Feb. 2 is World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

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 Professes Perpetual Vows

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

Highlights from Burgers, Blues & Blues 2016

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.

Highlights from the 2016 Golf Tournament

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.

Celebrating Sister Margaret’s Legacy

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 Featured on Yahoo Travel

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. >

Christmas Blessings

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

A Garden Full of Blessings

As we pause in celebration of Thanksgiving, amidst the backdrop of this Year of Consecrated Life, we celebrate and give thanks for our many blessings as women religious. May your Thanksgiving be filled with all good things! A Thanksgiving Prayer Heavenly Creator, In this season of gratitude and abundance we give You thanks for our