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  • Oct. 23: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, Does it happen to you that when you hear a song in the morning, it stays with you all day? No matter what you do, you keep singing or humming it. Well, I couldn’t get the words “Give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s” out of my head. The …Read More

  • Sr. Amata: July 2, 1922-Oct. 21, 2014

    Sr. Amata of Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Agnes Sweeney – 92, died Oct. 21 at Jesus, Mary, Joseph Convent (Nazarethville), Des Plaines, IL,  in the 75th year of her religious life. The wake for Sr. Amata will be held at 5:00 PM on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Provincialate Chapel, 310 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL. Mass …Read More

  • Making it real for parish teens

    Nineteen youths from St. James Parish in suburban Chicago braved the coldest night of fall 2014 last Saturday, camping out in cardboard boxes and sleeping bags in the parish courtyard. Sr. Faustina Ferko, the director of youth ministry at St. James, said participants collected coats and money for the homeless at all the weekend masses.  …Read More

  • Oct. 16: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, Yesterday we celebrated another great feast of the church, St. Teresa of Avila. Happy Feast Day to those who celebrate this wonderful saint. I remember some lines that are attributed to her ‘Christ has no hands but yours…’ This all fits in to what has been happening all week. Our Sunday readings are a …Read More

  • Oct. 9: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, Just returned from having supper at our novitiate house together with Teresa Tran, from Texas, who is looking into joining our community. We stopped in Sr. Michele Vincent’s office and chatted awhile. Then I realized that it was Wednesday! Yikes! She said I have something to show you and pulled out a movable …Read More


    • 26 October 14


      The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and the Holy Family Academy (Chicago) Alumnae Committee are hosting an Oktoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the White Eagle in Niles, IL.

    • 02 November 14

      National Vocation Awareness Week

      Join us in prayer for vocations.

    • 10 November 14

      Food Drive

      This annual food drive is a joint effort of the Catholic Sisters in Western Pennsylvania to mark the beginning of the Year of Consecrated Life.

    • 14 November 14

      Discernment Weekend, TX

      Would you like to spend some time in a convent? Join other young women for a discernment weekend.

    • 15 November 14

      Come & See Day, TX

      Come, spend a day in a convent!