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April 11, 2010

Congratulations, and thanks

The women and men recognized on the following pages have dedicated their lives to ministering to the people of God, educating generations of Catholic children, serving in hospitals and nursing homes and staffing parishes in cities and rural areas throughout the United States. Several have traveled further afield, taking the Word of God around the world as missionaries.

This is the first of two annual special issues of the Catholic New World that honors religious men and women – sisters, brothers and priests belonging to religious congregations – celebrating special anniversaries. This issue focuses on those who have served for 60 or more years. In October, another issue will focus on those celebrating anniversaries of 25 and 50 years. Please join the staff of the Catholic New World in congratulating – and thanking – our jubilarians

Women Religious

Benedictine Sisters of Chicago

75 YEARS

SISTER MERCEDES MOORE, from St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, worked in education and hospital and parish pastoral ministry. She served at St. Scholastica Academy and Evanston Hospital and St. Athanasius, Evanston. She lives in retirement at St. Scholastica, where she assists with mailings.

70 YEARS

SISTER AMY CAMPBELL served in elementary education. She served at St. Hilary, St. John Nepomucene and Mother of God, Waukegan. She now lives in retirement in Denver.

60 YEARS

SISTER CALLISTA KALEY, from St. Timothy Parish, worked in education, predominantly in music. She served at St. Scholastica Academy, Queen of All Saints, St. Hilary and St. Lambert, Skokie. She is semi-retired, lives at St. Scholastica and serves as a piano teacher, community organist and choir director.

SISTER JOAN HENTGES worked in elementary education. She served at St. Symphorosa, Queen of All Saints and St. John Nepomucene. She now lives in Mitchell, S.D.

Cenacle Sisters

70 YEARS

SISTER MARTINA LAUMANN was a spiritual director, coordinator of ministry and community leader who served as local superior and provincial. She also did retreat work. She is retired but still does retreat service in the dining room and vestiary and lives at the Resurrection Life Center.

Sisters of Christian Charity

80 YEARS

SISTER DE LOURDES BRAGG taught from elementary school to college. She taught art to adults at Mallinckrodt College and Loyola University and many other subjects to students in Missouri and Louisiana. She now teaches one art class per week to a small group of adults at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

SISTER M. TERESILDA DALEIDEN, from St. Gregory the Great Parish, taught from elementary school to college and was an adult education instructor with ESL classes. She served at St. Aloysius, Josephinum High School and Mallinckrodt College and Loyola University, Wilmette, and in Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio. She now lives in retirement at Sacred Heart Convent.

75 YEARS

SISTER M. MADELINE PORTNER was a teacher and her community’s superior, convent treasurer and librarian. She served at Josephinum High School and Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette, and in Michigan, Minnesota, Louisiana, Iowa and Missouri. She now lives at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

SISTER MARY SAKOWSKI, from St. Mary of the Angels Parish, was a teacher, development director, organist, annalist, publication liaison and letter writer. She served at St. Raphael, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Gregory, Mallinckrodt College and in Louisiana, Missouri and Michigan. She now does prayerful presence ministry at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

70 YEARS

SISTER MYRA BELTZ, from St. Boniface Parish, was a teacher, principal and local community administrator. She served in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Louisiana and Michigan. She now lives at the Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette where she does assorted duties.

65 YEARS

SISTER DOROTHY IVORY was an elementary school teacher, religious education coordinator and parish minister. She served at St. Gregory; St. Aloysius; St. Joseph, Wilmette; in Clarendon Hills, Ill.; and in Minnesota, Louisiana and Michigan. She now lives at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette where she works as a part-time receptionist.

SISTER M. JUDITH MORAN was an elementary and high school teacher, college instructor, principal and formation worker and served in several community leadership roles. She was a member of the commission working on revision of the congregation’s constitution and worked at St. Raphael; St. Teresa of Avila; St. Martha, Morton Grove; St. Alphonsus, Prospect Heights; and St. Mary, Riverdale. She now is the general councilor to the superior general at the Sisters of Christian Charity Generalate, Rome.

Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius

80 YEARS

SISTER M. FRANCESCA FERKO ministered teaching and services to the elderly. She served in the archdiocese at St. Simon, in other Illinois cities and towns and in Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York and Connecticut. She now lives in retirement in Danville, Pa., where she ministers in prayer and presence.

60 YEARS

SISTER M. NOEL STASKO was a teacher and administrator. She served at the archdiocese’s St. Simon, in other Illinois cities and towns and in Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York and New Jersey. She now is the director of special projects at Marywood University, Scranton, Pa.

Adrian Dominicans

70 YEARS

SISTER MARY FRANCES COLEMAN, from St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, was a high school and university teacher and did catechetical work and did peace and justice advocacy. She served at Aquinas High School; Eighth Day Center; Marine Drive Apartments on the Southeast Side, where she did catechetical work; and in Florida and the Dominican Republic. She lives in retirement at the Dominican Life Center Adrian, Mich.

60 YEARS

SISTER NOREEN BURKE worked as a teacher, principal and high school counselor. She served for 51 years at Chicago area schools and also worked in Joliet, Ill. She now serves her congregation and lives in Oak Lawn.

SISTER CAROL JOHANNES, from Queen of Angels Parish, worked in teaching, ministry to her congregation and spiritual direction. She served at Ascension, Harvey; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; and in California, Nevada and Michigan, where she now does spiritual direction and retreat work in Ann Arbor.

SISTER STELLA JOSEPH (KATHLEEN) SUTHERLAND ministered in teaching and pastoral care. She served at St. Laurence; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; and Rosary House High School. She is retired and does volunteer pastoral care at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich.

SISTER ELLEN KENNEDY, from St. Laurence Parish, worked as an elementary and resource teacher. She served at St. Kilian; Bishop Quarter Military Academy, Oak Park; St. Nicholas of Tolentine; Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor; Immaculate Heart of Mary High School, Westchester; St. James, Maywood; St. Cyprian, River Grove; and Our Lady of the Mount, Berwyn. She now does lay ministry on the First Nation Cree Reserve at Nelson House, Manitoba, Canada.

SISTER GERALDINE MALONEY, from Our Lady of Peace Parish, worked as a teacher, administrator and pastoral coordinator. She served in Michigan and Florida and now lives in retirement in Saginaw, Mich.

SISTER CHARLOTTE FRANCIS (MARY) MOSER, from Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, ministered in education, pastoral work, religious education, volunteer work in hospitals and parenting outreach programs. She served in Calumet City, Flossmoor, Elgin and in the Rockford Diocese in Illinois and in Michigan, California, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada. She now lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse, Adrian, Mich.

