Our Feature Articles

Our Feature Articles

In giving of themselves, SSMNs have brought joy, Christ to generations of faithful

Standing in the hallway of Our Lady of Victory School as students scurry to their classrooms, Principal Linda Petrey watches 105 years of history come alive. “The Sisters of St. Mary of Namur put their hearts and souls into this place, and you can feel it,” the educator explains

U.S. Trappist Monks say beer brewing enhances American monastic life

SPENCER, Mass. (CNS) -- The whoosh of the beer tap opening, the gentle glug of the golden brew pouring into the goblet, and the sizzle of the foaming mousse are joyous sounds to Trappist Brother Jonah Pociadlo's ears as he prepares to savor the signature ale created in his monastery's brewery.

More than educators: SSMNs' deeds of love extend beyond the classroom

The Sisters of St. Mary of Namur are best known for educating thousands of North Texans in schools from Waco to Wichita Falls, but the religious order’s unseen and unnamed deeds of love and mercy extend far beyond the classroom.

Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary are always on call for God

Each week in our diocese, God works through eight religious sisters to perform a modern day loaves and fishes miracle. Instead of feeding thousands of hungry bodies, these eight women feed the minds, spirits, and souls of thousands of Hispanic Catholics.

Servants from the start: SSMNs' charity to God, neighbor goes back to 19th century

The more Sister Patricia Ridgley studies the history of her order, the greater her respect grows for the five Sisters of St. Mary of Namur who left the security of their Belgium motherhouse for the perils of the New World.