Dec 6: Weekly Reflection

Dear Friends, Happy feast of St. Nicholas! Hope you remembered to put your shoes out for him to fill, as tradition tells us! This feast usually comes at the beginning of Advent, and it always reminds me how we are given the gift of this special time of reflection....

Sr. Bernadette Medrzyk: Feb. 25, 1920 – Nov. 30, 2017

Sr. Bernadette of the Sacred Heart (Irene Medrzyk), 97, died Nov. 30, 2017 at Jesus, Mary, Joseph Convent (Nazarethville), Des Plaines, IL, in the 79th year of her religious life. The wake will be held at 5:00 PM on Monday, Dec. 4, at the Provincialate chapel, 310 N....
Nov. 29: Weekly Reflection

Nov. 29: Weekly Reflection

Dear Friends, Today’s technology has made us impatient if we need to wait for information or answers. Yet, all of us have had to wait in line at the grocery store, wait at a traffic light, wait for test results, wait for answers to a prayer, or wait to hear from a...
#GivingTuesday is tomorrow, November 28

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow, November 28

How will you give to your family, your community, our world? Giving Tuesday is a day to encourage everyone to share their time, their talents and their treasures with others. This year, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth would like you to consider the many...
Christmas appeal

Christmas appeal

Dear Friends of Nazareth, The Virgin Mary believed the Archangel’s words, although they seemed improbable. She believed that all things are possible with God. Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd (Frances Siedliska), Foundress, Sisters of the Holy Family of...
Nov. 22: Weekly Reflection

Nov. 22: Weekly Reflection

Dear Friends, Happy Thanksgiving! As I was collecting my thoughts for this week’s reflection, many thoughts were running through my mind. Then, I picked up Joyce Rupp’s book Out of the Ordinary and found a blessing that I loved. I will share a little of it with you:...
A missionary heart: responding to those in need

A missionary heart: responding to those in need

Sr. Mary Ellen Gemmell, CSFN, calls both Philadelphia and Puerto Rico home. While she currently resides in Philadelphia, where she serves as an adjunct instructor in Spanish at Holy Family University, Puerto Rico is where she spent 35 years serving as a teacher,...

A virtual vocation adventure

“It was truly a joy to be in conversation together with people from so many different places,” said Sr. Michele Vincent Fisher, CSFN, and organizer of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth’s first virtual vocation event. The brain child of Erin Cupp, a homeschool...

Nov. 15: Weekly reflection

Dear Friends, On Sunday November 19th, we will be celebrating the first World Day of the Poor. Pope Francis has asked us to pray this week in anticipation of this day creating moments of assistance and solidarity. In his message for the first World Day of the Poor,...