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The Passion and Glory of Holy Week

A Better Understanding of Easter By Sister Barbara Jean Donovan Today we begin the holiest week of the Church calendar. For many, the upheaval in our lives caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our Easter season traditions — Stations of the Cross at church on Good Friday and attending Easter Sunday Mass in our [...]

“Be it done unto me…”

On this beautiful feast of the Annunciation, what more inspiring words can be our reflection than “Be it done unto me according to THY WORD.” At the moment of Jesus’ conception, our Blessed Mother started the work of our redemption and became the universal and constant model for each one of us. Being attentive to [...]

“Let There Be Light.”

  “Let There Be Light.” By Sister Barbara Jean Wajda Did you ever wonder what was in God’s mind when this word became reality? To the Creator, the past, present and future were THE NOW. What was the darkness that this light was dispelling? Was it the darkness that we associate with eyesight? Or persecution? [...]

New York State Announces Plans for Alverna Heights

A number of sisters from central New York joined members of the leadership team, local officials and the news media for the official announcement that Alverna Heights is now part of Green Lakes State Park. New York State Parks Commissioner Eric Kulleseid said that with the congregation’s sale of the 200 acres that make up [...]

Coronavirus Notices

Dear Associates, Friends and Benefactors, The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities have added their prayers to the many others being said for those impacted by COVID-19 — those who are ill, their families and the professionals providing health care. Your health, and the health of our Sisters, is our highest priority. For [...]

LOOK FOR THE LIGHT – Matthew 20:17-23 “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.”

By Sister Marianne Ferguson We all know people who have done outstanding service to others through institutions and personal efforts. However the aging process for many of us has curtailed some corporal activities. Nevertheless our Creator, whose Spirit runs through all His creatures, has endowed us with his own creative giftedness to find alternative ways [...]

LOOK FOR THE LIGHT – Our Vision Transfigured

Sister Roberta Smith “Jesus took Peter, James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.” (Matt.17:1) And so begins the Gospel reading for the second Sunday in Lent. Lent is a [...]