June 28: Wednesday Vocation Reflection

June 28: Wednesday Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Last week, we centered on the Eucharist and how we can be nourishment for others. As I was getting ready to write this reflection, I needed to go on some errands. While I was driving, I had my favorite radio station on: K-LOVE, a contemporary Christian...
A Picnic for Heroes

A Picnic for Heroes

by Rosemary Miklos, volunteer at Holy Family Manor  Why did the firefighters, the police and the paramedics cross the road? …to get to the “Heroes Appreciation Day! And did they ever come, both He-roes and She-roes! How did all this get started? Sr. Antonina...
June 21: Wednesday Reflection

June 21: Wednesday Reflection

Dear Friends, I recently saw a commercial on TV that really impressed me. The scene is a classroom, and it is lunch time. One young boy knows that his lunchbox is empty. He asks to be excused, so as not to be embarrassed, and goes out for a drink of water. When he...

MY PRAYER

“My Prayer” is a poem written by Sr. Frances Smalkowski who is featured in the June 2017 Ministry Profile.  The poem was originally published in “Prayers for Our Journey into God’s Love,” a prayer book distributed by St. John Paul II Center where Sr....
Growing Spiritually

Growing Spiritually

By Sr. Xavier Kozubal From time to time, we need to examine whether or not we are growing spiritually. Many of us were baptized shortly after birth and raised to believe in God and pray, but it takes effort and grace to develop a personal spirituality. Attending...
A ministry in the sky

A ministry in the sky

By Tammy Townsend Kise, Communications Director  It was June 2014 when Sr. Frances Smalkowski jumped out of the airplane and plummeted over 12,000 feet, her parachute opening about mid-way to the ground – an act most don’t associate with Catholic sisters, unless,...

June 14: Wednesday Reflection

Dear Friends, Inspiration can come from many sources. This picture for instance sparked a conversation with several people during this past week about uncertainty. I think we could all agree that our story of Salvation has been filled with uncertain situations. Think...

Nazareth Academy High School in Philadelphia names first president

Nazareth Academy High School (NAHS), a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Denise LePera as the Inaugural President of NAHS, effective July 10, 2017. Earlier this year, the Board of Trustees...

June 7: Wednesday Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, We just celebrated the Feast of Pentecost last weekend, a feast that brings with it a sense of enthusiasm, life, joy, faithfulness and energy. One of my favorite go-to books around this time of year is Joyce Rupp’s May I Have this Dance? Her “May”...