Sr. Conchetta LoPresti likes to talk with her hands. Since she's Italian, it comes naturally to her. She grew up in Avalon, Pennsylvania, with a grandmother who didn't speak English. LoPresti didn't speak Italian, and her father — busy in the grocery store he ran — wasn't available to interpret for the two, so they [...]
By Robert Stronach Article from The Catholic Sun, Syracuse, NY UTICA — Franciscan sisters have returned to St. Joseph–St. Patrick Parish with the appointment of Sister Anne McNulty, OSF, of Syracuse, as the new director of Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen. “We are excited to have Sister Anne on board,” Advisory Board Chair Darren Woods said in [...]
Our own Sister Barbara Jean Wajda and Father Patrick Killilea — both ministering on Kalaupapa, received the Companionate of Merit Award from The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. The international Order dates to the Crusades and focuses on service to others and promoting unity among the world’s Christian Churches. Its mission is charitable works, traditionally in medical humanitarian care and supporting hospitals and clinics. The Order has been very supportive [...]
Julie Ferraro, a freelance journalist living at our House of Discernment in Pittsburgh recently interviewed S. Suzanne Susany about her work as an immigration attorney. The piece, “Q & A with Sr. Suzanne Susany, immigration attorney working with women in need,” appears in the Global Sisters Report. You can access the article here.
By Marian Rose Mansius Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves [...]
By S. Ann Helene Koenig As Jesus walked the earth, He spoke about the Corporal Works of Mercy, using them to motivate us to reach out to others in need. He used them as a model to teach us how to treat others. With the COVID-19 virus in full swing, it may be difficult for [...]
Sister Kathleen Osbelt has a history of ministering to those who need shelter. She was a hospital chaplain in the 1980s, just as HIV AIDS struck thousands of people in the U.S. and around the world. Sister Kathleen met a woman at the hospital who changed her life after years of drug abuse, but [...]
Signs of Hope! By Sister Geraldine Ching Throughout the gospels, we find stories of how Jesus fed people. According to Scripture, Jesus performed miracles and multiplied food from a few fish and some loaves of bread, and fed thousands of people. Wouldn’t that be wonderful if, during this pandemic—a time of quarantine, a time of limited access [...]
By Sister Marcella Nachreiner The second Monday in February is National Clean Out Your Computer Day, a day to take some time to free your computer from all of its clutter and start fresh. Just like in real life, it is very easy to collect useless and unimportant files on your computers and desktops. Review [...]
The Bishop of Hawaii said this week that there was a ‘certain craziness” in St. Marianne Cope’s decision to say “yes” to the call to care for patients of Hansen’s disease in Hawaii. Read the entire story here.