Blessed Frances Siedliska–special Mass

You are invited to participate at the very special Mass of Thanksgiving for 170th anniversary of birth of Blessed Frances Siedliska, Foundress of the Sisters of Holy Family of Nazareth and the 110th anniversary of her death. That special Masswill be celebrated on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7 PM in English.     ***** The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth will commemorate the memory of their foundress, Blessed Frances Siedliska. Frances Siedliska, a noblewoman from 19th century Poland, founded the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN) as an international congregation in Rome in 1875. She chose Rome rather than another European cityto emphasize her dedication to the Church and her desire to cross ethnic boundaries. Her aim was to bring Christ’s love to everyone and to each one personally. She was beatified on April 23, 1989. Presently, the Congregation of about 1500, has sisters serving in Italy, Poland, England, France, Israel, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Australia, the Philippines, and most recently, in Kazakhstan. We congratulate the Sisters on this occasion, and we pray for their intentions as well as for new vocations to their religious Community. Her liturgical commemoration falls on November 21st.