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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

By Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus / January 30, 2023

Sister Gina Iadanza, MSC, is well known throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, serving as associate director for the Secretariat for Clergy, Formation and Chaplaincy Services for the past 10 years. Dealing with a variety of cultures came naturally with Sister Iadanza as she grew up on military bases around the world with her career Army…

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Bible Study with clowns part of the job

By Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus / August 8, 2022

August 2022 Morning Call, Lehigh Valley and Allentown, PA News Sister Dorothy, an Allentown native, served in circuses By Rachel Shin The Morning Call “Many of my best friends are clowns,” Sister Dorothy Fabritze earnestly told the crowd at Sacred Heart Church in Bethlehem Township. On the wall, she projected an old photo of herself,…

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Dominican Republic Mission Trip

By Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus / September 29, 2015
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Lace Up Your Sneakers For The Annual Nun Run

By Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus / August 25, 2015

Sister Lisa, MSC, shares the community story of the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart Of Jesus. Sister Lisa talks about the founding of the MSC in 1900 in Germany to evangelize and start schools in the South Sea Islands. In 1908 MSC missionaries were sent to the ‘pagan land’ of Pennsylvania! Today there…

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Listen to Sr. Dorothy tell her vocation story – from PNG to Circus Sister!

By Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus / August 25, 2015
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Circus nuns: These sisters are no act

By Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus / August 25, 2015

Sister Dorothy Fabritze, 67, has traveled with the circus for 16 years providing spiritual guidance to employees and their families. In January, Sister Mary Seibert, tasked with grooming the resident llama, joined Fabritze in traveling across the United States. (McKenna Ewen / The Washington Post)

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Stephen’s Place

By Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus / August 25, 2015

Stephen’s Place, a half-way house for men transitioning back into the community, was begun by Sr. Virginia Longcope, MSC in 1994. View the video below to learn more about the difference Sr. Virginia and Stephen’s Place are making in Bethlehem, PA.

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SPEC 2012

By Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus / August 25, 2015

Sisters Dorothy Fabritze, MSC and Bernard Overkamp, MSC are affectionately known as our Circus Sisters. View the video below to understand their mission.

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