Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
Who are the sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth?
The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth was founded in Rome, Italy in 1875 by Frances Siedliska, a Polish noblewoman. The sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth are an international apostolic congregation of vowed women religious. They believe that the Holy Family of Nazareth, three persons in communion with God and each other, obedient and faithful to the will of God, reveals the profound reality that God is present in the most simple and ordinary experiences of human life.
What is Their Mission?
This vision, which so captivated the foundress, Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd (Francis Siedliska), is the source and inspiration for their life and service. Sharing in Jesus’ mission of spreading the Kingdom of God’s love, they engage in a variety of ministries with and in the Church. Mindful that it is in an environment of love that persons come to fullness of life, they witness a family spirit among themselves, and are dedicated to the moral and religious renewal of family life. They are committed to creating communities of love and hope which celebrate the oneness of the human family.
Therefore, the Sisters’ mission is to spread the Kingdom of God among themselves and then to promote it among others, particularly among families.
With the family perspective influencing all that the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth do, they call for the expression of three essential values from any ministry conducted in their name:
Since the family is the first school of love, we are committed to the strengthening of family life in whatever ways we are able.
We are building God’s reign of love in our world, step by step, moment by moment, here, in this place. The people we encounter are the sons and daughters of God. We must know and understand that.
The more we recognize that God is in the daily, the more compassionate and caring we will be. We will act from a transformed consciousness.