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August 14: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Have you ever heard the saying “The silence is deafening?” Many years ago when I was doing youth ministry and accompanied many a youth group skiing I would always be freezing. That is until I discovered cross country skiing.… Continue Reading

Prayer request for Iraq

A Prayer Request From Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart “We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be.” USCCB on Solidarity Dear Brothers and Sisters, Peace and blessing to you.… Continue Reading

Profile: Sr. Geraldine Wodarczyk

For Sr. Geraldine, family remains the heart of her mission By Sr. Clare Marie Kozicki “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt “’How I wish that we could be of the mind, heart and spirit of the Church!’ I know that I am not quoting her exactly, but these words of our foundress speak to me of the heart of my role—my working as a bridge between Bishop David A.… Continue Reading

Unaccompanied minors refugee program at HFI

At a community meeting last week, Holy Family Institute in Pittsburgh shared information about plans to provide temporary housing and support services to unaccompanied refugee children on its Emsworth campus. The text of the prepared remarks by Sr. Linda Yankoski, president and CEO of HFI, as well as links to related story, follow:   For the past 114 years, Holy Family Institute (HFI) has been in the forefront of solving some of society’s toughest problems for children, youth, and families.… Continue Reading

August 7: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Traveling to meetings does have its benefits, especially if you are traveling with someone else. During this latest ‘road trip’ I had the opportunity to take in the scenery and signs when I wasn’t driving or sleeping! I am always looking for a way to start my Wednesday reflection as well.… Continue Reading

Week-long retreat in Texas changes lives

By Sr. Emmanuela Le This summer, 22 young Vietnamese women, ages 17-26, from St. Joseph’s Vietnamese Catholic Church in Grand Prairie and Holy Family Catholic Church in Irving, spent a week at our convent for a Come-and-See retreat.  They wanted guidance in discerning their vocations, not necessarily only a vocation to the religious life.… Continue Reading

Remembering James W. Bolda, 1944—2014

“Who is this?” “This is your underling; is this my director?” And this is how we started our phone conversations for the past three years. These days, those phone calls are missed and when I recall them, I can’t help but smile.… Continue Reading

Province Assembly 2014

July 11-13, 2014, Philadelphia, PA Photos by Srs. Angela Szczawinska and Gabriela Duszynska [Show as slideshow] 12►… Continue Reading

Holy Family ranked 4th as a “Value All-Star” school

In Money magazine’s August issue, a special report on “Best College Values” ranked Holy Family University in the Top 10 as a “Value All-Star” (No. 4) and “Great Schools You Can Actually Get Into” (No. 6). Click here to read the whole story.… Continue Reading

Our Newest U.S. Citizen

Sr. Teresilla Kolodziejczyk is our newest U.S. citizen, taking the citizenship oath on June 3 at the gleaming Theodore Roosevelt Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn, NY. “On that day,” Sr. Teresilla says, “I officially be-came an American citizen not only in my heart, as it was in the beginning, but also legally.” She came to the U.S.… Continue Reading