4 February 2019

Share the Love

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Did you know...? Valentine's Day is coming up and when you shop at, AmazonSmile donates to Sisters Of St Francis Of The Neumann Communities. Visit the Valentine's Day Gift Shop for great gift ideas like flowers, jewelry, electronics, and more. You can also check out their collection of gifts under $30. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you already

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.

11 November 2019

Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Troubled by Climate Agreement Withdrawal

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Join national organization in condemning President Trump’s action The more than 320 Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities joined the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in expressing their deep disappointment in President Trump’s actions this week to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. “As followers of St. Francis of

8 November 2019

Twin Sisters Thankful for 70 Years of Religious Life

Sisters Mary Robert and Mary Clare Bernet are featured in a Catholic New York article titled "Twin Nuns Who Are Franciscan Sisters Thankful for 70 Years of Religious Life." Armando Machado writes their story celebrating their love of their vocation as religious sisters who shared their faith throughout their ministries. He states "In a joint

5 November 2019

At Age 95, She Fights Online Pornography

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For more than 50 years, Sister Helen Buscarino brought the fundamentals of Catholic faith and general education to hundreds of students throughout western New York, Brooklyn, and in San Antonio, Texas. Her education ministry was always important to her, but Sister Helen had a special attraction to social justice causes. At 95 years old, she

30 October 2019

Have a Good Night!

Every evening at about 5:30 P.M., Sisters Bernadette Pauline Battaglia, Mary Ann Reis, and Elise Renk journey from the farthest reach of the third floor east at The Waters to the first floor to say goodnight to concierge Patricia Hienz as she prepares to end her workday. The sisters say they just love Patty and

22 October 2019

Adapted Prayer of Saint Francis

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In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi and our religious vocation we share this adapted Prayer of St. Francis written by our deceased S. Marie Magdalena, OSF: Prayer of Saint Francis Adapted by Sister Marie Magdalena, OSF   Lord, make me a faithful member of our Community: Where there is hurt, let me bring Healing;

9 October 2019

Sherry Hayes-Peirce: Celebrating a decade of sainthood

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CHURCH SOCIAL TIPS Although I was educated on the Mainland, the Sacred Hearts Sisters put the imprint of the Hawaiian spirit on all the students they served at Maria Regina School in Gardena, California. I remember during my first trip to Hawaii in 1984 that there was a mention of Father Damien during a tour

8 October 2019

Reusable Bags Are The Way to Go!

By Franciscan Associate Gerianne Dobmeier This past month, News & Views featured several articles from our sisters advocating for the care of our common home. This week, the sisters who live at Fredonia Place of Williamsville and Father John Leising are showing their support by choosing reusable bags over plastic or paper bags. This is

4 October 2019

Religious Sisters Plan Ahead

On September 26-28. a beautiful fall weekend, sisters from the futuring group spent time in contemplation, prayer, shared meals and fun. Sister Louise Alff welcomed us and the leadership team joined us at our table discussions. We read two articles to prepare for the program: Nuns and Nones: Unlikely partners tackle the big questions by

2 October 2019

St. Francis Feast Day Greetings

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On October 4 we again celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  In so doing it is good to reflect on his life in the Middle Ages and how relevant his message is today. Francis focused his life on love of God which certainly is something we need to focus on in our world today. Francis

25 September 2019


Sister Caryn Crook, OSF If anyone ever tells you that composting doesn’t smell or that it is easy, it is not true.  But I am glad that we at the Hermitage compost. The sisters at the Hermitage were composting before I even entered. Turning food scraps into good soil for all kinds of gardens helps