SISTER SEAN MORLEY, from St. Laurence Parish, worked as a teacher, principal and religious education coordinator. She served at St. Denis; St. Matthew; St. Albert the Great, Burbank; St. Catherine Laboure, Glenview; St. Cajetan; St. Francis Xavier, LaGrange; and was a volunteer at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park. She lives in retirement in Adrian, Mich.

SISTER KIERAN THERESE QUIRKE, from the parishes of St. Columbanus and St. Catherine of Alexandria, Oak Lawn, was an educator and religious education coordinator. She served at St. Albert the Great, Burbank; Queen of Apostles, Riverdale; Ascension, Harvey; St. Nicholas of Tolentine; St. Clare of Montefalco; St. Columbanus; and Our Lady of Loretto, Hometown. She is retired and lives in Chicago.

SISTER MARY JO (ROSE BERNARD) SIEG was a teacher and bookkeeper in church offices and in her congregation’s finance office. She served at St. Mary Star of the Sea; Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor; Bishop Quarter Military Academy, Oak Park; St. Celestine, Elmwood Park; and in the Rockford Diocese. She is retired and lives in Warren, Mich.

Sinsinawa Dominicans

75 YEARS

SISTER CATHERINE (MARTINELLE) HARRINGTON was a teacher and administrator. She served at St. Jarlath; Immaculate Conception, Waukegan; St. Mary, Evanston; St. Giles, Oak Park; and in Nebraska and Wisconsin, where she now is living in community in Whitefish Bay.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARIE KEVIN CLAYBAUGH taught at St. Sabina, Visitation, Epiphany, St. Basil, Queen of Peace Ministry Center and in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nebraska. She now lives at St. Dominic Villa, Sinsinawa, Wis.

SISTER MARIAN (MARIE JULIA) MCCARTHY, from St. Bartholomew Parish, was a teacher and administrator. She served at St. Thomas the Apostle and was the curriculum consultant for the archdiocese and a program assistant at the Center for Development in Ministry, Mundelein. She also served in Roselle, Ill., and in Minnesota, Montana, California, Wisconsin, Colorado and Washington. She lives in retirement in Schaumburg.

SISTER MARIE JOAN O’KEEFE taught at Immaculate Conception, Waukegan; St. Brendan; St. Barnabas and St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick, Lemont; and was a member of the support staff at Rosary Convent, River Forest. She also ministered in Minnesota, California, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska and now lives in community at St. Dominic Villa, Sinsinawa, Wis.

60 YEARS

SISTER KATHLEEN “KAYE” ASHE, from Visitation Parish, ministered in elementary and university education and administration. She served in several roles at Rosary College/Dominican University, River Forest, and served as prioress of the Sinsinawa Dominicans. She also served in Maryland, Wisconsin and California and now lives in community doing volunteer work in Chicago.

SISTER ANGELA DONOVAN, from St. Gall Parish, served in education and community leadership and support. She served at Queen of Peace, Burbank; Trinity, River Forest; Divine Providence Convent, Des Plaines; the Learning Center (Lawndale); and in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, Louisiana and Arizona. She now lives in community at the Motherhouse.

SISTER JEANETTE (GUINEVERE) LANDUYT taught at Visitation and supervised student teachers at Dominican University, River Forest, and also served in Minnesota, Alabama, Washington, Wisconsin and Missouri. She now is living in community at the Motherhouse.

SISTER MARGARET “MEG” (MARY LOYOLA) MAJEWSKI, from St. John the Baptist Parish, taught and did campus ministry. She served at St. Mary, Evanston; Morgan Park Academy; Gage Park High School; and in Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Minnesota, Michigan and Trinidad.

SISTER JOAN O’BRIEN, a Chicago native, worked in education, administration and pastoral ministry. She served at St. Barnabas; Rosary/Dominican University, River Forest; and in New York, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Florida. She now is ministering as a volunteer and in spirituality education in Chicago.

SISTER ROSE RAUTH, from Ascension Parish, Oak Park, taught music and math and served in Illinois, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She now is living in community at the Motherhouse.

SISTER SUZANNE SCHUMAN, from St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, was a teacher and school administrator. She worked at St. Barnabas from 1983-2009, and she continues there as a substitute teacher. She also ministered in Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Alabama, California and Iowa.

SISTER PATRICIA (CHARISSA) SMITH, from St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, worked in pastoral ministry and congregational leadership. She served at Rosary College/Dominican University, River Forest, and as a provincial councilor for her community’s Southeast Province. She also ministered in Wisconsin, New York, Bolivia and Italy. She now is living and volunteering in the Phoenix area.

SISTER JANVIER WILLIAMS, from St. Elizabeth Parish, was a teacher and school administrator. She served at St. Jarlath, St. Brendan, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Ambrose, St. Margaret of Scotland, Our Lady of Peace, St. Sabina, Immaculate Conception, Hales Franciscan High School, St. Clare of Montefalco and did volunteer work in Chicago from 2001-08. She also ministered in Nebraska, Wisconsin, Colorado and Missouri and now lives in community at the Motherhouse.

Springfield Dominicans

75 YEARS

SISTER M. PASULETTA OVERBACK taught; was a pioneer in her work in religious adult education and pastoral care; was the first sister in her community to minister as a director of religious education; and served as the congregation’s director of health and secretary for Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems. She served at St. Joseph and in Springfield and Crystal Lake, Ill.

60 YEARS

SISTER M. CAROLYN ENGLUM was a teacher, musician and liturgist. She served in Aurora, Bradley and in Springfield, Ill., where she also has served as a liturgist for Sacred Heart Convent, motherhouse of the Dominican sisters.

SISTER M. ROSELITA HOLTHAUS worked in elementary education and pastoral care, ministering to the elderly. She served at St. Edward, Our Lady of Grace, St. Christina, St. Bernadette and in Aurora, Crystal Lake, Quincy and Springfield, Ill., where she now lives in retirement at the Dominican Motherhouse.

SISTER M. XAVIER KELLY was an elementary school teacher and administrator. She still works as an occasional substitute teacher and serves as a sacristan at Sacred Heart Convent, at the Dominican Motherhouse, Springfield, IL.

SISTER M. RENE LAWLESS was an elementary school teacher and missionary and did pastoral and Hispanic ministry. She served at St. Edward; St. Christina; in Mendota, Granite City, Cary, Jacksonville, Springfield, Ill.; and Lima, Peru.

