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4 February 2019

Share the Love

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Did you know...? Valentine's Day is coming up and when you shop at smile.amazon.com, 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 [...]

29 May 2020

Pray for the 100,000

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The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities urge you to join us, along with mayors and those of all faiths in praying for the more than 100,000 souls lost during the coronavirus pandemic. At noon on Monday, June 1, please take a moment to bow your head in prayer for the dead and [...]

15 May 2020

New Beginnings at Timau Mission

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By S. Joanne Gangloff New beginnings.....our convent in Timau is now a novitiate and novice mistress S. Mary has already moved in with five second-year novices.  Here they are with Fr. Moses, the very dynamic parish priest. May they enjoy the house and surroundings as much as many of our sisters have over past years. [...]

12 May 2020

Merry Mask Makers Save Lives

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Throughout our Community, several sisters have earned the title of “Merry Mask Maker” during this pandemic. Sister Barbara Ann Sansone is the gifted mask magician at the Villa St. Francis in Peekskill, NY. Working steadily at her sewing machine S. Barbara has completed 60 masks for a hospital or health care facility in need. Sister [...]

7 May 2020

Jesus the Healer, Emmanuel

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Jesus the Healer, Emmanuel By Sister Marion Moeser, OSF The Covid 19 global pandemic reveals our vulnerability; the mitigation efforts make us aware of community around us and all over the world. At this time we naturally turn to prayer and ask for help and healing from our God. Our situation calls to mind Jesus’ [...]

1 May 2020

Clare, Covid-19, and The Communion of Saints

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By Sister Margaret Carney OSF, STD Published on the Franciscan Media website “He died alone!” “We were not with her!” These lamentations are heard daily as people recount the most bitter experience of losing a loved one to COVID-19. This cry from the heart expresses the deep suffering the crisis creates. But dare we ask [...]

24 April 2020

Appearance of Jesus at Lake Tiberius – Jn1:1-14

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By Sister Marianne Ferguson  We might wonder why John, the beloved disciple, was the first to recognize Jesus at Lake Tiberius. There must have been a close relationship fostered by many conversations during which they revealed much about themselves to each other so that they came to know each other on a human level. John [...]

24 April 2020

Where Do You Find Peace?

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The following reflection is written by Joyce Rupp - writer, international retreat leader, and conference speaker. You can subscribe to Joyce Rupps Newsletter here. Shortly after the Covid-19 virus reached our state, an incident in the supermarket troubled me.  A stranger spoke at length about the details of his work at a water bottling company, his [...]

21 April 2020

The Cross: Birthing the Community of Disciples

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By Sister Marion Moeser In 2002, I gave a presentation on Mary in the gospels. During the discussion, one person remarked that she had heard that the blood and water coming from the side of Jesus on the cross in John 19:34 was a birthing image – the amniotic fluid and blood involved in human [...]