A small group of Sisters came to the United States from Germany in 1858 to minister to the poor and sick. Sisters in the United States work in a variety of different ministries.



  • Acceptance - and Differences can be Healing

    beth Rindler previewI have several thoughts in response to Father Gittins' statement: “You are Christians, and therefore people who live, who exude and who heal with hope. It is an essential component of your healing charism."

  • Thank You for the Gifts I Received...

    14 preview Last year I asked to have some time to help me become more prepared for the move I was about to make from Casetta Nova Community in Rome to Casa Nazareth in Padua.
  • Forgiveness: an essential for self healing

    arleen bourquinPreviewAt some point(s) in life, we all experience events that challenge us to forgive.  We may need to forgive ourselves, others and even God.  The event itself may seem trivial or it may have destroyed a valued...

  • I have witnessed the healing of another

    anita mcardlepreviewOver the years as a Sister Nurse I have experienced many healings, but none as dramatic as this...when I was serving our beloved Sisters at Mount Alverno Center, I witnessed the healing of many Sisters...

  • Reflections on Healing in Today's World…

    20previewWe have asked several Sisters and Associates to reflect on the SFP International Conference on Healing, and on what it means to be an instrument of healing in today’s world. What follows are their...

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