Sister Stories

Stories from our readers of how a Felician Sister has touched their lives.

Compassionate Ministry

In the early 1980s, I was teaching at Bishop Gallagher High School and felt inspired to become a volunteer for the Team for Justice in jail ministry. Conversations indicated that I could best serve by forming a small team that…

Sister Mary Liliose

My heart has always been with the sisters I loved as family. I can see the professionalism of the community remains true. Sister Mary Liliose Pytz was not only a teacher but trained us in the novitiate. She was the…

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…

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…

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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