Members of the Felician Community

Members of the Felician Community

Our supporters and friends are part of our Felician community: alumni and parents from our schools and childcare centers; those who journeyed with us through hospice care or experienced assisted living; and those who received assistance in our ministries, met us in parishes or on retreats, volunteered beside us, or supported our work financially. We love it when you submit “Sister Stories” to let us know how a Felician Sister touched your life.

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She Still Prays for All of Us

When I first met her in the fall of 1970, Sr. Mary Fidelia Piwowar was at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish, the oldest Polish parish on the East Coast. I had been hired right before the opening of school…

Sister Susan Holbach

Courageous Woman

I would like to introduce you to a friend, a colleague, and a courageous woman who was determined to live her life as a Felician sister. Her name was Sr. Susan Holbach. Sr. Susan provided support to the people around…

Sister Paula Marie Palasz

Teaching Love

Sr. Paula Mary Palasz is such a caring individual. Her love is expressed through actions. I just love to watch her interact with other residents. She teaches me how to love.— Jane

Two sisters making rosaries

60,000 Rosaries

I remember making rosaries with Sr. Imeldine at St. Francis Hospital. She showed me how to make them even though I was left- handed. Since 1960, I have made 60,377 rosaries. Sr. Samuel is now in charge of the Rosary…

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Dynamite Felician Sisters

I worked at Villa St. Francis for 12 years and now I have lived here myself for the past 2 ½ years. When my husband needed assisted living, I knew that the Felician Sisters would take good care of him.…

Sister Barbara

Comforts of Home

When I moved into Villa St. Francis, things were not going so well with me. But Sr. Barbara Marie Brylka reached out and comforted me a lot and helped me to adjust to my new living situation. All the Sisters…

Sister reading a book in the library

Halcyon Days of High School

As a graduate of Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Enfield, CT, we relished the traditions of our school. The Felicians brought us up from fearful freshmen to fearless seniors in our four years with them. I remember Sr.…

Sister Mary Frazer

School Masses on Fridays

I went to Catholic school at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Hopewell, PA. Growing up, I loved going to Mass on Fridays. Sr. Margaret Frazer (Sr. Margie), who has now passed on to the heavenly gates, would always…

Sister Michaeline Bosco

Beloved Best Friend

Sr. Mary Michaeline Bosco of Olean, NY was and will always be my most beloved best friend. We met in the 1970s at Villa Maria High School in Buffalo, NY. She was a home economics teacher and sophomore advisor. I…

Portraits of three sisters

Three Sisters

I have many wonderful memories of the Felician Sisters. Mainly I would like to acknowledge three sisters who influenced my life and supported me through the years at St. Stanislaus in Amsterdam, New York. +Sr. Mary Bernice Pikul, who was…

Serving where needed since 1874

Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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