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Sister Lisa’s 40-year Mission Spreads Love of Jesus Around the World

By Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus / February 28, 2024

Originally Printed by AD TodayBy Gia Myershttps://www.ad-today.com/local/sister-lisas-40-year-mission-spreads-love-of-jesus-around-the-world Reflecting on the year 1982, Sister Lisa Valentini remembers she was preparing to take final vows as a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (I.H.M.) and to teach religion to second-grade students in a Philadelphia Catholic school.  She remembers one day reading to…

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Sister Virginia Longcope, founder of halfway house program for men in recovery, to be feted at retirement gala

By Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus / October 26, 2023

APRIL GAMIZ / THE MORNING CALL By DANIEL PATRICK SHEEHAN | The Morning Call PUBLISHED: October 24, 2023 at 10:19 a.m. | UPDATED: October 25, 2023 at 1:26 p.m. Two years ago, Sister Virginia Longcope ostensibly stepped back from her role as director of Stephen’s Place, the halfway house she founded to assist recovering addicts after they left prison. No one believed…

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Sr. Lisa Valentini, MSC Honored by her Alma Mater 

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

On May 20, 2023 Sr. Lisa Valentini, MSC was inducted into the Marian High School Hall of Fame, Tamaqua, PA. A very proud 1974 graduate of Marian, Sr. Lisa was recognized for her work with the poor and the marginalized and for providing many young women and men of Marian High School the opportunity to…

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The Immigrant Crisis at Our Border 

By Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus / February 28, 2023

Through the eyes and the heart of Sr. Lisa Valentini, MSC The mighty Rio Grande at Reynosa, Mexico…so close and yet so far for the people struggling to provide a better life for their families. It is December of 2022 and I am a visitor in Texas, one of many volunteers offering compassionate service and…

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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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