Advent reflections on family life today

In December 2013, Sr. Theresita Donach, who now serves as our national vocation director, was asked by Family Innocence founder Michelle MacDonald, to share her reflections on the Holy Family and Advent. Family Innocence is a non-profit organization based in...

Sr. Patrice Feher (1931 – 2016)

For 47 years, Sr. Patrice Feher served the students of Holy Family University (HFU) in Philadelphia, first as a history professor and later as the Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Services. Yet, her ministry extended far beyond teaching and...

Dec 7: Weekly Vocation Reflection

      Dear Friends, In this second week of Advent, I want to share with you a poem by Jan Richardson that one of our sisters shared during Saturday’s day of reflection with Fr. Richard Fragomeni. Here you go:       Blessing in the Chaos...

Nov. 30: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Ah, Advent has started as well as all the special shopping days like Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. Just 25 more days till Christmas — the preparing and party planning has begun. As for me, I am hoping to spend some retreat time...
Advent message for our Nazareth friends

Advent message for our Nazareth friends

Sister Barbara Jean Wojnicki, provincial superior for the Holy Family Province of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, offers a reflection for all our Nazareth friends as we enter Advent.  To view the video, please click here....

Nov. 23: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, As I am writing this reflection, I am at a friend’s home and the preparations for Thanksgiving have begun.  But, there is also another event — one that will take place on Sunday: the first Sunday of Advent. Both need serious preparation, if...

Sister Barbara Jean shares her Advent Letter

Click here to watch the video of Sister Barbara Jean Wojnicki reading her Advent Letter.   You will see the message: “This is a private video.” Please enter the password CSFNadvent in the space provided to access the video.  The password is...

Sr. M. Salvatore (Hedwig) Samko (1920 – 2016)

Hedwig Samko, called Agnes by family and friends, was born in Worcester, MA on August 20, 1920. She, along with her twin sister Frances, were the daughters of Joseph and Stephanie (Moszczynska) Samko. The baby girls were welcomed home by their older brothers Alphonse...

Honor our Foundress on her feast day

Nov. 21 is the feast day of Bl. Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd (Frances Siedliska), who founded the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth on the first Sunday in Advent, 1875.  Frances was born to affluent, landowning parents – Adolf and Cecilia Siedliski –...