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Celebrating Earth Day

Francis of Assisi woke up the world of his time by drawing attention to the beauty of creation, preaching the brotherhood and sisterhood of all living things as coming from the hand of the same heavenly Father. St. Francis is the patron saint of ecology and nature because he was the first to make

Open House at Mount Alvernia

Before they move to their new home at The Waters of Wexford, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities invite former teachers and students with whom they served to an open house at Mount Alvernia in Millvale from 2 until 4 p.m., Sunday, April 22. Guided tours of St. Francis Convent featuring interesting

Protecting Our Common Home

In a recent commentary, Sister Caryn Crook and Rev. George Coyne share their thoughts about the damage we have done to the environment and ways that we can protect our common home. Sister Caryn and Father Coyne are part of the "Laudato Si" Task Force of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. Read more at 

God’s Work, Our Hands

At Assumption Church in Syracuse, New York, a wonderful team of caregivers, including our own Sisters Dolores Bush and J.P. Ridgeo, care for the body, mind and spirit of those most in need. Read the story at

From the Archives

While doing some research on our sisters' ministry in Peru, we found some information about Sister Edith Mary Selik, from Millvale, Pennsylvania who served in Peru and died in the massive earthquake of 1970 that claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people and left 800,000 more without homes. Sister Edith Mary had been a

Eat. Drink. Pray. – April 18

Join us for an evening of good food and good cheer — all in support of the retirement needs and community care of the Sisters of St. Francis. Cheers to our Sponsors! Presenting Sponsors     Wine Tasting Partner Live Entertainment DICK

Parishioners Celebrate Sister Celestine

On St. Patrick’s Day, parishioners at St. Mary’s Parish in Baldwinsville, New York had an additional Irish party in mind, a celebration in honor of Sister Celestine McCann and her 90th birthday! The festivities included a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner prepared and served by volunteer chefs and servers. Reverend Clifford H. Auth, pastor

Easter Blessings

At the start of this Lenten season, Pope Francis reminded us that during the Easter Vigil, we celebrate this light of Christ that we all carry with hope into a world of darkness and uncertainty. Just two weeks after Pope Francis delivered this faith-filled message, we heard the horrific news about the Parkland, Florida school

Live Lent with Love

Lent is a time for strengthening our faith, a time when Christians put aside all that is unnecessary and become more mindful of their lives as instruments of God.

Sisters in Hawaii Celebrate Their Jubilees

On Sunday, March 18, a beautiful jubilee celebration was held at St. Francis Convent in Honolulu (Manoa), Hawaii. Sisters Francis Regis Hadano, Helen Agnes Ignacio and Stephen Marie Serrao celebrated 70 years of religious life; Sisters Marion Kikukawa and Frances Therese Souza celebrated 50 years of service. Congratulations and may our jubilarians continue to be