Before they were martyrs…

…the CSFNs stationed at Nowogródek in the 1930s and ‘40s ministered to the people of the town, with liturgical life focused on prayer and Mass at the Fara, or white church, seen at the top of the first panel. On Aug. 1, 1943, Sr. Stella and her 10 companions...

Today is the World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Today is the second annual World Day against Trafficking in Persons, as declared by the United Nations and observed around the globe. We invite you to join the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in raising awareness of human trafficking and in continuous prayer...

July 29: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, On this feast of St. Martha (Happy Feast Day to all the Martha’s out there) our fearless Dream Team of Monroe traveled by boat to the Long Island town of Port Jefferson, NY. We had a wonderful day of laughter, fun, and relaxation. But we do have...

Sisters protest @ Planned Parenthood

Three members of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth – Srs. Monika Brulinska, Mary Paul Haase and Bernice Stobierski – participated in an anti-abortion rally on Tuesday, July 28, outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Fort Worth. Here’s a link to the story...

CSFNs greet Pope at Sunday Angelus

And he extends greetings to them as well! Sunday, June 19, was a welcome ‘day off’ for our sisters gathered in Rome for the 24th General Chapter of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. And many of them headed to St. Peter’s Square, to participate in the Pope’s...

July 23: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, It is good to be home and the gift of community is truly a blessing. I remember in days past after a long event etc., I would come home to an empty house and that was it, onto the next project. I really didn’t get a chance to savor the beauty of all the...

Sr. Annette Sliwa: April 27, 1917 – July 16, 2015

Sr. Annette of Mother of Perpetual Help (Frances Sliwa), 98, died July 16, 2015 at Jesus, Mary, Joseph Convent (Nazarethville), Des Plaines, IL, in the 81st year of her religious life. The wake for Sr. Annette will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, July 17 at the...

July 16: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, As I mentioned before, visiting with friends is Gift! There is much wisdom in listening and catching up with faith-filled friends. The other day I was sitting with my friend Sister Joan RSM and we were discussing different world issues. It is amazing how...