May 28: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Ah, ordinary time, nothing like it. I just wonder if it exists except for in the Church Calendar. It wasn’t an ordinary day on the Feast of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came down on the Apostles. There have been some pretty exciting representations of...

May 20: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, This is the season in which we get to experience Nature at its best and sometimes worst. Worst first… it is the season for tornadoes, earthquakes, and some tropical storms that can change into hurricanes. We need to be vigilant. Now for the Best. We get...

Two Religious Women Find Common Purpose

Sr. Linda Yankoski, CSFN, CEO of Holy Family Institute in Emsworth, PA, has a new friend and colleague in Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe, SSHJ, who ministers at St. Monica’s School in Gulu, Uganda. Recently, Sr. Linda accompanied Sr. Rosemary as her guest at the 6th annual...

May 14: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, This week we had the pleasure to celebrate 2 Sisters’ Birthdays. I was lucky enough to be able to pick up the food we had ordered for supper. The owner of the restaurant was happy to see me and threw in a bag of cookies. Then I told him we were...

Sr. Teresa Grabowski: Oct. 7, 1950 – May 12, 2015

Sr. Teresa of the Sprit of Love (Jane Marie Grabowski), 64, died May 12, 2015 at Jesus, Mary, Joseph Convent (Nazarethville), Des Plaines, IL, in the 49th year of her religious life. The wake for Sr. Teresa will be held at 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 14 at the...

HERE I AM, Lord (Genesis 22:1)

By Sr. Marita Ruppe I asked Sr. Mary Frances Przybylski if she would share some of her experiences in Ghana with me. She graciously accepted. Sr. Mary Frances recently spent three short months in Ghana helping Srs. Angelina Fąfara and Aneta Grychnik, native Polish...

Introducing Holy Family Service Corps

We are pleased to introduce the Holy Family Service Corps (HFSC) which launches a pilot program this summer at Holy Family Institute in Pittsburgh. Participants in the one-year service program will serve in various ministries at Holy Family Institute, which has served...

May 7: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, This past weekend I was in Philadelphia to do a project with the local vocation directors and young adults, Serving with the Sisters. We were helping to spruce up the Kensington area. There were about 70 of us and there was a great display of caring....

Sr. Regis shares her Nazareth Family history

By Sr. Clare Marie Butt Stories are what Sister Regis Wesolowski, now 91, has to share with her community, especially with those who can’t go back that far in memory. Now retired and volunteering at Nazareth Hospital, Sr. Regis spent many years teaching at Nazareth...