St. Leonard responds to Pope Francis

The residents of St. Leonard’s Home were hard at work this summer, pulling together to respond to Pope Francis’ call to care for the poor. Sr. Cynthia Meyer, executive director of St. Leonard’s, reports that the Home sponsored two “baby...

Heart Thoughts…

…On the Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis to All Consecrated People on the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life By Sister Barbara Jean Wojnicki “This hope is based…on the One in whom we have put our trust (2 Tim. 1:2), the One for Whom ‘nothing is impossible’...

Sr. Anita Pasternak: Nov. 12, 1923 – Aug. 31, 2015

Sr. Anita of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary – Antoinette Pasternak, 91, died on August 31 in the 74th year of her religious life, at Nazareth Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. The wake service for Sr. Anita will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 3 at Jesus of...

Aug. 27: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Summer is rapidly coming to a close and it is time for some things to wind down and other familiar things to start up again. I find this time to be like New Year as we get to start over after a different type of schedule. And so we plan. What can I do...

Join Pope Francis: Pray for the Care of Creation on Sept. 1

Pope Francis has added a new World Day of Prayer to the Catholic calendar: Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, joining Orthodox Christians who have observed the Sept. 1 Day of Prayer since 1989.  Click here to read more....

Sr. Therese Marie Kubicki: July 24, 1927 – Aug. 21, 2015

Sr. Therese Marie of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary – Therese Kubicki, 88, died on August 21 in the 71st year of her religious life, at Our Lady of Loreto Convent (Holy Family Manor), Pittsburgh, PA. The wake service will be held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday,...

Aug. 20: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Ah, home at last after a long summer of travel and meeting different people and participating in various activities. What a wonder and pleasure life holds in store for us. Now some time to reflect and to catch up on some pressing items. Of all the people...

A Vietnamese Experience

By Sister Barbara Sudol During June this year, four Sisters and three lay people traveled to St. Joseph Seminary, Xuan Loc, Vietnam, to teach English to about 140 seminarians, ages 21 to 30. Srs. Barbara Sudol; Julianna Tran, facilitator of the program; Michele...

Profile: Sr. Michelle Bremer

Ministry profile: Sr. Michelle serves as jail chaplain, a ‘wounded healer’ For 20 years, Sr. Michelle Bremer has served as a full-time chaplain at the Suffolk County Jail on Long Island, NY — where MSNBC taped summer episodes of its popular series, “Lockup.” In...

Aug. 13, 2015: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Well friends, I didn’t get a chance to see the Show but it was certainly “Hot in Cleveland” this past weekend, where I was able to spend my Sunday at Fest 2015. Besides the temperature the Spirit was aglow in all the wonderful people who came to this...