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Ministry Profile: Sr. Trina Marie Ulrich

by Tammy Townsend Kise, Communications Director  The teenage girls began filing into the classroom less than a minute after the bell buzzed. “Sister Trina, can you…” “Sister Trina, do you…” “Sister Trina, I need…” ... Read More...
November 11, 2016

Grants awarded during Family Day in Philadelphia

About 100 friends, benefactors and sponsors along with families of deceased sisters gathered on Sunday, November 6 at Mount Nazareth C... Read More...
November 11, 2016

Midwest Associates give thanks and remember

The Midwest Chapter of the Association of the Holy Family gathered on November 6 to celebrate the feast of a... Read More...
November 09, 2016

Nov 9: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, At a recent National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC), one of the presenters used these three terms: Caretakers, Undertakers... Read More...
November 09, 2016

Nov 2: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends,  On this feast of All Souls, I would like to share with you some memories I have of this day as well as funerals and buria... Read More...
November 02, 2016

Stroganoff and strudel help our sisters

From left to right (front row): Daena Schlecht, Michael Franzak, Matt Franzak, Koa Franzak, Kai Franzak, Karen Franzak(back row): Ron Hopper, Sr. Michael Marie Franzak, Michelle Franzak, J... Read More...
November 02, 2016

Mid-Atlantic Associates celebrate God's presence with CSFN Sisters

Members of the Mid-Atlantic Association of the Holy Family held their annual gathering on Octo... Read More...
November 01, 2016

“At the table of our Lord, all are welcome”

On Saturday, October 15, in the chapel at the Jesus the Good Shepherd Convent in Grand Prairie, TX, Sister Mary Rosalynn Nguyen professed her perpetual vows. Orange and yellow flowers provided an autumn glow to the celebration as family, friends and ... Read More...
October 17, 2016

50 years of faith and service at Holy Family Manor in Pittsburgh

Rising above the rush of I-279 in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Holy Family Manor Personal Care Home offers a place of peace and respect, promoting loving relationships among the residents and their families.  For 50 years, the Holy Family Manor ha... Read More...
October 16, 2016

Many parts, one body

At the Conventual Church of the Immaculate Conception at the Villa de Matel Convent in Houston, TX, three congregations of sisters came together for a ritual celebration of their co-sponsorship of CHRISTUS Health. In the Villa Chapel, beneath the ser... Read More...
September 29, 2016

GO! BE mission!

“When the Lord calls, we must answer wholeheartedly, and surrender to Him our entire being.” –Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd (Frances Siedliska), Letter, June 26, 1879. During the prayer service on Monday, September 26 at the Provin... Read More...
September 27, 2016

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

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