SISTER M. ALICE MANNIX was a teacher, director of religious education, pastoral minister and RCIA coordinator. She served at St. Edward; St. Christina; St. Laurence O’Toole, Matteson; St. James, Sauk Village; in Jerseyville, Aurora, Jacksonville, Bethalto, Collinsville and Springfield, Ill.; and in Michigan and Minnesota. She served in Granite City, Ill., where she worked with the Victorious Missionaries at Our Lady of the Snows; and initiated and continues to direct a Scripture-based program for 55 developmentally disabled people in the Granite city/Maryville area.

SISTER M. RAYMUNDA TROECKLER worked in elementary education and school administration. She served at St. John Bosco; Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; in Springfield, Ill., and in Michigan.

Third Order St. Francis of Mary Immaculate

75 YEARS

SISTER M. MARTIN HORNAK, from Sacred Heart Parish, was a teacher and principal. She served at St. Francis de Sales, Assumption and St. Pascal, where she was the senior center coordinator. She now does community service at Our Lady of Angels, Joliet, Ill.

SISTER MARIE SCHRANKO was a teacher and principal. She served at St. Francis de Sales High School and St. Procopius. She now is the assistant principal at Cardinal Gibbons High School, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

SISTER LORETTA WAGNER, from St. Pascal Parish, was a nurse who served at Resurrection Hospital for 17 years. She now does community service at Our Lady of Angels, Joliet, Ill.

60 YEARS

SISTER M. PAULA BINGERT was a teacher and librarian. She served at St. Clement High School. She now is a librarian at St. Peter High School, Mansfield, Ohio.

SISTER AGNES (ALCANTARA) GOODE was an educator and pastoral minister. She served at Sacred Heart (Englewood) and St. Francis de Sales High School. She now is doing special ministry in Columbus, Ohio.

SISTER JACQUELINE (ELLEN MARIE) HIRSCH taught at Sacred Heart, Winnetka, and now works in a literacy program in Boca Raton, Fla.

SISTER DAVID ANN HOY worked in education and social service. She worked at Sacred Heart (Englewood) and St. Francis de Sales. She now does community service and lives in Joliet, Ill.

SISTER BERNADETTE SIFFERLIN worked in education and administration. She served at St. Mary, Des Plaines, and St. Ann, Lansing. She now does community service in Joliet, Ill.

SISTER MARY FRANCES (KATHERINE ANN) SEELEY served in education, administration and work for the Crisis Line International. She served at St. Francis de Sales and St. Pascal. She was the executive director, Upper Room Crisis Hotline, Joliet, Ill.

SISTER M. NICHOLAS TOSSENG, from Annunciata Parish, was an educator at St. Francis de Sales, Assumption, St. Ludmilla and St. Tarcissus, where she has been for 27 years. She now does volunteer work for the parish.

SISTER VIVIAN WHITEHEAD, from St. Dorothy Parish, worked in education and congregational administration. She is an educator at the Will County Center for Correctional Concerns, Joliet, Ill.

SISTER M. KARLA ZDENEK worked in education and community service. She served at Sts. Cyril & Methodius and St. Mary, Des Plaines. She now does community service in Joliet, Ill.

Felician Sisters

80 YEARS

SISTER MARY HILARION GROCHOWSKI taught elementary school at St. Mary Magdalene; St. Stanislaus, Posen; St. Hedwig, Niles; St. John of God; Sts. Peter and Paul; and in Alabama, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She now does ministry of prayer at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

75 YEARS

SISTER MARY LAETISSIMA SMIALEK, from St. Michael Parish (South Shore), taught and ministered as a registered nurse. She served at St. Helen, St. Mary Magdalene and in Wisconsin, Texas and Iowa. She now does ministry of prayer at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARY ALPHONSETTA HANEMAN, from Holy Trinity Parish, was a music instructor and organist. She served at St. James, Holy Innocents, St. Joseph High School, Sacred Heart and Felician College (formerly Montay), where she was the director of the fine arts program and music instructor. She now does ministry of prayer at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

SISTER HELENE MARIE ULASZEK, from Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, was a teacher and pharmacy director. She served at Holy Innocents and in Milwaukee. She now does Mercy phone and cord rosary ministry and is a sister visitor at the Mother of Good Counsel Convent.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY LORRAINE BLOCKI taught for 48 years and was a librarian and a teacher’s aide for 10 years. She served at Holy Innocents; St. John of God; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Turibius; Sts. Peter and Paul; St. Joseph; St. Helen; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; Good Shepherd; and St. James. She now serves as a teacher’s aide at St. Mary of Gostyn, Downers Grove, Ill.

SISTER MARY XAVIER FLISS taught for 45 years at the elementary level. She served at St. Joseph, Holy Innocents, St. Mary Magdalene, Sts. Peter and Paul and St. James. She now is the head sacristan for the Felician Sisters Convent Chapel.

SISTER MARY MARTIN KILANSKI taught at the elementary level for 13 years, was a missionary in France for six years and ministered to the elderly for 20 years. She served at Holy Innocents; St. Helen; Sts. Peter and Paul; St. Bruno; St. Turibius; St. Andrew Life Center and the cardinal’s residence, where she was the sacristan and housekeeping supervisor. She now is a staff assistant at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

SISTER MARY JANET NIEDZWIECKI, from Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, worked more than 42 years as a teacher and school administrator. She served at St. Helen; St. Joseph; Holy Innocents; Good Shepherd; St. John of God; St. Stanislaus, Posen; St. Turibius; St. Damian; Incarnation; St. Linus; and Good Counsel High School. She now does ministry of prayer at Our Lady of Angels Convent.

SISTER MARY AVITTA NOWAK, from St. Isidore Parish, Blue Island, taught for 43 years and was a school aide for three years. She served at St. Mary Magdalene; St. Helen; Holy Innocents; Ascension, Evanston; St. Bronislava; St. Stanislaus, Posen; and St. Linus, where she worked for 17 years. She now is a receptionist and clerical aide at Our Lady of Angels Convent.

SISTER MARIA PASZKO taught for 44 years and ministered for four years at the Felician Sisters Generalate in Rome. She served at St. Joseph; Sts. Peter and Paul; St. John of God; St. Helen; St. Hedwig, Niles; Holy Innocents; St. Stanislaus, Posen; and St. James. She now is the coordinator of the information office at Mother of Good Counsel Convent.

