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Our Congregation in the News

St. Anthony School in downtown Greenville has been the Catholic Church's mission to increasing the graduation rate of African Americans since 1943. The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities have led the school since its inception and strive to instill life-long learning, leadership and service in each student. Read more at 1063word.radio.com. Photo caption: 

2018 Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament

The 15th Annual Fairway to Heaven tournament attracted 134 teams of players, including Sisters Jeanne Weisbeck, Donna Zwigart and, Catherine Hoefer. An afternoon of golf was followed by dinner, a live and silent auction and the introduction of the Sister Elizabeth John “EJ” Fund for Retired Sisters. Sister EJ established the golf fundraiser to help

Ancestry.com/Jesus of Nazareth

“The book of the genealogy of Jesus, Christ, son of David, son of Abraham,” thus Matthew begins his gospel (1:1). This tongue-twister list of biblical names is only read on a weekday in Advent; the most recent writing on the list focused on the unusual inclusion of five women—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, the wife of Uriah

WNY Jubilee Celebration

The WNY region celebrated jubilees on Saturday, Sept. 8. It was an eventful and joyous celebration for our five jubilarians and our sisters, Franciscan Associates, family members, and friends. S. Regina Gertrude Aman celebrated her 50th anniversary. Sisters Rose Therese DiGregorio, Joan Marie Dundon, Francis Anthony Sochor, and Marie Ella Thompson celebrated 70 years as

Reflection on Saints Anne & Joachim

By Sister Kathleen Murphy In the year 1930, my parents were married in St. Anne’s Church on the east side of Buffalo, New York. The magnificent Gothic style church was built more than 160 years ago by German immigrants. My maternal grandfather was a carpenter, and I think that he may have done some of

National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope & Life

By Kevin Elphick, CNY Franciscan Associate London artist, Nicholas Mynheer is a painter who depicts biblical scenes. In a Station of the Cross never previously imagined, Nicholas depicts the Virgin Mary consoling the mother of Judas after the deaths of both their sons. Painted in 2014, he named it “Mary embraces Judas’ Mother.” The painting

Introducing the Season of Creation

Join Pope Francis, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities and Christians around the world in praying and taking action for our common home throughout the September 1 – October 4 Season of Creation.

A Labor Day Prayer

A reflective Labor Day prayer on the fruits of our labor that lead us to ministry and gratitude