Sister Saturday: Meet Mother Mary Mark

Mother Mary Mark grew up nearby in Norwich, Connecticut. While studying at the Academy she was drawn to the Sisters’ simplicity. Mother’s hobbies include cooking, ice skating, and basketball!

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1st Sunday of Advent

My Dear Good People,   Beginning today, the First Sunday of Advent, 2022, instead of looking at the Gospel for the day, let us consider Our Lady and St. Joseph as they journey through the wondrous Christmas story that we have heard since childhood. Let

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Sister Saturday: Meet Sister Marie Lucette

Sister Marie Lucette grew up in Belize. She met the Sisters when she came to the Academy of the Holy Family as a sophomore. When a community celebration approaches, Sister can very often be found decorating and planning the celebration!

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Solemnity of Christ the King 2022

  This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. Our minds are full of images of the Queen of England (may she rest in peace), of the new King Charles III, and of Princes and Princesses. Suddenly in the last few years we

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Reflection for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Divine Dialogue of God with the Soul   Have you heard people say, ‘I’m sure these are the end times!’? Most of us have. People who say this are familiar with the Gospel we hear today from Luke 21:5-19.  In it, Jesus is speaking of

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Sister Saturday: Meet Sister M. Loreto

Sister M. Loreto was born in New Jersey, but moved and grew up in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. She picked up a brochure about the community while on a vocational retreat and was inspired to write to them. Mother Marie Alma (the foundress) responded immediately. She

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Sister Saturday: Meet Sister M. Gabriel

Sister M. Gabriel was born in Bath, Pennsylvania and grew up in Bourne, Massachusetts. She met the Sisters when she came to the Academy of the Holy Family as a sophomore in high school. When her mom first pulled into the Academy parking lot, she

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Reflection for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Reflections for the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time. Sometimes we ask questions about our faith, and we might feel guilty doing so—it seems like we might be insulting God. But that’s not how God sees it. He wants us to have a mature understanding of

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In Memory of Sister Mary Daniel

Sister Mary Daniel (Theresa) Benjamin,75, was called Home to her Lord and Savior on November 1, 2022 at Holy Family Motherhouse, Baltic after a long illness. She was born on November 6, 1946 in Norwich CT, the daughter of the late Eldon and Alice (LeBlond)

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Reflection for the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Divine Dialogue of God with the Soul   When I was small, my brothers would lure me into their frequent after school games of hide-and-go-seek. I hated that game, not because I was afraid of being found too easily, but because I was afraid of

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Sister Saturday: Meet Sister M. Josephine

Sister M. Josephine was born and spent much of her life in Burundi, Africa. She eventually met the Sisters at St. Agnes convent chapel in St. Paul, Minnesota. One day when she was praying in their chapel a Sister invited her to come on a

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Sister Saturday: Meet Sister Mary Patrick

Sister Mary Patrick grew up in Manchester Connecticut and was attracted to the Sisters’ joyful and simple spirit when they came to her parish in 1960. Sister likes anything with music; listening, playing and directing the Sister’s choir. She can often be found mopping the

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