SISTER MARY ODELLE SISKOSKI was a teacher and principal for 30 years, a missionary in Brazil for three years and a minister to the elderly for 10 years. She served at St. Helen; St. Turibius; Sts. Peter and Paul; St. Hedwig, Niles; St. Isidore; Holy Innocents; St. John of God; and St. Linus. She now is head sacristan at St. Mary’s Home, Manitowoc, Wis.

SISTER MARY GERMAINE ZIELINSKI was a teacher for 35 years, a minister to the elderly for 12 years and a supervisor. She served at St. Helen; St. Turibius; Our Lady of the Gardens; St. Hubert, Hoffman Estates; St. John of God; St. Bruno; St. Andrew Life Center; and at the cardinal’s residence. She now serves as a medical companion and cord rosary aide at Mother of Good Counsel Convent.

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

75 YEARS

SISTER M. ALVERNIA GROSZEK, from St. Pancratius Parish, was a teacher, school administrator and community leader. She served at Five Holy Martyrs, Madonna High School and St. Pancratius and was executive director of the Mother Theresa League, helping to move forward the cause of beatification of her community’s foundress, Venerable Mary Theresa Dudzik. She lives in retirement in Chicago.

SISTER M. DULCISSIMA KACZMAREK served in administration, community service, caring for the aged, clerical duties and domestic work. She served at St. Florian, St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr, Our Lady of Victory Convent, St. Elizabeth Day Care, Guardian Angel Day Care, St. Joseph Home, Mother Theresa Home and in Indiana, Ohio and South Dakota, as well as at the community’s Lemont motherhouse where she now lives in retirement.

70 YEARS

SISTER VICTORIA VALERIE (M. SILVERIA) SMAGACZ, from St. Pancratius Parish, taught and performed clerical duties and administrative and domestic services for her community. She served at Guardian Angel Day Care, St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr, St. Florian, St. John Cantius, Five Holy Martyrs and in Ohio and as well as at the community’s Lemont motherhouse, where she now live in retirement.

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

60 YEARS

SISTER AQUIN VAN ARKEL, a Worth native from St. Christina Parish, was an educator and spent time caring for a family member. She served 13 years at Loyola University Chicago and now is a member of the prayer apostolate, praying especially for the sisters and people of Holy Angels Parish, where she now lives.

Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Family

70 YEARS

SISTER MARY GEORGE COUREY was an educator at Corpus Christi. She now does support ministry at Holy Family Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER JUDE DIETSCH ministered in education and social work. She served at Sacred Heart, Melrose Park, and now does support ministry at Mount St. Francis, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER ALDA THILGES was a homemaker at St. Mary of the Woods and St. Christopher, Midlothian. She now does support ministry at Holy Family Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER ROSEMARY WICKHAM was an educator and did parish ministry. She served at Corpus Christi and now does support ministry at Holy Family Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

60 YEARS

SISTER JOAN HOSCH ministered in education and care of the elderly. She served at St. John Brebeuf, Niles, and St. Anne, Hazel Crest. She now is the manager of the Sweet Shoppe, Mount St. Francis, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER ANNE KISTING worked in education and parish ministry. She served at Mater Christi, North Riverside, and now is a pastoral associate at Coggon, Iowa.

SISTER VIATOR SCHULEWITZ, from Sacred Heart Parish in Melrose Park, ministered in education, administration, lowincome housing and as a Catholic worker. She now does support ministry at Alverno Apartments, Dubuque, Iowa.

Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

60 YEARS

SISTER CAROLYN MRUZ worked in education and leadership of her congregation. She served at St. Gerard Majella, Markham, and St. Francis of Assisi. She now is the coordinator of services for St. Agatha Center, St. Louis.

SISTER MARY PHILIP PATIN was an educator. She served at Our Lady of the Ridge, Chicago Ridge, and in St. Louis, where she now lives in retirement.

Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart

75 YEARS

SISTER MARY WILLIAM HUGHES ministered in health care, working in business, admitting and medical records offices and offering pastoral care. She served at St. Anthony Hospital, in Danville, Ill., and in California and Indiana. She lives in retirement at St. Francis Woods, Frankfort.

70 YEARS

SISTER CHERUBIM CUKLA, a Chicago native, who devoted her religious life to work as a pharmacist and hospital administrator. She served at St. Anthony Hospital; in Joliet, Illinois and California. She lives in retirement at St. Francis Woods, Frankfort.

SISTER FRANCES ANNA HRABACK was a surgical aide and patient care assistant, receptionist and domestic worker. She served at the Stritch Retreat House and St. Mary of the Lake Villa in Mundelein, at St. Anthony Hospital and in Indiana. She now lives in retirement at St. Francis Woods, Frankfort.

SISTER INNOCENCE worked in domestic and food service. She served at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary and Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, and St. Mary Hospital. She lives in retirement at St. Francis Woods, Frankfort.

Hospital Sisters of St. Francis

60 YEARS

SISTER JOAN M. HAMANN was a nurse in a hospital and for a private company, a convent administrator and supervisor for hospital admissions. She now does ministry of prayer at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Ill.

SISTER HELENE SCHNEIDER worked as a nurse and supervisor, hospital chaplain and pastoral care associate and in home health care. She now does volunteer work in Bellville, Ill.

School Sisters of St. Francis

80 YEARS

SISTER TERESENE NEMMER was a musician. She served at St. James, Arlington Heights; St. Clara; Our Lady of Victory; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Glenview; and in Wisconsin, where she lives in Milwaukee.

SISTER RAPHAELITA WOLLNER worked in education at St. Benedict; St. Joseph, Wilmette; St. Anne, Barrington; and in Indiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin, where she lives in Campbellsport.

75 YEARS

SISTER VIRGINIA (TERENCE) LANGE, a Chicago native, was an educator and administrator. She served at St. Martin, St. Benedict High School, Alvernia High School, Josephinum High School, Misericordia Home and in Nebraska and Wisconsin, where she now lives in Campbellsport.

SISTER ANNA MARGARET ROHR was a homemaker, teacher and aide to the sick. She served at St. Martin Convent; Blessed Agnes Convent; Our Lady of Good Counsel Convent; St. James, Arlington Heights; and in Michigan, Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas and Wisconsin, where she now lives in Campbellsport.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARY HELEN (WALTER) BISSEN was a teacher and sacristan. She served in Wisconsin, Mississippi and New York and in the archdiocese at St. Joseph, Summit, and St. Catherine Laboure, Glenview, where she taught from 1970 to 2005 and has been a sacristan since 1992.

SISTER MARIE HODAPP served in education, pastoral roles and administration. She served at St. Benedict and in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin, where she now lives in Campbellsport.

