To seek out and advocate for the poor and needy, especially families, for the Kingdom of God since in 1872.
Our Leadership Team
Sisters Anne, Elaine Marie, Caritas and Kathy
The Sisters of the Holy Family of Fremont are pleased to announce that the following Sisters have been called to serve on the new Leadership Team, beginning September 2, 2017.
- Caritas Foster, Congregational President;
- Elaine Marie Sanchez, Congregational Vice President;
- Ann Marie Gelles, Congregational Councilor;
- Kathleen Littrell, Congregational Councilor.
Elected at Congregational Chapter on July 2, 2017 to serve for four years beginning 2017 to 2021.
“Their sturdy backs bent down, by labor and fatigue, their eyes intent upon the earth, sift through stubble discarded by the reapers.” – Sister Michaela O’Connor
The image above is a detail from The Gleaners, an oil painting by Jean-François Millet completed in 1857. It depicts three peasant women gleaning a field of stray stalks of wheat after the harvest.
As Gleaners, we stand at the edge of society where Christ is encountered in Word, Silence, and Action where power of His Kingdom pushes out the boundaries of our world.
We will be recognized by our simplicity of life and visible presence among the most abandoned. Our mission as Gleaners will be to serve segments of the population who are under served by Church and social institutions.
Our coming together as a community will be typical of the gathering of disciples around Jesus. Thus, we are open to the power of the Spirit which unifies and empowers us with a passion for mission.
The richness of our community life will be the result of our commitment to interact with one another and assume the responsibilities of active participation as we live our common faith and mission. This will be enhanced by our spirit of inclusiveness where individuals, drawn by the charism, freely choose levels of participation where they live out their commitment as Vowed Members and Associates.
Our position in the world as Gleaners calls our congregation and institutions to a larger social agenda. Toward that end we will network and collaborate with other congregations for the poor; impacting policy with Gospel values and promoting the values upon which we were originally established.