19 June 2018

Sister Suzanne Susany: In the News

An immigration attorney in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Sister Suzanne is one of several people who will be featured in the Global Sisters Report "Seeking Refuge" series, focusing on how Catholic women religious are helping with the refugee crisis. Read more about the series at

18 June 2018

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is observed every year on June 20 in order to raise public awareness about refugees' situations throughout the world. World Refugee Day was established in 2000 by the United Nations General Assembly. U.N. Secretary-General's Message What would you do if you were forced to leave your home? Today, more than 68 million

11 June 2018

Suicide Prevention: Faith.Hope.Life Resources

This week’s highly publicized suicides of two prominent individuals are putting light on the growing problem. Find resources to learn more about the problem and how to participate in the National Weekend of Prayer for Faith Hope and Life here:  

7 June 2018

Sisters Honored for a Century of Hospital Service in Poughkeepsie

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE AT ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL IN POUGHKEEPSIE! This was the appreciative cheer of the 500 people attending the Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County Award Ceremony on June 5 in Wappingers Falls, New York. The organization honored the Sisters with the annual Legacy Award for their century of service

1 June 2018

Sister Mary McCaffrey Celebrates 70 Years of Religious Life

Sister Mary McCaffrey renews her vows with Sister Pat Larkin. Surrounded by her family, friends and sisters in community, Sister Mary McCaffrey celebrated her 70th jubilee on Saturday, May 19 at Mount St. Francis in Peekskill, New York. Msgr. Anthony Marchitelli served as the main celebrant of the Mass along with seven concelebrants. Deacon Michael

25 May 2018

Four Celebrate Anniversaries in Religious Life

Photo: Seated, Sister Coleman Conroy (70 years) Standing from left, Sisters Bernadette Schaad, Genevieve Kovalesky and Jonathan Lunskis (50 years) Four Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities celebrated their 70th and 50th anniversaries in religious life on Saturday, May 19. Sister Coleman Conroy celebrated her 70 year anniversary, while Sisters Genevieve Kovalesky, Jonathan

22 May 2018

Day of Discernment

We are pleased to be a part of this Day of Discernment in the Diocese of Syracuse. If you are a woman who is pondering the next steps in your life, or if you are considering religious life, join other women of faith for a day long workshop designed to teach you how to tune

18 May 2018

A Golden Anniversary for Peru Ministry

In 1964 Pope Paul IV asked religious orders to include the predominately Catholic territory of Latin America in their work. After much discussion, research and prayer, the Sisters of St. Francis in Syracuse opted to open a school in Paramonga, a town 110 miles northwest of Lima, Peru. The school opened in 1967, marking the

17 May 2018

Sister Pat Bergan Receives Humanitarian Award

Sister Pat Bergan received the Humanitarian Award from Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Syracuse during their May 9 annual House of Providence Dinner. As parish associate at St. Lucy's Church, Sister Pat was honored for her work with and for people in need on the Near West Side of Syracuse. In addition to her