feb. 10, 2015 Born on the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady, Sr. Leona died quietly the day before the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, fitting bookends for one with her special devotion to Mary. Her room always had a large statue of Mary surrounded by...

Sr. Claudia Zielachowska (1917-2015)

March 19, 1917 – Feb. 3, 2015 In her Christmas greetings to family and friends last year, Sr. Claudia Zielachowska updated them on various health issues while advising them that she hoped she would be able to stand on her own and be able to walk the halls of Holy...