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Sister Rose Ann Reichlin: In Her Own Words

FBrom Hoboken, New Jersey to Lima, Peru, Sister Rose Ann Reichlin has been teaching for more than 50 years. Today, as a volunteer in Buffalo, New York, Sister Rose Ann continues to share her life experiences, skills and hope with others. I teach English to adult refugees through the Buffalo School District

With Thanksgiving and Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. Romans 15:13 Holy and Loving God, we offer to you the works of our hands and hearts, that you may be present with us in our labors and that you may hear our prayers of thanksgiving and hope.

Be an Angel on Giving Tuesday

You can become our angel too. We feed the hungry, comfort the grieving, shelter the homeless and pray for those in need. Our sisters are guardian angels for many people needing support. When you support our sisters, you become an angel too. Donate to the Sisters of St. Francis on #GivingTuesday, November 28 and join

Benefactor Appreciation Day

Hundreds of benefactors gathered with our sisters in Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Syracuse for Mass and brunch Sunday, Nov. 12. It was our sisters way of saying "thank you" for your generosity which supports care of our retired sisters and strengthens our ability to serve others through our health care, education and social service ministries. Western

Sisters Evangelize on Instagram

Catholic sisters have always gone to minister where the people are: they’ve crossed mountains and oceans, cared for the sick and most vulnerable, taught children and prayed with people in need. In today’s global culture linked by digital media, sisters and people can connect instantly using their home computer or smartphone. Sisters Mary Celestine McCann,

Make Real Gestures of Mercy on World Day of the Poor

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities join Pope Francis in calling for Christians and people of all beliefs to celebrate World Day of the Poor Nov. 19 by helping those in need and the marginalized not only in words, but in concrete deeds. Francis encourages all people to make real gestures of

National Vocation Awareness Week – November 5 – 11

Pray for Vocations God our Father, you will all men and women to be saved and come to the knowledge of your Truth. Send workers into your great harvest that the Gospel may be preached to every creature and your people, gathered together by the word of life and strengthened

Welcoming Our Newest Associate

Michelle Murray was welcomed as a Franciscan Associate during a prayer service Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Mount Alvernia chapel in Millvale. Sister Helen Hofmann, congregational associate program director; LaVerne Winkowski, western Pennsylvania region associate director; Sister Marie Grace Blum, western Pennsylvania associate mentor and Sister Mary Leah Krauth, western Pennsylvania region pre-associate director accepted

St. Francis Healthcare System Adult Day Care Named Best in State

St. Francis Healthcare System’s adult day care programs were recently voted the best adult day care programs in the state by Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers. Over 500,000 Star-Advertiser readers voted for their favorite local businesses in a multitude of categories.

A Beacon of Light for Young People in Need

Teens 14 to 17 years old in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, who are facing mental illness have a new place to go for help. The Crosskeys Youth Psychiatric Rehabilitation program gives them a chance to live a better life.