SISTER KATHERINE MARY (LAVERNA) KRAMER, a Chicago native, worked in education and administration. She served at St. Joseph, Wilmette; St. Clara; St. Joseph, Waukegan; and St. Mary, Buffalo Grove. She now lives in Milwaukee.

SISTER MARIANELLE LIES taught music. She served at St. Martin; St. William; the LaFarge Lifelong Learning Institute at Alvernia Center; Santa Maria Addolorata and in Mississippi, Nevada and Wisconsin, where she now lives in Campbellsport.

SISTER IRMA (MOYSE) ROTH was a homemaker and food service worker. She served at St. William Convent and in Montana, Nebraska and Wisconsin, where she now lives in Campbellsport.

SISTER ANTOINETTE (AVERIL) SCHREIBER served in education and administration. She served at St. Maurice and now lives in Campbellsport, Wisconsin.

60 YEARS

SISTER KATHLYN (FRANCES) BRENNER worked in education, administration, pastoral ministry and social services. She served at St. Beatrice, Schiller Park; Howard Area Community Center/Catholic Charities; Alvernia High School; F. G. McGaw Hospital; Maryville Academy’s Children’s Reception Center; in leadership roles with the School Sisters of St. Francis Holy Name Province; and in Wisconsin. She now is the director of donor outreach for her community and lives in Des Plaines.

SISTER BERNARDIN (BERNARDINE) DEUTSCH, a Chicago native, was an educator, administrator and a councilor for the School Sisters of St. Francis Alverno Provincial Unit. She served in Milwaukee, where she still lives.

SISTER MARCELITA FLECKENSTEIN did homemaking, parish ministry, home care and dietary service. She served at St. Benedict Convent, Sts. Cyril & Methodius Convent and Montana. She now lives in Campbellsport, Wis.

SISTER RUTH (FRANCELYN) HOENBERG was a homemaker, teacher, accountant and retirement coordinator. She served at Our Lady of Victory Convent, St. Matthias and in Wisconsin, where she now lives in Milwaukee.

SISTER RITACLARE JOHNSON worked in education, parish ministry and pastoral care. She served at St. Clara, St. Martin, St. Philomena and in California, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Minnesota, Tennessee, Nebraska, Guatemala and Wisconsin, where she now lives in Campbellport.

SISTER JANET (CECILIANA) KECK was a musician, teacher and parish minister. She served at Sts. Cyril & Methodius and in Wisconsin, where she now lives in Campbellsport.

SISTER LORRAINE (ELROSA) MENHEER served in education and parish ministry. She served at St. Joseph, Summit; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Glenview; St. William; and St. Anne, Barrington, where she taught and has been a parish minister since 1982. She also worked in Wisconsin.

SISTER ROSEMARY (MARY SHAWN) O’BRIEN served in education and pastoral ministry. She served with the Friends of the Children, Schiller Park; St. Domitilla, Hillside; and in Colorado, California and Wisconsin, where she now lives in West Bend.

SISTER RITA MAE (MATHIA) RABITOY was a homemaker and served in Minnesota, New York, Nebraska and Wisconsin and in the archdiocese at St. Benedict High School Convent; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Convent, Glenview; St. Mary Convent, Buffalo Grove; St. William Convent; Our Lady of Ransom Rectory, Niles; and St. Cyprian Convent, River Grove, where she now lives.

SISTER ANTONIENNE THOMA worked in education, pastoral care and administration and was a disability diagnostician and ministry director for the School Sisters of St. Francis. She served at Holy Angels; St. John of the Cross, Western Springs; St. Jerome; Our Lady of the Wayside, Arlington Heights; and in Nebraska, Minnesota and Wisconsin. She now lives in Hernando, Miss.

SISTER MYNETTE TOSSING was an educator and librarian. She served at Our Lady of Charity, Cicero; Northeastern Illinois University; Our Lady of Victory; and St. Celestine, Elmwood Park, where she now lives.

SISTER WINIFRED (FRANCIS MARY) WHELAN, a Chicago native, was an educator at St. Benedict High School; St. Dismas Education Center, Waukegan; St. Linus, Oak Lawn; Sacred Heart, Winnetka; St. Michael; and in Wisconsin and New York, where she has been a professor emeritus at St. Bonaventure University. She now lives in Chicago.

SISTER DORIS MARY (KATHLYN) ZANDER was a musician and art curator. She served at St. Clara; St. William; St. Bernardine, Forest Park; and in Wisconsin, where she now works as an art curator for the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee.

SISTER MARITA (JUSTINA) ZELLER, a Chicago native, was a teacher and director of adult religious education. She served at St. Anne, Barrington; Alvernia High School; Holy Angels; and in Wisconsin. She has been involved in a Bible study program at St. Viator Parish since 2007.

School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King

80 YEARS

SISTER M. CECILIA ADAMIC was a teacher, administrator, formation directress, community superior, sacristan, extraordinary minister of Communion, lector and caregiver. She served at Sacred Heart (E. 96th Street); St. Stephen (now Cristo Rey High School); Mount Assisi Convent, Alvernia Manor, Marian Hall and St. Joseph Infirmary, Lemont; in Joliet, Ill.; and in Pennsylvania and Kansas. She is in semi-retirement at Alvernia Manor (Marian Hall) but continues to serve as an extraordinary minister of Communion to the sick sisters at St. Joseph Infirmary.

70 YEARS

SISTER M. BENEDICT CIMPERMAN was a teacher, guidance director, child care worker, extraordinary minister of Communion, lector and religious educator. She served for 30 years at Mount Assisi Academy, Our Lady of the Angels House of Prayer and Alvernia Manor (Marian Hall), Lemont; and in Kansas. She now lives in semi-retirement at Alvernia Manor (Marian Hall) providing needed services to the sisters.

60 YEARS

SISTER M. STANISLAUS WULKOWICZ, from St. Roman Parish, was a cloistered Poor Clare in Chicago/Hickory Hills for 40 years before transferring to the School Sisters of Christ the King. She served as a Poor Clare on the formation team, was a cook, sacristan, portress and seamstress and did silk-screening and maintenance work. When she transferred to Mount Assisi Convent in Lemont, she did household tasks and worked at St. Joseph Infirmary. She served at Alvernia Manor on the support staff tending to the needs of the elderly. She lives in semi-retirement at Marian Hall but continues to provide services to the sisters.

