News/Events

16 February 2018

Congregation Featured in “Pray. Act. Be the Change.” Billboard Campaign

North Hills. Oakland. South Hills. East Pittsburgh. West Hills. Beaver County. Catholic sisters have been present in these Pittsburgh neighborhoods, and throughout western Pennsylvania for more than a century. From Feb. 12 through March 12, each of these locations will be home to billboards featuring Catholic sisters inviting the public to #PrayActChange. If you happen

15 February 2018

Pray for Peace

The more than 350 members of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities ask you to join them in praying for the victims of the mass shooting In Parkland, Florida, and working together to end gun violence in any form — whether perpetrated by private citizens or law enforcement officers. This week’s mass

13 February 2018

Live Lent with Love

Lent is a time for strengthening our faith, a time when Christians put aside all that is unnecessary and become more mindful of their lives as instruments of God.

9 February 2018

Sisters Featured on “Bridge Street” Talk Show

Sisters Kathy Osbelt and Eileen Derrick recently visited with the hosts of "Bridge Street," a talk show produced by ABC NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse, to talk about the March 9 end of life care symposium sponsored by Francis House. Sister Eileen also gave viewers a sampling of therapeutic music for healing and comfort. Watch the

8 February 2018

Silence and Tranquility

By Sister Marianne Ferguson The village of Williamsville, New York is home to Glen Park, where in the winter, the beautiful Glen Falls, creates a wondrous vision of silence and tranquility. The roar of the water ceases and only silence and stillness remain. As one relishes this peaceful atmosphere, one can easily forget that hidden

6 February 2018

Remembering Sister Ann Carville

Sister Ann Carville went home to God Saturday, Feb. 3. Her gift of service to her sisters, to Franciscans and to religious orders addressing the challenges of funding retirement is no less than extraordinary. A true servant leader, Sister Ann was a woman of vision and compassion. Read more about Sister Ann at triblive.com. Read

31 January 2018

Sister Margaret Carney Honored

The Greater Olean (New York) Association of Churches presented Sister Margaret Carney, former president of St. Bonaventure University, with the 2018 Ecumen Award and the Agency Recognition Award Sunday, Jan. 28. Sister Margaret was honored for being an integral part of making the university a welcoming place for students of all Christian denominations and various

31 January 2018

Celebrating Saint Marianne’s Feast Day at Kalaupapa

by Sister Anne Marie Saphara Sister Anne Marie Saphara recently began a three-month stint in Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii, where she will be assisting Sister Barbara Jean Wajda with patients and visitors and also providing graphic art support to the National Park Service. This year in Kalaupapa, where our own St. Marianne Cope spend 35 years

29 January 2018

Feb. 2 is World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the feast of the Presentation of the Lord on Feb. 2. This day gives us an opportunity to pray for all those women and men in consecrated life who have given their lives in love to God, as well as for those who may be called to future vocations.