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“Where there is injury, pardon…”

The first patient at the Poverello Health Center in Syracuse, New York was a man living on the streets. Sister James Peter Ridgeo joked that he had more nurses than he needed as everyone rushed to treat him. That was 19 years ago. Since then, hundreds of people in need have found free health care,

Betrayal and Tenderness – Mark 5:21, 35-43, 6:17-28

By Sister Marion Moeser, OSF There are two stories about little girls in Mark's gospel — the daughter of Jairus (5:21-24, 35-43) and the daughter of Herod (6:17-28). In both stories, they are described as korasion, Greek word derived from the word for a young maiden; these daughters are “little maidens.”  (Mark indicates that Jairus'

A Message Found in Popcorn

By Sister Rose Therese DiGregorio   Last night I was in the mood to watch a “I Love Lucy” movie and enjoy some freshly popped popcorn.  I followed the directions on the bag. The smell of the popcorn enhanced the mood for an evening set for laughter and relaxation! I thoroughly enjoyed both. This morning

Actions to Prevent Suicide

On average, there are 129 suicides each day in the U.S. Sept. 6-8 is the National Weekend of Prayer to Prevent Suicide. The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities invite you to join us in prayer and to take these other actions as well: Learn the Warning Signs of Suicide: https://suicidology.org/resources/warning-signs/ Keep the

St. Francis Gymnasium is Put to Good Use

The closing of St. Francis School, Manoa, HI, left the gymnasium on campus empty, but now Hawaii Pacific University will put the facility to good use. Click here to watch a video posted on Hawaii News Now

Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program Commissions New Members

Five young adults will be commissioned into the 2019-20 Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program on Sunday, Aug. 25 in the Chapel at The Waters of Wexford. We are excited to welcome and bless them into the community of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. These young people come to us from

Sister Jeanne Karp — Beekeeping for a Better Environment

Sister Jeanne Karp’s fascination with honey bees began the day she was surrounded by thousands of them and didn’t get stung. “I was with a group of college students in Oswego (New York) County on a service project to clean and repair a house for a disabled man,” she recalled. “We were all

“Hallowed Be Thy Name”

By S. Marion Moeser For many years I understood the words in the Our Father, “Hallowed be thy name,” to mean that one should obey the second commandment: “You shall not invoke the name of the LORD, your God, in vain” (Exodus 20:7) — one should neither curse nor swear falsely using the divine name.

Human Trafficking Update – Blue Heart Campaign

SOSFNC took a corporate stand in 2015 to make themselves and others aware of the impact that human trafficking has on the trafficked and all society. As part of our anti-human trafficking program, we share with you information about the Blue Heart Campaign and ask that you do what you can to become involved.

Medjugorje – I Came, I Climbed, I Conquered!

By Lyn Grandits, Franciscan Associate from western NY Returning to Medjugorje was more than an item on my bucket list; it was a promise I made to Our Lady in 2005. The word Medjugorje means "between the mountains" and one of the highlights of any pilgrimage there includes climbing Mt. Krizevac or "Cross Mountain," a physical and a spiritual journey