Sisters of St. Joseph - Third Order of St. Francis

75 YEARS

SISTER FLORENCIANA KANARSKI, from Holy Trinity Parish, was a homemaker and cared for the elderly. She served at St. Mary of Perpetual Help; St. Barbara; St. Mary of Czestochowa, Cicero; Lourdes High School; St. Roman; Transfiguration; St. Fidelis; St. Simeon, Bellwood; Queen of the Universe; Immaculata Congregational Home, Bartlett; and in many other states. She now lives in retirement at Clare Oaks, Bartlett.

70 YEARS

SISTER JANE (EDMUND) ZAWADZKI, from St. Blase Parish, was a teacher, insurance consultant, community coordinator and grant writer. She served at Immaculate Conception; St. Roman; St. Barbara; Lourdes High School; St. Lawrence; St. Francis Hospital, Evanston; Little Company of Mary Hospital; Lourdes Convent and at her community’s development office, Bartlett, where she now lives in retirement at Clare Oaks.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY STEPHEN GRZELINSKI, from St. Turibius Parish, was a homemaker, teacher and upholsterer. She served at Immaculata Convent, Riverside; Lourdes High School; St. Fidelis; Queen of the Universe; St. Barbara; St. Mary of Czestochowa, Cicero; St. Roman; St. Barbara; Immaculata Convent, Bartlett; Lourdes Convent; St. Stephen; Apex Upholstering Company; and Re-Store. She now lives in retirement at Clare Oaks, Bartlett.

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

75 YEARS

SISTER ANTONIA KLAUSNER, from Holy Rosary Slovak Parish in the Roseland neighborhood, ministered in nursing, nursing education and quality assurance programs in health care. She served in Texas but has been on staff at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital and Medical Center for 66 years, serving as director of then-St. Mary of Nazareth School of Nursing from 1965-86 and overseeing 3,000 graduates. She now continues full time in her role as a mentor, serving as coordinator of the Department of Nursing’s Magnet Journey. Since 1986, she also has been the coordinator of standards education, which monitors and evaluates compliance with accrediting and regulatory agency standards, serving as a resource to staff to assure quality patient care.

Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters

65 YEARS

SISTER MARY JANE LUSSON, a Blue Island native from St. Benedict Parish, served as a teacher, pastoral and communications office worker, driver for the sisters, a justice and peace and hospice volunteer and did social work in Hispanic ministry. She served in Techny and Waukegan and now lives at Maria Hall, Northfield, where she visits with the retired and infirm sisters and assists the nursing staff.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARIA ELISABETH KLODT was a pharmacist and administrator. She was supervisor of the St. Therese Hospital pharmacy, Waukegan. She now lives in New York, where she serves her community in pastoral and social ministries.

SISTER MARY PARDY taught and served as a local leader and province council member at the Techny convent. She also served at St. David and St. Mary of Perpetual Help. She is semi-retired but still teaches English as a Second Language (ESL).

Congregation of St. Joseph

75 YEARS

SISTER KATHLEEN EDWARD, from St. Andrew Parish, worked in education and administration. She served at St. Margaret Mary, St. Francis Xavier, St. John Fisher and St. Barbara. She lives in retirement in La Grange and does ministry of prayer.

SISTER BONAVENTURE HILL, from St. Bonaventure Parish, was a teacher, administrator and archivist. She served at St. Margaret Mary; St. Leonard, Berwyn; St. Anthony and St. Hugh. She lives in retirement in La Grange and does ministry of prayer.

SISTER ANTONIA MISEK, from St. Leonard Parish, Berwyn, ministered in education and at Mount Carmel, Melrose Park; St. Bonaventure; St. Leonard, Berwyn; and St. Barbara, Brookfield. She lives in retirement at the Resurrection Life Center.

70 YEARS

SISTER THOMAS AGNES KING, from St. Bonaventure Parish, served in education, pastoral services, administration and parish ministry. She served for more than 45 years as a teacher at St. Joseph Academy, LaGrange Park; St. Bonaventure; and St. John Fisher. She now does support services at her community’s LaGrange Center.

SISTER EILEEN SULLIVAN, from St. Andrew Parish, was an educator. She ministered at St. Leonard, Berwyn; St. Margaret Mary, Chicago; and Bethlehem Center, LaGrange. She now offers support services to her community.

60 YEARS

SISTER JANET BOLGER served at Nazareth Academy, La Grange Park, and in Lombard, Ill. She now works in pastoral services at the La Grange Spirituality Center.

SISTER MARY FLAHERTY, from St. Dionysius Parish, Cicero, ministered in education, administration and congregational leadership. She served at St. Joseph Academy; St. Mary, Riverside; and St. Cletus. She now lives in retirement at the Resurrection Life Center.

SISTER MIRIAM DOLORES RAUZI, from Mount Carmel Parish, Melrose Park, served in education, pastoral ministry, care of the elderly and community support. She served at St. John Fisher; St. Mary, Riverdale; Our Lady of Bethlehem and at the LaGrange Bethlehem Center, LaGrange. She now does pastoral and support services at the LaGrange Center.

SISTER MARY LOU STERLING is a Chicago native whose home parish was St. Thomas Aquinas. She devoted her religious ministry to education and community support services. She served at St. Bonaventure and St. Cletus, LaGrange. She now does support services at the LaGrange Center.

SISTER MARGARET ANN WHITE, a Chicago native whose home parish was St. Barbara, Brookfield, was an educator and offered support services to her community. She worked at Divine Infant, Westchester; St. Hugh, Lyons; St. Leonard, Berwyn; and St. Francis Xavier, LaGrange. She now serves in the Ministry of the Arts program.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

60 YEARS

SISTER DOROTHY DALEY, a Chicago native from Ascension Parish, Oak Park, was a teacher and religious educator who served at St. Viator for 12 years. She now lives in retirement in St. Louis.

SISTER RICHARD JOSEPH SAGADIN was a teacher and supervisor. She served at St. Joseph Carondelet Child Center for 13 years, at St. Rene Goupil for 18 years and in Missouri and Colorado. She now works as a substitute teacher at St. Alexander, Palos Heights; Cardinal Bernardin School, Tinley Park; and St. Michael, Orland Park.

Congregation of the Humility of Mary

60 YEARS

SISTER JOAN (MARY GEORGENE) GABEL, from St. Justin Martyr Parish, worked in education, pastoral ministry and as the director of lay formation and formation for her congregation. She served in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Mississippi. She is retired and does ministry of prayer at Johnston, Iowa.

Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

70 YEARS

SISTER ANASTASIA O’CONNOR, from St. Patrick Parish (South Chicago), was a teacher, principal and community leader. She served at St. Adrian, St. Bernard and St. John of the Cross, Western Springs; in Wheaton, Ill., as her congregation’s regional leader; and in Toronto. She is retired and serves as her house’s treasurer in Wheaton.

SISTER JOSEPHINE O’BRIEN was an educator at St. John Vianney, St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. John of the Cross, Western Springs, and in Arizona, California and Ireland. She now does spiritual direction, Bible study and hospice work in Western Springs.

SISTER MARY (FELICITAS) MADIGAN, from St. Rita of Cascia Parish, worked in education and was the regional superior for her community and a reader for the blind. She served at St. Adrian, St. Cyril, in Pennsylvania and Toronto. She lives in retirement at the Resurrection Life Center.

SISTER THERESE (PETER CLAVER) ROONEY, from Little Flower Parish, worked in education and administration. She served at St. Adrian, St. Bride, St. Cyril, St. Bernard, Loretto (Woodlawn), Loretto Adult Education Center (Woodlawn) and in Michigan. She lives in retirement at the Resurrection Life Center.

60 YEARS.

SISTER MARY ELLEN BECK, from St. Francis de Paula Parish, was a teacher and school administrator at St. Adrian and St. Bridget and in Arizona, Michigan and California, where she lives in retirement in Sacramento.

SISTER LORRAINE CRAWFORD, from St. Brendan Parish, worked in education and pastoral ministry. She served at St. Cyril, St. Adrian and St. John of the Cross, Western Springs; and in Joliet, Ill., and California. She now is an ESL instructor at the Mary Ward Center.

SISTER MARY (GABRIELLE) GLEASON, from St. Brendan Parish, was a teacher and a director religious education. She served at St. Adrian; St. Bride; St. John of the Cross, Western Springs; St. Bernard; St. Cyril; Our Lady of the Brook, Northbrook; St. Leonard; with Circle of God’s Friends Retreats; and in Plainfield, Aurora and Darien, Ill. She lives in retirement in Naperville, Ill.

Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters

75 YEARS

SISTER GABRIELLE SKUPIEN, from St. Barbara Parish, worked in religious education and pastoral ministry and as a choir director and organist. She served in the Chicago archdiocese and in New Mexico, Nevada, California, Alabama, Michigan, Missouri, Colorado and Florida. She lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse in Huntington, Ind.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARGARET URHAUSEN, from St. Peter Parish, now Skokie, worked in religious education and pastoral ministry and served in Indiana, Michigan, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. She now lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse in Huntington, Ind.

60 YEARS

SISTER JOSEPH ANN KOSTKA, from St. James Parish, Arlington Heights, worked in religious education and pastoral ministry. She served in the Chicago archdiocese and in Nevada, Utah, Colorado and California. She now is the altar services coordinator and ministers to the sick in Norwalk, Calif.

Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

80 YEARS

SISTER ALICE J. (CYRILINA) CONNEL, from St. Angela Parish, worked in elementary and secondary education and as an administrative assistant. She served at St. Mary High School, Loyola University, Sacred Heart School, in Maywood and in Iowa, California and Arizona. She lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARY JOCILE VALLIERE was a teacher, counselor, school administrator and business worker and community leader. She served at St. Pius, St. Ferdinand, St. Charles, St. Mary High School and in Missouri and Iowa. She lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

75 YEARS

SISTER ANN REGINA DOBEL was an educator, administrator and parish minister. She served at Our Lady Help of Christians, Annunciation and in Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, California and Arizona. She lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER FRANCES (FRANCISCUS) DOLAN from St. Alphonsus Parish, worked as a music teacher and professor and music/liturgy coordinator. She served at Carmel High School, Mundelein; Mundelein College; Loyola University; and Wright Hall and in California, Missouri and Wisconsin. She lives in retirement at the Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CHARLOTTE ANN ESCH was an educator, parish minister and volunteer. She served at Wright Hall and in California, Montana, Nebraska and Hawaii. She lives in retirement at the Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER (ST.) ELLEN GALLEN was an educator, librarian and administrator. She served at St. Gertrude and in Iowa, California, Hawaii, Arizona and Kansas. She is retired but serves as a part-time library assistant and lives at Xavier Convent, Phoenix, Ariz.

SISTER JULIA CLARE GREENE, from St. Ignatius Parish, was an educator and administrator. She served at Immaculata High School; Carmel High School, Mundelien; Mundelein College, Coffey and Wright Halls; and in Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa. She lives in retirement at Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARGARET IRENE HEALY worked as an educator and administrator. She was the director of NCATE Study and government relations, alumnae coordinator at Immaculata High School and served at St. Vincent de Paul, Annunciation, Wright Hall, Mundelein College and in Missouri, Wisconsin and California. She lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARY FAITH LAUTZ worked as an educator, administrator and pastoral minister. She served at Our Lady Help of Christians and in Kansas, Wisconsin, Arizona, Alaska, Arkansas and Iowa. She lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CAROLITA MCMAHON, from St. Andrew Parish, ministered in education at Our Lady of the Angels, Our Lady Help of Christians, Annunciation, Wright Hall, in Cicero and in Missouri, California and Iowa.

70 YEARS

SISTER ANINA ALLEN was an educator, administrator, pastoral minister and volunteer. She served at St. Bridget and in Iowa, Washington, Oregon, Montana and California. She lives in retirement at the Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER PAULINE (PAULINUS) FLOSI, from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, worked as an educator, assistant librarian, parish secretary and parish minister. She served at Mundelein College, St. Callistus, Immaculata High School and in South Dakota, Iowa and California. She lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER JOHN THOMAS HACKETT served in education, administration and community service. She served at Holy Family, Cathedral High School and in Montana, Minnesota, Washington and Iowa. She lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER LESLIE (AGNITA) HAYS, from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, worked as an educator and administrator. She served at St. Cornelius and in California, Nebraska, Montana, Iowa, Missouri and Tennessee. She lives in retirement at the Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER HELEN (PAULITA) KERRIGAN was an educator, student and artist. She served at St. Jerome, Mundelein College and in New York, Iowa and California. She lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARY (FRANCIS REGIS) LANTRY, from St. Mary of the Lake Parish, worked in education and volunteer ministry. She served in Iowa and Missouri and now lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER ELIZABETH (ST. LAURA) PLEAS worked as an educator, administrator and parish minister. She served at St. Tarcissus; St. Thomas of Canterbury; Immaculata High School, in Berwyn and Washington, Iowa, Oregon, California, Minnesota and Oklahoma. She now lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER HELEN (ST. CORNEILLE) WARREN, from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, taught elementary and high school and worked as a receptionist. She served at St. Gertrude; Holy Family; St. Bridget; Our Lady of Lourdes; Carmel High School, Mundelein; Loyola University; and in Iowa and California. She lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

60 YEARS

SISTER ROSEMUNDA BESCH was an educator, librarian and volunteer. She served at Our Lady Help of Christians, St. Vincent and in Missouri, California, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota. She is retired and lives in Sioux City, Iowa.

