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Reusable Bags Are The Way to Go!

By Franciscan Associate Gerianne Dobmeier This past month, News & Views featured several articles from our sisters advocating for the care of our common home. This week, the sisters who live at Fredonia Place of Williamsville and Father John Leising are showing their support by choosing reusable bags over plastic or paper bags. This is

Religious Sisters Plan Ahead

On September 26-28. a beautiful fall weekend, sisters from the futuring group spent time in contemplation, prayer, shared meals and fun. Sister Louise Alff welcomed us and the leadership team joined us at our table discussions. We read two articles to prepare for the program: Nuns and Nones: Unlikely partners tackle the big questions by

St. Francis Feast Day Greetings

On October 4 we again celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  In so doing it is good to reflect on his life in the Middle Ages and how relevant his message is today. Francis focused his life on love of God which certainly is something we need to focus on in our world today. Francis


Sister Caryn Crook, OSF If anyone ever tells you that composting doesn’t smell or that it is easy, it is not true.  But I am glad that we at the Hermitage compost. The sisters at the Hermitage were composting before I even entered. Turning food scraps into good soil for all kinds of gardens helps

Urge Your Senators to Support Climate Action

As Catholics who care about the future of Our Common Home, we encourage you to address the climate crisis by calling upon your Senators to address the climate crisis. Take action now!    

Together After 70 Years!

Read this great Hawaii Catholic Herald interview about our sisters in Hawaii celebrating their 70th Jubilee.

A Season of Creation – People Have risen up to lead!

By Father John Leising, Franciscan Associate (western NY) Pope Francis has called us to observe a “Season of Creation,” ending on October 4 – the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. He intends this to be a time to reflect on the state of the creation through prayer and action. Fr. Daniel Horan, a Franciscan


Get your irons ready and join the Sisters of St. Francis at the Fairway to Heaven! Date: Monday, September 16, 2019 Location: Cavalry Club, 4801 Troop K Rd., Manlius, N.Y. On this day, men and women of good heart will join forces to benefit the sisters’ retirement care! Your day includes: • 18 holes on Cavalry’s outstanding