News from the Felician Sisters

Advent Retreat Opportunities

Mary, the Breath of New Life
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Convent
Coraopolis, PA
Sunday, December 2, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sr. Judith Marie Blizzard, CSSF, will guide participants through a reflection upon the impact of Mary’s yes to God on the world, on the Church and on us; Luke’s Gospel when Mary’s yes gives birth to the Messiah; the Acts of the Apostles when Mary’s yes gives birth to the Church; and what we can learn from Mary’s life of prayer and her openness to the gift of the Holy Spirit. Participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy periods of reflections at different locations on the convent grounds, including the labyrinth, grotto, and peace sites. A continental breakfast and light lunch will be served. Sunday liturgy will be held at 3:00 pm. There is no cost to attend, but a free will offering is welcome. To register, please call (412) 264-2890.

Mary’s “Yes” to God
Maryville Retreat Center
Holly, MI
December 7-9, 2018

Sr. Judith Marie Blizzard, CSSF, will guide participants through an exploration of the impact of Mary’s “yes” to God on the world and on the Church. We will also reflect on what we can learn from our Blessed Mother about our personal “yes” to do God’s Will throughout our lives. Participants are asked to bring a bible and a journal. Cost is $140 per person, which includes retreat participation, overnight lodging, linens, and meals. To register, please contact Sr. M. Catherine Ryzewicz at (248) 634-5566 or Deadline to register is Friday, November 30, 2018. Space is limited to 12 participants.


Dedication of New Mission Complex in Jacmel, Haiti

On October 10, 2018, joyful voices rang out in Jacmel, Haiti, giving praise to God and asking him to bless the newly constructed Felician mission complex. Mission co-directors Sr. Marilyn Marie Minter and Sr. Mary Inga Borko have served Haitian young people, children, and families in need since their arrival in September 2012. The dedication of this facility marks the beginning of a new phase of this Felician ministry of presence.

Read more about the Felician mission in Haiti on their blog.