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100 Years 100 Stories: Second to Nun Framery

June 19, 2024

According to Pope Francis, “the arts give expression to the beauty of the faith and proclaim the Gospel message of the grandeur of God’s creation.” Additionally, “architects and painters, sculptors and musicians, filmmakers and writers, photographers and poets, artists of every discipline are called to shine beauty, especially where darkness or gray dominates everyday life....

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100 Years 100 Stories: the Great Atlantic Storm of 1962

June 19, 2024

After the Great Atlantic Storm destroyed much of the New Jersey coast in March 1962, Sr. Eustella Volk stands on what was left of the Sisters’ Sea Isle City beach retreat house, which was donated to them in 1941 by St. Joseph Manor resident, Charles M. Town.

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100 Years 100 Stories: The First Twelve Sisters’ Journey of Faith

June 19, 2024

Although the first 12 Sisters of the Redeemer did not arrive in America until March 1924, the pioneering journey began several years earlier. It all started when the Xaverian Brothers pleaded with Superior General Sr. Basilissa in Würzburg to send a group of Redeemer Sisters to join them in service at their St. Joseph High...

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100 Years in America: the Opening Mass for our Centennial Year

June 19, 2024

More than 300 people attended the Opening Mass for the Sisters’ 100th Anniversary in America, which was presided over by Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, on March 19, 2024 at St. Albert the Great Church. During the Mass processional, a Sister carried a banner with the name and photo of one of the first...

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100 Years in America: our Centennial Artwork

June 19, 2024

The Sisters are excited to share the beautiful Centennial Artwork, an original painting by Sr. Ana. The artwork will be a visual centerpiece through the Centennial Year. Inspired by the Centennial Theme, “A Journey of Faith… Love Leads Us On,” the artwork highlights four meaningful symbols—the Lamb, a boat, a sunrise, and water. Sr. Ana...

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The Sisters of the Redeemer Mourn Sr. Martina Nicklaus, CSR

January 25, 2024

Sister M. Martina Nicklaus, CSR, 85, a Sister of the Redeemer who was called by God to be a healing presence in a hurting world, died January 21, 2024 at the Sisters’ Magnificat Center in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., where she resided. Baptized Blandina Nicklaus in Üchtelhausen, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Martin...

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Sisters of the Redeemer from Tanzania Arrive in U.S.

January 9, 2024

The Sisters of the Redeemer are excited and blessed to welcome three Sisters from Tanzania to live and minister alongside them in the U.S. Province for three years as part of an intra-congregational experience.  Sisters of the Redeemer, Sr. Secilia Luwongo, Sr. Noela Mkwala, and Sr. Irene Matambwe arrived in late November from Tanzania, where the...

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100th Anniversary of the Sisters of the Redeemer Arriving in North America

December 5, 2023

On Ash Wednesday 1924, 12 Sisters of the Redeemer left their homeland of Germany to travel to America where they were called to serve. Providentially, the Sisters, accompanied by two Superiors, arrived at Ellis Island on March 19, 1924—the Feast Day of their patron saint, St. Joseph. Since arriving in America nearly 100 years ago,...

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A Lenten Retreat: Break Every Chain, a Road to Racial Healing

January 25, 2023

“Consider it all joy, my sisters and brothers, when you encounter various trials for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3   The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Black Catholics is partnering with the Sisters of the Redeemer to host an full-day spiritually-empowering and immersive experience. This Lenten retreat will...

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Night at the Races is Back!

July 26, 2022

Since arriving in America nearly a century ago, the Sisters of the Redeemer have responded to the needs of poor, sick, and underserved persons. Considering the demands of the times, the Sisters established ministries—one by one—most of them now part of Redeemer Health, formerly Holy Redeemer Health System. Over the years, our ministries expanded beyond...

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