A Gift to Share

Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN, Public Relations Coordinator for the Nazareth Retreat Center, was featured in a video produced for the Laboure Society, an organization that, according to their website, “provides financial assistance and spiritual support to...

March 22: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends. In our daily lives, there are so many signs of God’s presence. The problem is that many times we just rush our way through the day and don’t pause to see the signs. This past Saturday was a time for me to stop and smell the roses. Our community had a...

Sr. Antonia Marie Cholodowski: Aug. 8, 1932 – March 21, 2017

Sr. Antonia Marie of Jesus (Joan Cholodowski), 84, died March 21 at Jesus of Nazareth Convent (Mount Nazareth), in the 67th year of her religious life. The wake will be Monday, March 27 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Mount Nazareth Convent, 2755 Holme Ave,...

‘I love being Catholic’

“I love being Catholic,” said Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN, during her recent presentation at the Dallas Catholic Youth Conference. Over 800 youth attended the event hosted by the Diocese of Dallas. CSFN Srs. Mary Paul Haase and Emmanuela Le were also there...

March 15: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends. Have you ever been in a situation where this thought came to mind: “Let us build three tents here; I don’t want to leave”? Well, I know I have had some wonderful experiences. The moments were special — I wished they would go on forever. When I...

Ministry Profile: Sr. Xavier Kozubal

The Privilege of Ministry by Sr. Xavier Kozubal Editor’s note: Sr. Xavier received a BA from Holy Family College (now Holy Family University) in 1966, an MA from Detroit University Mercy in 1968 and a PHD from the University of Maryland in 1975. She entered the CSFN...

“I want to be a Sister”

“I want to be a sister,” said the little girl who approached Sr. Lucille Madura, CSFN. Sr. Lucille had just arrived at the first full day of the HERE I AM LORD National Vocations Conference at St. Patrick’s Parish in St. Charles, IL and had taken her position at the...

Sr. Mariella Omilanowicz: Feb. 23, 1913 – March 11, 2017

Sister Mariella of Mary Immaculate (Frances B. Omilanowicz), 104, died March 11 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent, Monroe, CT, in 90th year of her religious life. The wake will take place from 3-5 PM on Thursday, March 16 and from 9-11:30 AM on Friday, March 17...