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Associates Re-connect to the Source of Life during Day of Reflection

On September 18, approximately twenty-five members of the Midwest Chapter of the Association of the Holy Family gathered with residents of Presence Nazarethville Skilled Nursing Care in Des Plaines, Illinois to pray and celebrate their lives with God... Read More...
September 19, 2016

Education Ministry in Action - Finding Sisters in Autumn

As the angle of the sun deepens and cool breezes swirl, schools across the country once again burst to life with children, teenagers, young adults and returning adults, their notebooks, both paper and electronic, ready.  From preschools to universit... Read More...
September 16, 2016

Sr. Emmanuela leads Texas youth to WYD

Sr. Emmanuela Le, youth minister at St. John Parish, Fort Worth, TX, led 25 youth to the World Youth Day festivities in Krakow this summer. While in Poland, they connected with the youth group from a Garland, TX, parish. Our sisters in Illinois he... Read More...
August 16, 2016

World Youth Day comes to Des Plaines

While hundreds of thousands of pilgrims flooded into Krakow for World Youth Day in late July, a smaller band – 100 or so – traveled to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, IL, to celebrate locally – and to share in the papal Mass... Read More...
August 02, 2016

A special pilgrimage: Tracing the footsteps of Mother Foundress

A special pilgrimage before final vows For 10 days in June, Srs. Maria Sophia Gerlach and Rosalynn Nguyen followed the footsteps of Bl. Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd, Foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, in Rome and across Ita... Read More...
July 28, 2016

M. Jana ‘on the road to Nazareth’ around the globe…

…visiting CSFN ministries in Ghana, Belarus, Philippines, Ukraine – and Ghana again during first half of 2016. M. Jana Zawieja, superior general of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, has been ‘on the road to Nazareth’ the first six... Read More...
July 18, 2016

Sisters ‘dare to dream’ at 2016 National Assembly

Some 130 Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth gathered in Philadelphia July 8-10 for the biennial Assembly of the Sisters’ U.S. Province.  The theme: If not for the Kingdom, Why? Dare the Dream. During the three-day meeting, the sisters hea... Read More...
July 17, 2016

Loving Mercy CREW 2016

CREW 2016 took a page from Pope Francis and the Year of Mercy, with participants living out the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy as only the annual CREW experience can. Participants in the Loving Mercy Crew 2016 spent June 20-24 engaged in se... Read More...
June 30, 2016

Association news: Grand Prairie picnic; Flag Day in Philadelphia; OLC ready for summer reading

Across the Province, June was a busy month for the Association of the Holy Family. In Grand Prairie, TX, the Family Group held its annual summer picnic and Mass. In Philadelphia, the Infant Jesus group of the Association spent Sunday, June 13, vi... Read More...
June 20, 2016

Diamond & Golden Jubilees in Grand Prairie and Monroe

Jubilee celebrations In Grand Prairie, TX, and Monroe, CT, closed out the springtime Jubilee Season across the province. Here’s a look at those joyous celebrations. In Texas, Sr. Consilia Mackiewicz celebrated her 75 years in Nazareth with a Mas... Read More...
June 14, 2016

CHRISTUS sponsors share their congregation stories

The CSFN Provincialate was humming June 7-8 as the leadership teams of the two original sponsoring congregations for CHRISTUS Health were on site for leadership meetings and a ‘Getting to Know You’ session. That meeting, complete with PowerPoi... Read More...
June 13, 2016

Family Retreat in Grand Prairie, TX

Nazareth Retreat Center and Jesus the Good Shepherd Convent in Grand Prairie, TX hosted a family retreat for a local parish on Saturday, May 21. There were over 60 participants including parents and children ranging from 1 year old to 23 years old.... Read More...
May 24, 2016

Midwest, Texas Associates celebrate May crownings

Members of the Midwest Association of the Holy Family gathered on Sunday, May 1, to pray, reflect and celebrate Mary, our Mother and Queen. Prior to the crowning ceremony, Sr. Michael Marie shared a beautiful reflection on “Mary, the Un-doer of Kno... Read More...
May 16, 2016

Visiting Ghana with Mother Jana

Mother Jana Zawieja, CSFN Superior General, recently shared photos and notes of her latest visit to Ghana with CSFNs around the globe. In Ghana, our sisters minister in schools in Sunyani and Yamfo. Here are some of those photos and notes from M. ... Read More...
May 16, 2016

Jocks ‘n’ Jerseys Gala — Grand Prairie, TX

Texas sisters bring down the house April 24 at the Jocks & Jerseys Gala Our Texas sisters brought down the house at the Jocks & Jerseys Gala April 24 when they took the stage and channeled the singing nuns from Sister Act, the 1992 movie st... Read More...
May 04, 2016

Martyrs’ glass windows find new home in Philadelphia

The daily lives of Bl. Stella and Her 10 Companions — the Nowogródek Martyrs executed by Nazi soldiers on Aug. 1, 1943 — remain visible to friends of the CSFNs in the U.S. After decades gracing a stairwell in the old IHM Convent in Monroe, CT, t... Read More...
April 29, 2016

Congratulations, Jubilarians!

The first two weekends in April, sisters in Des Plaines, IL and Philadelphia celebrated jubilees with special Masses and festive receptions. In Philadelphia, Sr. Francis Marie Wystepek, a New Yorker for years now, returned ’home’ for the occasion... Read More...
April 25, 2016

HFSC: Philly teens spend spring break on service trip in Pittsburgh

Eight high school students and two adult chaperones from Mount St. Joseph Academy in Philadelphia spent their spring break — the last week of March — on a service week in Pittsburgh. The one-week service opportunity was one of the short-term volu... Read More...
April 18, 2016

Reliving the Easter Season across Holy Family Province

Lest the beauty of our own High Holy Days – Holy Week, the Triduum and Easter – fade too quickly this first week following Easter, we’d like to share scenes from across the Province as our Sisters and Associates prepared for these holiest days ... Read More...
April 01, 2016

Holy Family Associates gather for prayer, pizza — and cookies! 

As one of their Lenten projects, the Grand Prairie Associates (parents and children) and Sisters baked cookies together, packed them up and delivered them to Holy Trinity Seminary and the Soupmobile in Dallas. (Photos by Sr. Josephine Garrett) Read More...
March 31, 2016

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