Starting January 26th, PBS is showing a 3-part series called “A Path Appears.” Produced by Maro Chermayeff, an award-winning filmmaker, based on work of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (“Half the Sky”) talks about human trafficking in the United States. It uncovers the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations and the solutions being implemented to combat them.… Continue Reading
In talking with my former student Gail, she suggested I call this reflection the ‘MIDNIGHT TRAIN.’ Perhaps it is because I was sharing with her my first journey on AMTRACK from Chicago to Pittsburgh. It was definitely an adventure.… Continue Reading
Sr. Dorothy at home at St. Bart’s
By Sr. Danielle Jacob, CSFN
Albert Schweitzer once said:
“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
For many, just such a desire for a life of service is the motivation that leads them to consider a vocation to the consecrated life, to join a religious congregation.… Continue Reading
Sr. Dulciosa of the Sweetest Hearts of Jesus, Mary, Joseph (Eleonore Czerwiec), 88, died Jan. 19, 2015 at Jesus, Mary, Joseph Convent (Nazarethville), Des Plaines, IL, in the 60th year of her religious life.
The wake for Sr. Dulciosa will be held at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, Jan.… Continue Reading
For the second consecutive January, students from the Newman Club at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, spent part of their winter break with the CSFNs at their Provincialate in Des Plaines. Their week was spent in community and prayer with the sisters, and working alongside many of them on small-scale volunteer initiatives ranging from packing at Feed My Starving Children warehouse to visiting with elderly sisters at Nazarethville.… Continue Reading
Across the U.S., religious women and men are planning special events and celebrating their ‘regular’ calendar events in the spirit of the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life. For the CSFNs in Des Plaines, IL, the evening of Jan. 7 was one of those special events.… Continue Reading
Can you believe that the Christmas season is over and we are now in the ordinary time of the Church. If you are like me, I am not sure that anything is ordinary.
We just finished our Service Week with the students form the Allegheny College Newman Club and the week was anything but ordinary.… Continue Reading
Joseph P. Kochiss, a Connecticut native, retired schoolteacher and longtime member of the Association of the Holy Family, has recently published a well-received biography and sourcebook on St. Thérèse of Lisieux, A Companion to Saint Thérèse of Lisieux: Her Life and Work & The People and Places In Her Story.… Continue Reading
Sr. Elizabeth of the Divine Indwelling – Juliette Daher, 86, died on Jan. 8 in the 66th year of her religious life, at Our Lady of Loreto Convent (Holy Family Manor), Pittsburgh, PA.
The wake service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Jan.… Continue Reading