News/Events

4 February 2019

Share the Love

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5 September 2018

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.

15 April 2019

Evangelization – 6 Actions of the Heart During Lent

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by Sister Kathleen Murphy, OSF “Come back to me with all your heart. Don’t let fear keep us apart. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.” These words are taken from the song, “Hosea” composed by Gregory Norbet. We can well apply them to Jesus, calling

11 April 2019

Sister Suzanne Dunn Honored

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Sister Suzanne Dunn was honored for her more than 25 years of service at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, New York. Suzanne’s contributions as a teacher and assistant principal for the junior high were recognized April 4 during the school’s annual Honors Night. The program also noted the students who achieved honors and high honors

9 April 2019

6 Actions of the Heart During Lent– Our Journey

Share Spirituality through Works of Mercy Sister Rosemary Bucchi When we hear “Works of Mercy” we think of what we learned during religious instruction — the Corporal and Spiritual Acts (or Works) of Mercy. These are practices which Christians perform and the Catholic Church refers to as both penance and charity. Many of us are

2 April 2019

Actions of the Heart During Lent – Bible/Reflections

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By Sister Ellen McClure, OSF The rich and deep scripture readings that I encounter in Lent have been so moving to me over the years. I was privileged to study scripture years ago with some professors who had been students of the people who prepared the Jerusalem Bible. We all had our Jerusalem Bibles in

29 March 2019

An Eye on Mother Nature

Sister Alice Gilabert is an official Weather Spotter Crippling snow storms are common in the western New York community where Sister Alice Gilabert lives. Over the years, she’s become accustomed to watching the weather around Springville, New York to stay on top of travel advisories. Now she’s putting that pastime to more formal use as

26 March 2019

Franciscan Associate Linda Hall Receives St. Joseph Award

Our Franciscan Associate Linda Hall (western New York) received the St. Joseph the Worker Award from the Diocese of Buffalo by Bishop Richard Malone during a Mass on March 16 at St. Joseph's Cathedral. The Lay Award of St. Joseph the Worker is presented to outstanding Catholic lay men and women from parishes throughout the

9 March 2019

Turn This Bread Into Stone

The wonderful, liturgically rich and spirituality engaging season of Lent begins. Take a few minutes and reflect on this Sunday's scripture readings by watching this video created by SR. SUSAN WOLF, SND @CatholicWebSolutions

8 March 2019

25 Great Things You Can Do for Lent

Besides giving up chocolate BY RENÉE LAREAU  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days of preparation for the Easter season when Christians are called to deepen their spiritual lives through the practices of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.  Read more