Sister Stories

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

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…

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…

Sister Mary Christopher Moore

My Friend, Loretta

Seventy years ago, I went to Holy Trinity Elementary School with Loretta. Eight years later, we “graduated” and Loretta moved to Coraopolis, PA to live with the Felician Sisters. Since then, I have seen her dedicate her heart, mind, and…

Sister playing guitar and singing

Rock on, Sr. Marilyn!

What a wonderful time it was to learn to really play the guitar under Sister Marilyn Minter’s guidance. I played for many years, with some of the songs that she wrote. “Be Still” is still my favorite of hers. I…

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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