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CSFNs continue ESL instruction in Vietnam

In February 2017, Sr. Valerie Powidzki, from the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth’s (CSFN) Holy Spirit Province in Australia, and Sr. Julianna Tran, from the CSFN’s Holy Family Province in the U.S., traveled to Vietnam to officially open the En Read More...
April 13, 2017

New associates help CSFNs continue the mission

by Sr. Michael Marie Franzak Approximately 30 associates and 20 Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth gathered at the provincialate in Des Plaines, IL to celebrate the acceptance of Ann Marie D'Amour and Mary Kreczmer into the Association of the Read More...
March 27, 2017

Celebrate Sisters with us throughout March

While National Catholic Sisters Week is officially only one week long (March 8 – 14), we believe the lives, the ministries and the spirituality of all Catholic sisters are worthy of celebration throughout the month and year. National Catholic Sist Read More...
March 13, 2017

CSFNs in Philadelphia celebrate Vietnamese New Year

Tết or Vietnamese New Year is an important celebration in the Vietnamese culture. Sr. Julianna Tran compared the holiday to the American Thanksgiving celebration with its particular emphasis on family. Special foods such as sticky rice are prepa Read More...
January 30, 2017

College students welcomed with open wings in Texas

Over 12,500 young adults from around the country roamed the exhibit halls at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX in early January. They weren’t there to see the latest pop culture celebrity or to stand in line to buy millennial ele Read More...
January 17, 2017

Allegheny College students share mission and ministry with sisters in Illinois

“It was more than just another week of break,” said Allison Cabo, a member of the Newman Association and student at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. “There was joy and all the little blessings… We grew together.” Earlier in the week, Allison, o Read More...
January 17, 2017

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…” Sr. Trina Marie 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 Octob 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 has 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 Provincialat 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 universiti 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

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