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  • All-night vigil at Byzantine Catholic church

    Sharing ‘Faces of Catholicism’ The mid-September overnight vigil at St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church in Pittsburgh was “a first of its kind,” Sr. Celeste Hupert notes, “beginning with 4 pm Mass Saturday and concluding at noon on Sunday” after a Byzantine Catholic liturgy.  Pittsburgh Bishop David A. Zubik presided at the Saturday Mass, while …Read More

  • Nov. 20: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, Before I finish the rest of the projects I have started I thought I should write the reflection for this week. We had a wonderful weekend in Texas and happily Teresa Tran was accepted into the affiliacy program. Yeah Teresa! It was wonderful being with you, your family and friends as well as …Read More

  • Sr. Amata Sweeney (1922-2014)

    July 2, 1922-Oct. 21, 2014 Whenever someone asked Sr. Amata Sweeney how she was doing, she always responded, “I’m happy and I’m blessed.”  This approach to life can be traced back to her early years in Texas, the second child of Francis Sweeney and Sarah Hazel Walsh, who met and married in Wichita Falls.   Agnes …Read More

  • Nov. 12: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, Today is the anniversary of the birth of our Mother Foundress, Bl. Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd (Frances Siedliska). Happy Birthday Mother! As I pack to go to Texas for a discernment weekend, my mind is filled with the activities of this past week. Not only was it National Vocation Awareness Week, …Read More

  • Sr. Rose Thelma Meckowska (1924-2014)

    Jan. 1, 1924 – Oct. 6, 2014 The youngest of five children, Rose Meckowska brought in the New Year in 1924 in Palmer, PA.  Eventually, the family moved to Brooklyn, where young Rose was taught by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She attended the sisters’ Nazareth Academy in Torresdale, graduating in 1941. …Read More