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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. … Continue Reading

Oktoberfest 2014

Holy Family Academy Alumnae Committee & Sisters invite you to celebrate Oktoberfest. The event will take place on Oct. 26, 2014 at the White Eagle, Niles, IL. Advance reservations only. RSVP by Oct. 10. Click here to download a flier with details of the event.… Continue Reading

Sr. Bernadette: Dec. 10, 1916 – Sept. 14, 2014

Sr. Bernadette of the Immaculate Conception, Genevieve Pasek, 97, died Sept. 14 at Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Convent (Nazarethville), in the 83 year of her religious life. The wake for Sr. Bernadette will be held at 5 PM on Tuesday, Sept.… Continue Reading

Sr. Mechtilda: Feb. 19, 1911-Sept. 10, 2014

Sr. Mechtilda of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Josephine Rafalowska, 103, died Sept. 10 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent, Monroe, CT, in 88 year of her religious life. The wake for Sr. Mechtilda will be held 3-5 PM on Thursday, Sept.… Continue Reading

Sept. 10: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, This has been a full weekend in more ways than one. Spending the time in Texas with our Sisters in Grand Prairie is always a joy. And what a weekend. As I was preparing to write this reflection I was hesitant because I was having a hard time figuring out what a dinner with the members of the Serra Club, Discerning Women, Come and See folks, the Scriptures and a workshop on “Complaint Free World” had in Common.… Continue Reading

CSFN Gala: Denim & Diamonds

As we celebrate 130 years in the USA, we invite you our faithful friends, to be a significant part of this celebration. Please help us attain our goal of raising $130,000 to care for our aging sisters who have spent a lifetime caring for others.… Continue Reading

Sr. Daniela: St. Bernard’s new principal

Like many of our sisters, Sr. Daniela Bronka has just put a busy summer behind her and has an even busier fall unfolding before her. In May, Sr. Daniela received her master’s in Educational Leadership from Holy Family University, Philadelphia.  With 160 other CSFNs, she participated in the Province’s National Assembly in mid-July, and next on her docket – she packed and moved from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, where she recently started the new school year as the new principal at St.… Continue Reading

Sr. Faustina hits the ground running

Sr. Faustina Ferko has had a busy summer: Making her first profession of vows on June 15; starting her new job as director of youth ministry at St. James Parish, Arlington Heights, IL, on July 3; participating in the National Assembly July 12-14 in Philadelphia, and leaving July 19 for a mission week at the Catholic Heart Work Camp in Detroit Lakes, MN. … Continue Reading

Taking a Stance

The September Issue of Peace and Justice newsletter is here! Sr. Mary Annette Gailey, CSFN reflects on the risks in taking a stance. Click here to read and/or download the pdf copy of the newsletter.… Continue Reading

Dedication of the new Holy Family Academy in Pittsburgh

On Aug. 27, nine days after the first day of school at the new Holy Family Academy (HFA), the Most Rev. David A. Zubik, bishop of Pittsburgh, presided at the opening Mass and dedication. Some 80 students are enrolled in the inaugural class, slated to graduate in 2018.… Continue Reading