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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 wante... Read More...
August 06, 2014

Province Assembly 2014

July 11-13, 2014, Philadelphia, PA Photos by Srs. Angela Szczawinska and Gabriela Duszynska Read More...
August 05, 2014

CREW 2014: We are F-A-M-I-L-Y!

The Vocation team’s 2014 CREW (that’s Community Rocks Everyone’s World) just battened down the hatches after another successful week of building community with high school students, college-age women and our sisters in Philadelphia. Theme fo... Read More...
July 03, 2014

Sr. Faustina's First Vows

On Sunday, June 15, Sr. Faustina Ferko made her first vows. The ceremony took place at the Des Plaines provincialate chapel. (Photos by Srs. Gabriela Duszynska and Angela Szczawinska) Read More...
June 23, 2014

Field Trip To Provincialate

Spring is the season for student field trips, and the CSFN Provincialate in Des Plaines is a popular destination for students from St. Frances de Sales School in Lake Zurich, IL, where Sr. Michael Marie Franzak is assistant principal and music teache... Read More...
June 11, 2014

NE Jubilarians celebrate

Memorial Day Weekend 2014 was particularly memorable this year for jubilarians in Monroe, CT. On Saturday, May 24, Srs. Rita Ashwell and Bernice Stobierski, both marking golden jubilees, were honored at Mass and a reception at Immaculate Heart of Mar... Read More...
June 04, 2014

S. Germaine celebrates 100 years

Sr. Germaine Grabowska and our Philadelpia sisters had plenty to celebrate during the first holiday weekend of the summer. Sr. Germaine turned 100 on Sunday, May 25, and the sisters were delighted to join in the fun. The cake was chocolate and vanill... Read More...
June 02, 2014

MMI governance workshop

Working hard over Memorial Day weekend Eighteen sisters gathered at Jesus the Good Shepherd Convent in Grand Prairie, TX, for the Sponsorship and Governance Workshop held May 24-25 over the Memorial Day Weekend. The workshop was sponsored by CSFN Mi... Read More...
May 30, 2014

May Crowning in Des Plaines

The Midwest group of The Association of the Holy Family gathered on Sunday at the Des Plaines provincialate for May Crowning. Photos by Sr. Angela Szczawinska Read More...
May 05, 2014

Celebrating Religious Anniversaries in Des Plaines, IL

Last Saturday was a day of celebration of anniversaries of religious life at the Des Plaines Provincialate. Twelve sisters surrounded by their religious family, their families and friends thanked God for 80, 75, 60, 50 and 25 years of life as Sisters... Read More...
May 01, 2014

CSFNs and John Paul II

CSFNs have numerous memories of numerous encounters with Saint John Paul II. Below is a gallery of pictures featuring some of them. Photos from the archives of Holy Family Province and the personal collections of our sisters.   Read More...
April 29, 2014

Memories of working in Vatican

Sr. Mary Bernard has fond memories of her 2+ years working in the Vatican From October 1991 to January 1994, Sr. Mary Bernard Wiecezak served as a secretary in the Vatican Secretariat of State, in the secretarial pool for Pope John Paul II. It wa... Read More...
April 27, 2014

Praying with Cardinal Wojtyla

In 1976, a few short years before his election to the papacy, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, Archbishop of Krakow, visited Chicago, which boasts the largest population of Poles outside Warsaw. Cardinal Wojtyla made the expected stops on this visit – ... Read More...
April 25, 2014

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, ... Read More...
March 29, 2014

Sr. John Paul professes first vows

Sr. John Paul's Bissonette made her first vows on Saturday, March 15. Photos by Srs. Gabriela Duszynska and Angela Szczawinska Read More...
March 18, 2014

CSFNs enjoy Taste of Grand Prairie

As members of the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, the CSFNs can sponsor a booth at the annual ‘Taste of Grand Prairie’ event. Here are some scenes from their first foray at the Taste. (Photos by Kathi Barth)   ... Read More...
October 23, 2013

TX sisters host Mass, reception for benefactors

  Sisters from across Texas recently joined with those at Jesus the Good Shepherd Convent, Grand Prairie, to host dozens of benefactors and friends for Mass and a brunch reception. Kathi Barth,... Read More...
October 22, 2013

Sr. Josephine, new CSFN novice

Postulant Toni Garrett began her novitiate on Sept. 21, 2013. As a novice she chose a new name - Sr. Josephine. Visit our small photo gallery. (CSFN photos) Read More...
October 09, 2013

New Affiliate joins CSFNs in Des Plaines, IL

  Barbara Alexander became an affiliate with the CSFNs last week. It's the first step towards religious life. Congratulations Barbara! Photos by Sr. Danielle Jacob Read More...
July 14, 2013

Nazarethville Ice-Cream Social

Nazarethville, the retirement and nursing home providing care for CSFNs and lay residents, welcomed hundreds of guests to its annual ice cream social on Sunday, June 30, in Des Plaines, IL. Check out our photo gallery... Read More...
July 01, 2013