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Building a Home, Inspiring Hope in Africa

Thanks to the ongoing generosity of a wonderful couple in Syracuse, New York, a needy family in Timau, Africa will soon have a new place to call home. The donors, who chose to remain anonymous, gave enough money to build a home for a family in need in the town where Sister Joanne Gangloff serves

Sister Joan Clare Honored for Dedication to Nursing

Sister Joan Clare Jenny, who graduated 70 years ago from St. Elizabeth College of Nursing in Utica, New York was honored during the annual Alumni Banquet. Sister Joan Clare received a special plaque recognizing her dedication to nursing and for representing the St. Elizabeth Alumni so proudly and professionally. She earned a master’s degree in

Burgers, Blues & Blues – Tuesday, Aug. 15

Please join us Tuesday, August 15, 2017 St. Mary of the Angels, 201 Reist Street, Williamsville, New York 5 p.m. Social Hour 6 p.m. BBQ Dinner 6:30 - 9 p.m. Music by Buffalo Hall of Fame Jazz and Blues Vocalist Janice Mitchell accompanied by the Jim Beishline Trio Beverages provided by 12 Gates Brewing Company

Sister Coleman Conroy: A Pioneer in Christian Housing

Fifty years ago, Sisters Coleman Conroy and Veronica Marie Phillips, along with Rev. Paul Kuppe, OFM Cap, dreamt of providing affordable housing to Pittsburgh senior citizens who could no longer afford to keep their homes. Far more than a place where the elderly could eat and sleep, they envisioned an apartment complex where seniors could

Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament – Sept. 18

Mark your calendar now to join the sisters at the annual Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament! You’ll enjoy a day of good golf, good times, and good deeds — all in support of our retired sisters. Date: September 18, 2017 Location: Cavalry Club, Manlius, N.Y. Your day includes: • 18 holes of golf on

“Name the Good” in the 21st Century

During their presentation at the Annual Franciscan Federation Conference held in Buffalo, New York on June 17th, Father Andre Cirino, OFM and Josef Raischl, OFS spoke of "bene dicere" to "say the good." They challenged that to "name the good" in the 21st Century is perhaps the call of Franciscans today. With this in mind,

Sisters Seek an Owner/Operator for their Williamsville property

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities in Williamsville began a comprehensive study in 2015 to determine the best long-term housing plan for the sisters living in the Western New York region. The Sisters have now entered Phase II of their property study and are pursuing a senior care provider owner/operator for the

Sister Mary Nelson Harlach Celebrates 104 Years of Life

Sister Mary Nelson Harlach, a Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, will celebrate her 104th birthday Thursday, July 6 at St. Mary of the Angels Convent, 201 Reist St. in Williamsville, N.Y. Before becoming a Sister of St. Francis, Sister Mary Nelson worked as a nurse at Our Lady of Victory in Lackawanna,

Sisters Plan Move, Ministries Will Continue

After much prayer and discernment, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities in Millvale have completed a study to determine the best long-term residential plan for sisters in the area and as a result, have decided to sell the Mount Alvernia campus. Read more: