Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

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The coat of arms of the religious institute founded in 1875 by Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd

The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth are a Roman Catholic religious institute that was founded in Rome in 1875 by Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd (Franciszka Siedliska). The Sisters of the Holy Family are an apostolic, international congregation, located on four continents and in thirteen countries. There are five provinces in the United States.[1] There are over 1,700 members in Australia, Belarus, England, France, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, the Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, and the United States of America.[2] A Sister of this order is identified by the initials CSFN (Latin for "Congregatio Sacrae Familiae de Nazareth"; English translation: "Congregation of the Holy Family of Nazareth") after her name.

Blessed members[edit]

Beatified members of the Sisters of the Holy Family include Sister Stella and her companions, who were martyred on 1 August 1943 in Nowogródek, Poland (now Belarus), and who were beatified on 5 March 2000,[3] as well as the foundress, Frances Siedliska, beatified on 23 April 1989. Her feast day is 21 November.[4]

Provinces[edit]

Provinces of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth[5]
Country Location Province name
 United States Flag of Illinois.svg Des Plaines, Illinois Sacred Heart Province
United States United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Immaculate Conception Province
United States United States Flag of Connecticut.svg Monroe, Connecticut Immaculate Heart of Mary Province
United States United States Flag of Texas.svg Grand Prairie, Texas Blessed Frances Siedliska Province
United States United States Pittsburgh city coat.png Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania St. Joseph Province
 Australia Flag of the Australian Capital Territory.svg Garran, Australian Capital Territory Holy Spirit Province
 Poland Grand CoA Warsaw.png Warsaw, Poland Holy Name of Jesus Province
Poland Poland POL Kraków COA.svg Kraków, Poland Holy Name of Mary Province
 Italy
 France
 Great Britain
 Philippines
 Spain
Coat of arms of Rome.svg Rome, Italy
Generalate Region

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth". Blessed Frances Siedliska Province. Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth". Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. 2001-10-20. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Sister Stella and Companions". Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. 2000-05-24. Archived from the original on 2007-08-21. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  4. ^ "Mother Foundress". Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. 2000-05-24. Archived from the original on 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  5. ^ "Where Are We?". Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. 2001-10-20. Archived from the original on 2007-08-21. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 

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