Sponsored Ministries

CSFN Mission & Ministry, Inc.

CSFN Mission & Ministry, Inc. (MMI) was established on May 1, 2007, but its roots extend back to the late 19th century when the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN) first came to the United States and began serving families in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and soon after in other areas of the United States.

The sisters founded hospitals, schools and orphanages, most of which continue as sponsored ministries of the CSFNs today.  When the CSFNs consolidated what had been five U.S. provinces into Holy Family Province (USA) on May 1, 2007, they organized MMI to provide congregational oversight over these works and ensure the furthering of the ministry of Jesus Christ to all people in the tradition of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

MMI is the vehicle and means by which the Sisters remain in close relationship with and committed to the sponsored ministries in order to ensure their continuity in meeting the needs of the people of God and in the furthering of the mission entrusted to them. Sister Loretta Theresa Felici, MMI president, explains that the MMI structure “helps us to make concrete our Nazareth mission to aid and support families in all areas of life—particularly in education, social services and healthcare.”

“In our role as steward, we are called to have significant influence over these ministries in order to fulfill our canonical responsibilities in the Church, Sister Loretta Theresa says. “We are privileged to serve as sponsor of these organizations, collaborating with the Church in the extension of the kingdom of God’s love among all peoples.”

MMI Organizations


Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA

Founded in 1954 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth as Holy Family College, Holy Family University is a comprehensive four-year university headquartered in Philadelphia.

Website: http://www.holyfamily.edu



Nazareth Academy Grade School, Philadelphia, PA

Nazareth Academy Grade School is committed to promoting academic excellence by creating an environment of love which motivates each student to grow and develop to his/her full potential.

Website: http://www.nazarethacademy.net


Nazareth Academy High School, Phialdelphia, PANazareth Academy High School, Philadelphia, PA

In a family-centered environment, we strive to encourage each student to reach her full potential and to accept the challenges of life with integrity and dignity.

Website: http://www.nazarethacademyhs.org


Social Services

Holy Family Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

Holy Family Institute operates numerous facilities throughout Allegheny and Armstrong Counties in western Pennsylvania.

Website: http://www.hfi-pgh.org



Holy Family ManorThe Community At Holy Family Manor, Pittsburgh, PA

The Community at Holy Family Manor (CHFM) is the umbrella corporation for the three programs that operate on the campus of Mt. Nazareth Center:  Holy Family Manor Personal Care Home, Mt. Nazareth Learning Center and Nazareth Housing Services.

Website: http://chfmanor.org


Senior Services

St. Leanard's Home, Altoona, PASt. Leonard’s Home, Altoona, PA

Licensed personal care facility for 28 residents. St. Leonard’s Home has provided elder care in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown since 1947.

Website: http://www.stleonardshome.org




Trinity Mother Frances, Tyler, TXCHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics, Tyler, TX

Founded in 1937. Merger of Mother Frances Hospital with Trinity Clinic, east Texas’ preferred multispecialty medical group, in 1995 to form one of nation’s first integrated health care system. In 2016, Trinity Mother Frances merged with CHRISTUS Health. 

Website: http://www.tmfhs.org


Retreat Houses

Spiritual Life Center, Monroe, CTRetreat Houses

The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth operate two retreat houses: Villa Immaculata House of Prayer on Long Island in Riverhead, NY, and Nazareth Retreat Center in Grand Prairie, TX.

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