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Volunteers help chalk up another successful CSFN Social

Some 175 sisters, friends and relatives gathered Jan. 29 at The Philadelphia Ballroom for the always popular CSFN Social. The delightful evening had something for everyone: Four fabulous food stations, including a dinner station with ham, turkey,... Read More...
February 07, 2016

Sr. Barbara Jean is special guest at Learning Center Teddy Bear Picnic

Each week, children from the Holy Family Learning Center and residents of Holy Family Manor get together in Pittsburgh for a inter-generational activity. Recently, Sr. Barbara Jean Wojnicki, CSFN provincial superior, was a special guest at the Ted... Read More...
February 04, 2016

Erie, PA Associates proud of teen member

Our CSFN Associates in Erie, PA, are very proud of their youngest member – 17-year-old Cody Dolak. A third-generation member, Cody joined the Erie Associates in 2013. He follows in the footsteps of his late great-grandmother, Rita Zuber; his grandm... Read More...
February 03, 2016

Nazareth Retreat Center hosts Dallas’ closing retreat for Year of Consecrated Life

On Sunday, Jan. 31, the Diocese of Dallas hosted a retreat day for consecrated/religious women of the diocese at Nazareth Retreat Center in Grand Prairie, TX. More than 30 women religious representing seven congregations, including the CSFNs of Gr... Read More...
February 02, 2016

Newman students share ministry, prayer and fun with CSFNs 

It’s now something of a tradition that students from the Allegheny College Newman Center spend a week of their winter break with our sisters — one year, in Pittsburgh, and the last three years, at the Provincialate in Des Plaines (suburban Chicag... Read More...
January 18, 2016

CSFNs, students get packing for Feed My Starving Children

The Jan. 11 ‘food fight’ at the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) warehouse in suburban Chicago was designed to spotlight the World Year for Consecrated Life. Organized by religious communities on the northwest side of Chicago and neighboring subu... Read More...
January 14, 2016

Great Lakes Area: Association groups celebrate Christmas

Members of the Association of the Holy Family (AHF) in the Great Lakes region gathered during the Christmas holidays to share the joy of the season – and opłatek -- with our sisters and each other. Sr. Madeleine Rybicki, who splits her time betwee... Read More...
January 05, 2016

Christmas Sing-Along in Grand Prairie, TX

The annual Christmas Sing-Along at Jesus the Good Shepherd Convent on Dec. 16 featured Santa (Bill Moser), a pot-luck supper, and plenty of carols. Special treats: Polish sisters shared one of their native carols, as did the Vietnamese sisters — an... Read More...
December 29, 2015

Christmas serenade at Mount Nazareth

Our Lady of Calvary students invite senior sisters to sing along On Monday, Dec. 14, choral students from Our Lady of Calvary in Philadelphia entertained senior sisters at Mount Nazareth with Christmas carols and plenty of opportunity for the sister... Read More...
December 28, 2015

Sisters dedicate Provincialate ‘Holy Door’ for Year of Mercy

Hours after Pope Francis pushed open the huge bronze Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to mark the start  of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Sisters of the Holy Family of  Nazareth dedicated their own ‘holy doors’ at the Des Plaines, I... Read More...
December 11, 2015

Leaving the Upper Room

Sisters and Associates from the Northeast area – Connecticut and New York – gathered with visiting Sisters and Associates on Sunday, Nov. 8, for the final Mass in the chapel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent in Monroe, CT.  Sisters agreed ... Read More...
November 19, 2015

Thanking God for the Gift of Life

About 20 young women spent their Saturday with our sisters at Jesus the Good Shepherd Convent in Grand Prairie, TX, with another three young adult women spending Friday—Sunday there on a discernment retreat. Theme of the weekend: Thanking God for t... Read More...
November 17, 2015

CSFNs, Chicago religious women kick off Natl. Vocation Awareness Week with a busy weekend

Sr. Theresita Donach, CSFN national vocation director; Sr. Michele Vincent Fisher, provincial councilor, and Sr. Michael Marie Franzak were part of a northwest Chicago-area team that organized a high-visibility yet prayerful weekend to launch Nationa... Read More...
November 03, 2015

Sr. Faustina makes the news at World Meeting of Families

Sr. Faustina Ferko, youth minister at St. James Parish in Arlington Heights, IL, was in the news this month, participating in both the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and the outdoor Papal Mass there on Sunday, Sept. 27. Before departing... Read More...
September 28, 2015

Discerning one’s vocation

Throughout the year, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth invite young women to spend time with the sisters — to see what daily life is like for a religious woman in the 21st century.  Adult women who are seriously considering a vocation to ... Read More...
September 15, 2015

2015 CREW: Come follow me and wake up the world!

The Vocation team’s 2015 CREW (that’s Community Rocks Everyone’s World) recently celebrated another successful week of building community with high school students, college-age women and our sisters in Philadelphia. The theme for the 2015 week,... Read More...
July 23, 2015

CSFNs join hundreds for Corpus Christi procession in Dallas

Srs. Mary Paul Haase, Marietta Osinska and Monika Brulinska, all of Grand Prairie, were among the hundreds of faithful, many of them young adults, who participated in Dallas’ Corpus Christi procession on Saturday evening, June 6. Sponsored by th... Read More...
June 16, 2015

Serving with the Sisters in Philadelphia

Sr. Theresita Donach, national vocation director for the CSFNs, was part of a group of Philadelphia vocation directors who organized a special service project as an outreach program for the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life. “We were low-key, but I thi... Read More...
May 15, 2015

Students ‘Spring into Service’ with the CSFNs

Students, teachers from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Philadelphia spend spring break with the CSFNs During Easter Week, April 6-10, 10 high school girls and two teachers from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Philadelphia spent their spring break with... Read More...
April 14, 2015

Journey to Easter across the Province

From Fort Worth to Jerusalem The Triduum and Easter are the most sacred days on the Christian calendar, and here we share with you some of the ways the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth kept watch with the Church worldwide.  Our sisters create... Read More...
April 14, 2015

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