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"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven ... A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. (Ecclesiastes 3:1,8)"

RIP Sister Joan of Arc Rodrigues

Sister Joan of Arc Rodrigues, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family, died on October 20, 2014, at the age of 84 at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont, California. She was born on December 25, 1929 in Antioch, California.

Throughout Sister Joan of Arc’s 56 years as a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family, she served as a Religious Education Coordinator at many parishes in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. In more recent years, Sister became a Pastoral Associate and ministered for several years at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Los Angeles.

In 1996, Sister Joan of Arc was named the Pastoral Care Director at the Motherhouse Care Center and remained in that position for several years until her retirement. Although retired, Sister Joan of Arc remained active in Community Ministry.

Before joining the Sisters, Sister Joan of Arc served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955, in Washington, DC, and Treasure Island, California. Her military service qualifies her for military honors at her burial, so an honor guard was present at the funeral. Read the reflection from the Funeral Mass here

Memorial Remembrances may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Family, P.O. Box 3248, Fremont, CA 94539.

Sisters of the Holy Family is ready to run our Annual Online Mission Campaign Auction fundraiser!

Starting on October 13, 2014, Sisters of the Holy Family will be auctioning a number of fun and unusual items - including a number of faith-based jewlery & stautes and items made by our Sisters!

Please click here and take a moment browse and plan your bidding!

Sisters are Committed!

Top Referrers win a Special Prize! Are you ready to win? Tell Your Friends!  The person who REFERS (click here)  the most people who then bid, will receive a special gift valued at $30 or more!

Moblie Auction Site: https://bforg.com/holyfamilysisters

Women & Spirit California just launched is the "virtual museum" an online version of the photos, artifacts, videos and captions from the original exhibit. It can be found at http://womenandspiritcaliforniaonline.com/

There is also a traveling exhibit, which is suitable for display in churches, schools, hospitals and special events can be reserved at

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