14 August 2018

Sister Marion Moeser Honored for Longstanding Service

Sister Marion Moeser was honored at the annual Christ the King Seminary Alumni Dinner on Friday, Aug. 10 for her many years of service as an associate professor of Sacred Scripture at the seminary located in East Aurora, New York. While there, Sister Marion, now a professor emerita, taught seminarians, permanent deacon candidates and lay ministers from

10 August 2018

Young Women Make a Difference

A lovely group of eight young women spent the week of July 30 serving, praying and sharing good times with us at Mount Alvernia in Millvale, Pennsylvania as part of our annual Summer Service Camp. The week began with a prayer service centering on “The Canticle of the Creatures” which set the Franciscan tone for

6 August 2018

Burgers, Blues & Blues – Tuesday, Aug. 14

Please join us Tuesday, August 14, 2018 St. Mary of the Angels, 201 Reist Street, Williamsville, New York 5 p.m. Social Hour 6 p.m. Gourmet BBQ Dinner 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Live music by The Black & Blue Band Beverages provided by 12 Gates Brewing Company and Caputi’s Northtown Liquors Advance sale tickets: $40 per

2 August 2018

Go, Light Your World!

This year’s six Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer program members ended their year of service at non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh area during a sending forth prayer service held at the Sisters of St. Francis of  the Neumann Communities' western Pennsylvania region house. Friends, families and ministry site supervisors joined the sisters and volunteers  for

2 August 2018

Pope declares death penalty inadmissible

"The key point here is really human dignity, the Pope is saying that no matter how grievous the crime, someone never loses his or her human dignity. One of the rationales for the death penalty in Catholic teachings historically was to protect society."  Read more at

18 July 2018

12 Days of Christmas in July

Christmas in July comes once a year, but the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities give the gifts of love and service in God’s name everyday. Partner with us in giving this Christmas in July. Your gift will make a difference in the lives of people who are in need.

10 July 2018

Seven Letters to Ancient Cities in Asia/Turkey

by Sister Marion Moeser Originally published in the Western New York Catholic newspaper The Sunday after the 9/11 attacks I was walking to my car after Mass in Alameda, California. I was being followed by a tall man and when I turned and asked if I could help him, he asked if the 9/11 attacks

3 July 2018

Christian Housing: ‘I love it here’

More than 40 years ago, Sisters M. Coleman Conroy, Veronica Marie Phillips and Capuchin Father Paul Kuppe founded Christian Housing Inc. and opened their first senior living community in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. Today, Christian Housing is home to 1,285 senior adults who reside at 24 locations in Allegheny and Elk Counties as well as in

3 July 2018

Infant of Prague Shrine to Close

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities today announced that on July 16, the congregation will close the Infant of Prague Shrine in Williamsville. The half-acre lot on Main Street where the shrine stands will be sold to Village Park Associates, LLC of Williamsville. Read more at