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Some CSFN memories of April 23, 1989

Many of our sisters from around the globe, particularly from the U.S. and Poland, were at the Vatican on April 23, 1989, for the beatification of Bl. Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd (Frances Siedliska), foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Here are a few of those memories, with a link …Read More

A Sacred Moment

Reflection on my experience in the presence of Pope John Paul II April 23, 1989.  Rome, Italy Sr. Jude Carroll, CSFN “The Holy Father will come to you.”  With those words, M. Celeste Slowik left me sitting at the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica as she went to find her own seat for the Mass …Read More

April 17: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, We are about to enter into the holiest of our seasons – our Paschal Triduum. My prayer is that with all our busy schedules we take the time to reflect on the mysteries of these next three days. This is what we are all about. Dying and rising, and bringing life to those …Read More

Message from Sr. Barbara Jean

A video message from Sister Barbara Jean on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Beatification of Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd. …Read More

Sr. Marie Rose Kotz: Aug. 30, 1924-April, 12, 2014

Sr. Marie Rose of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Rosalia Kotz, 89, died on April 12 in the 73rd year of her religious life, at Our Lady of Loreto Convent (Holy Family Manor), Pittsburgh, PA. The wake service will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 15 at Holy Family Manor Chapel, 301 Bellevue …Read More

April 10: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, It is hard to believe we are reaching the end of Lent. Sunday’s readings speak about death and rising. We are getting ready for Holy Week. Although those themes are most appropriate for reflection, I want to share something else with you. I had the wonderful privilege of doing a Busy Student Retreat …Read More

Encountering our Earth

New issue of the Peace and Justice newsletter can be found here. …Read More

April 3: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, You may be familiar with the saying that ‘God created us in His image and likeness and we returned the compliment.’ If you look around today you can see that we have created God in own image and likeness. God does not see as we do. We may look at status, power and …Read More

Five Texas families inducted into Association

The Association of the Holy Family recently inducted five families into the ranks of the Texas associates following a Sunday Mass at Jesus the Good Shepherd Convent, Grand Prairie. Sr. Virginia Rozich, Province liaison to the Association, noted, “It was a wonderful celebration of family. The families and sisters enjoyed a meal and wonderful conversation while …Read More

March 26: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Can you imagine a world where NO ONE complains! I bet Moses would have packed his bags and said Shalom my friends, I’m off to another place. We see from the beginning of time that complaining is part of the fiber of our human nature. So what can we do about it? Today …Read More