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We are happy that you are visiting our website. 

For 175 years, the Sisters of the Holy Family have addressed the needs of the people through education, healthcare, pastoral care, housing for low-income senior citizens, feeding of the poor and prison ministry. 

This website will give you a glimpse of our history, ministries and activities.  The Sisters have been the face of mercy and hope for the people they serve.  They have faithfully and compassionately given their lives in the service of the people.  Those sentiments were expressed by many people as we celebrated our 175th anniversary throughout the United States, Belize, Central America and Nigeria, Africa in 2017.

We thank God for our many years of service and ask for His guidance and blessings as we address the needs of the people today.

We pray that as you venture through this website that you will be uplifted and inspired by the works of the Sisters, and support the ministries.  May God shower His choicest blessings on you and your family.
 
Sincerely in Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Sr. Greta Jupiter, SSF
Congregational Leader

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HISTORY OF THE
SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY
Twenty years before the Civil War of the United States, and before it was legal for such a Congregation to exist, the Sisters of the Holy Family were founded in New Orleans, Louisiana by Henriette Delille, a free woman of color.

Co-foundresses of this religious community of African-American women were Juliette Gaudin and
Josephine Charles.
1988          Process initiated

2005          The life virtues, and
                       reputation of sanctity of
                      Henriette Delille were
                      tried at the Archdiocesan
                      New Orleans Tribunal
                       and an alleged miracle
                       attributed to her  . . .
For more information contact:

Sister Laura Mercier, SSF
Vocation Directeress
504-309-8175
ssfvocations@yahoo.com

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SSF Cookies
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SSF Cook Book
Filled with favorite recipies of the Sisters of the Holy Family

175 Anniversary
Commemorative Book

Filled with community history, current events, pictures of every Sister or the Holy Family and words of encouragement from many people who love and support the Sisters

MINISTRY LINKS 

DELILLE INN
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St. John Berchman's Day Care Center
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St. John Berchman's Manor
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Lafon Nursing Home

St. Mary's Academy

COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS AND CATHOLIC INFORMATION

Dooky Chase's:
Queen of Creole Cuisine

Destiny Productions
Video Production & Graphic Design

Archdiocese of
New Orleans

Vatican News

Liberty Bank