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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A Heartfelt Tribute

I went to Ladywood High School in Livonia, Michigan from 1972 to 1976. I had a wonderful teacher named Sister Martin Ann. She taught religion and made it relative to your life. We did special things in the month of…

Teacher’s Legacy

At Assumption BVM grade school in Oil City PA, my 8th Grade Teacher was Sister Mary Gertrude. This was the year 1963-64. Sister was well liked and I had many conversations with her about politics and the JFK Administration. After…

Inspirational Sister

Sister Mary Benedette the business teacher at Villa Maria Academy was so inspirational for me. Many of the techniques, ethics and professional training under her stayed with me for the 37 years. I worked as an administrative assistant at the…

Gratitude Across Decades

I am writing to express a long, long, belated thank you to my first grade teacher, Sister Mary Carolita Turzinski. I was her student for one year in 1958-59 at Good Shepard. She was sweet, compassionate, and an excellent instructor.…

Spirit of Joy

I was in formation with the Franciscan friars back in the 1980s. I spent the summer of 1985 at the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University in New York. There were four Felician sisters there that summer: Sisters Pauline and…

Cherished 1st Grade Teacher

I had a 1st grade teacher at St. Thecla School in Clinton TWP, MI named Sr. Teresitta. She was a Polish speaking nun and one of the best teachers I ever had. She taught her students how to read at…

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…

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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…

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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