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4 February 2019

Share the Love

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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.

26 February 2020

Finding Light in the Darkness

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There are moments in our lives when our personal world is filled with darkness. Tragedy, loss, bereavement, rejection and failure are all common experiences. There is no living human being who holds the power to avoid being touched by pain. There is no defense strong enough to make us invulnerable to the unpredictability of life’s

12 February 2020

Helping Others Hone Their English Skills

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After serving her fellow sisters as a member of the congregation’s Leadership team for eight years, Sister Roberta Smith was open to a new ministry. When a friend approached her about teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults, she agreed. “There is a Hispanic population down in the Bronx that needs help with

4 February 2020

“For a famine had gripped the whole world” (Gen. 41:57)

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By Sister Marion Moeser As I write, wildfires ravage Australia, caused by record high temperatures and record low rainfall. Famine threatens several countries of Africa forcing mass migrations, again drought related. Concerns about the lack of rain and famine are expressed often in the Old Testament. Worshiping false gods, particularly Baal the Canaanite god of

28 January 2020

In Praise of St. Catharine’s in Pelham

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Sister Mary McCaffrey To say that I am nostalgic and gloriously joyful when I think of my grammar school days is an understatement. St. Catharine’s in Pelham, New York, was a haven where we met wonderful people, learned amazing things, and played after school until the six o’clock whistle blew for us to go home

22 January 2020

Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console…

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2018 Report of Appreciation  Sister Amy Williams's status as a vowed woman religious brings an extra component to her work as a hospice nurse in Pennsylvania. Along with caring for physical needs, she also ministers to the spiritual and emotional needs not only of individuals with a terminal illness and their families but to her

10 January 2020

From Refugees to Family

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Mauricio and Evelyn Melara were 18 when they left civil war-torn El Salvador in 1988. They walked to the Mexico – U.S. border and eventually ended up in Buffalo, New York, hoping to gain entry to Canada. But a backlog of refugees left them, and hundreds of other asylum seekers stranded in Buffalo with little

7 January 2020

New portraits of Hawaii’s saints stand out above the cathedral’s altar

12/26/2019 BY HAWAII CATHOLIC HERALD By Anna Weaver Hawaii Catholic Herald Two new faces can be seen in the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. Specially commissioned portraits of St. Marianne Cope and St. Damien de Veuster went up in December on each side of the crucifixion scene on the high altar. Read more

23 December 2019

Christmas Project at St. Agnes Convent

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In Her Own Words:  Sister Ann Helene Koenig  The Christmas Gift Project, also known as the Santa Claus Project, began in 1983 while I was a Principal at St. Agnes School and Parish in the Buffalo area.  My telephone rang one day; a representative from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Cheektowaga wanted to know if I