The Transitus of St. Clare is celebrated on August 10, the eve of her feast day, to commemorate her death and entry into eternal life. This service celebrates Clare's life by interweaving readings and songs with the reverencing of symbols of Clare's religious life which are brought forward to the altar.
We are grateful to the St. Francis Healthcare System in Honolulu, Hawaii for this wonderful video celebrating our legacy of caring and compassion.
In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the feast of the Presentation of the Lord on Feb. 2. This day gives us an opportunity to pray for all those women and men in consecrated life who have given
Sister Reyna Jesusa Ontón Ñahui, 27, knew at a young age that she wanted to devote her life to the church, and by her late teens was actively researching different religious communities. She struck up a friendship with a Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities who was working in Peru, and was drawn to
Sisters at St. Mary of the Angels in Williamsville, New York enjoyed welcoming more than 150 people to their home for our inaugural “Burgers, Brews & Blues” fundraiser. Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Jazz and Blues vocalist Janice Mitchell, accompanied by the Jim Beishline Trio with Jim Beishline on the piano, entertained people for hours.
Thank you to everyone who helped to spread the word, pray for good weather and volunteer at the golf tournament held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Aug. 8. The weather was beautiful and 104 golfers joined us on the links to support the mission and ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis, raising more than $106,000.
As her ministry at St. Bonaventure University comes to a close, Sister Margaret Carney reflects upon the many joys she has experienced during her time as president. Watch the story which recently aired on WIVB-TV News.
Sister Alicia Damien Lau who ministers at Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii, was recently featured in a video about Molokai which was produced by Yahoo Travel. Watch the video. >
With the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 8 we began the year-long spiritual pilgrimage of a year’s dedication to the virtue of Mercy, as proclaimed by our Holy Father Pope Francis. Mary our mother has modeled for us a life that reflects light — the God light. She is the Christ bearer and