Sr. Gloria Czarniewicz: Sept. 27, 1926 – Aug. 20, 2016

Sr. Gloria of the Holy Spirit (Victoria Czarniewicz), 89, died Aug. 20 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent, Monroe, CT, in 65th year of her religious life. The wake for Sr. Gloria will take place from 3-5 PM on Monday, Aug. 22 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary...

Aug. 18: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Greetings from our new home in Monroe, CT. I am here with our sisters at a computer workshop and enjoy that as well as our home and Sisters. It is funny that last week I was speaking about the use of electronics. This week I have been seeing how we can...

Sr. Emmanuela leads Texas youth to WYD

Sr. Emmanuela Le, youth minister at St. John Parish, Fort Worth, TX, led 25 youth to the World Youth Day festivities in Krakow this summer. While in Poland, they connected with the youth group from a Garland, TX, parish. Our sisters in Illinois helped youth celebrate...

Sr. Madeleine is grateful – even for the bugs!

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) in Vietnam With several other sisters and lay volunteers, Sr. Madeleine Rybicki spent most of her summer in Vietnam at the Xuan Loc Seminary, continuing an English language program that is in at least its 6th year, begun...

Sr. Paula Rzentkowska: March 27, 1921 – Aug. 14, 2016

Sr. Paula of the Merciful Heart of Jesus (Marie Rzentkowska) 95, died Aug. 14, 2016 at Jesus, Mary, Joseph Convent (Nazarethville), Des Plaines, IL, in the 71st year of her religious life. The wake will be held at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the...

Aug. 11: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, The one thing I like as much as talking and driving all over creation, is have a lively conversation. One where you agree to disagree. Such has been my opportunity this week. Although many topics have been brought up and solved by us, there is one that...

Aug. 4: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Again this has been a very full week. Laughter, conversation and cooking have been reigning in our Nazareth home. Together with some friends from Allegheny College we prepared approximately 300 pierogi and stuffed cabbage for the World Youth Day here in...

World Youth Day comes to Des Plaines

While hundreds of thousands of pilgrims flooded into Krakow for World Youth Day in late July, a smaller band – 100 or so – traveled to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, IL, to celebrate locally – and to share in the papal Mass broadcast live in the...

Sr. Dolores Kazmierczak: June 11, 1922 – Aug. 2, 2016

Sr. Dolores of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Dolores Kazmierczak), 94, died Aug. 2, 2016 at Jesus, Mary, Joseph Convent (Nazarethville), Des Plaines, IL, in the 77th year of her religious life. The wake will be held from 2:30-7:00 PM, and a Prayer Service at...