SISTER JEAN (JEAN ALLAN) BESTE was an educator, principal and administrator. She served at Annunciation and in Arizona and Missouri. She is retired and lives in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CAROL (CONRAD ANN) COOK was an educator, administrator and director of service to the elderly. She served at Holy Cross and Holy Family; was BVM representative at 8th Day Center for Justice; a congregational employee and director of Sarah’s Circle; worked in Rock Island, Ill., and in Tennessee, Iowa, Mississippi and Colorado. She is retired and lives in Oak Park.

SISTER MARY IMMACULA DEVLIEGER, from St. John Berchmans Parish, was a pastoral minister, educator and administrative assistant. She served at Holy Cross and Annunciation, Wright Hall and in Iowa and Tennessee. She lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER ETHEL (HOWARD) DIGNAN, a Chicago native, worked as an educator, psychologist, mental health administrator and as a volunteer in Hispanic ministry. She served at Mundelein College and in Iowa and California. She lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER PATRICIA ANN (MARJORIE) DONAHOE was an educator and librarian. She was at Wright Hall and served at Presentation, Mundelein College, Loyola University and in Lincoln, Ill., Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. She lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER SUZANNE (FRANCES CAROL) EFFINGER was an educator and administrator. She served at Presentation, Holy Cross, St. Dorothy, Lake Shore Catholic Academy, in Round Lake, and in California, Kansas, Missouri and Wisconsin. She was a literacy instructor and now does volunteer work in Milwaukee.

SISTER THERESE (ANN CARMELLE) FRELO, Holy Family Parish, worked in education, administration and community leadership. She served at Holy Cross, St. Dorothy, Lake Shore Catholic Academy and in Cicero, Melrose Park, River Forest, River Grove and in Iowa. She now lives in retirement in Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER ROSALIE (VICTOR ANN) GLANZ was an educator, member of the office staff and volunteer. She served at Carmel High School, Mundelein, and in California, Kansas, Arizona, Missouri and Wisconsin, where she is a ministry volunteer in Milwaukee and Glendale.

SISTER MARY CLAUDETTE worked as an educator, nurse and companion. She served at Our Lady of Angels, Little Company of Mary Hospital and in Iowa and London, England. She lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER PATRICIA (MICHAEL ELLEN) GRIFFIN, an Evanston native from St. Henry Parish, was an educator, counselor, administrator and parish minister. She served at Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Cornelius, St. Dominic, St Bridget, Holy Family, St. Agatha, St. Bernard, Immaculata High School, Our Lady of the Angels, St. Andrew, Wright Hall and in Nebraska and Indiana. She now works as a volunteer in St. Louis.

SISTER AUDREY (RAYMOND ANN) JUERGENS was an educator, administrator and outreach worker and did congregational service. She served at Wright Hall, in Lincoln, Ill., and in Arizona, California, Missouri and Iowa. She now volunteers in St. Louis.

SISTER EMELYN MALECKI, from Annunciation Parish, worked as an educator and administrator at St. Tarcissus, Annunciation, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Sylvester, and Women/Children’s House of Hope. She lives in retirement in Chicago.

SISTER THERESA (GRACE MICHELE) MCNERNEY was an educator, administrator, coordinator and volunteer. She served at Our Lady of the Angels; in Brookfield, and in California, Arizona and Washington. She lives in retirement in Brookfield.

SISTER THERESE MILLER (THERESE EMILE) devoted her religious life to work as an educator and congregational employee. She served at Blessed Sacrament, Holy Cross, St. Agatha and in Iowa, where she now lives in retirement at Marian Hall in Dubuque.

SISTER MARY M. (BERTILLE) O’CONNOR was an educator and parish minister. She served at St. Tarcissus, St. Agatha, Our Lady of the Angels; in Moline and East Moline, Ill., and in Washington, Hawaii and Iowa. She lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER JULIE O’NEILL was an educator and administrator at Our Lady Help of Christians and Annunciation and in California. She lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER PATRICIA O’ROURKE, a Chicago native from St. Eulalia Parish, Maywood, was an educator, administrator and volunteer. She served at St. Tarcissus, St. Eugene, Holy Name, the Adult Learning Skills program at Harold Washington College and in Iowa. She lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER PATRICIA (DANELLA) ROBINSON, from Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, was an educator at St. Gertrude; Our Lady of Lourdes; Carmel High School, Mundelein; and in Iowa, Montana, Nebraska and Indiana. She now is a professor at St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, Ind.

SISTER ROSEMARY (GERALD) SHAUGHNESSY, from St. Jerome Parish, was an educator and administrator. She served at St. Agatha, St. Eugene, St. Tarcissus, Mundelein College, in Berwyn and Cicero, and in New Hampshire and Iowa. She lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER THERESE (ELLENA) SHINNERS was an educator, researcher, editor, registrar and volunteer. She served at St. Jerome; Carmel High School, Mundelein; in Northbrook, Highland Park and Vernon Hills and in Wyoming, Missouri and Wisconsin. She now does volunteer work in Wauwatosa, Wis.

SISTER GEORGIA (VALENTINA) TAYLOR, from Highland Park, was an educator, administrator and pastoral minister. She served mostly in California and Arizona. She lives in retirement at the Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CATHERINE WALSH was an educator, administrator and volunteer. She served at St. Dorothy and St. Dominic, in Rock Island and in Iowa, South Dakota and Wyoming. She lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER ROSE ANN (ROSE GABRIEL) WEBER was an educator. She served at Holy Cross and St. Agatha and in Washington, Tennessee and Oregon. She lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER ELAINE (ST. LILLIAN) WOJCIK, from St. Mark Parish, was an educator and hospice volunteer. She served at Annunciation and Our Lady of Angels; in Berwyn, Melrose Park and River Forest, and in Missouri and Iowa. She lives in retirement in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARY JANINE WOLFF, a Chicago native from St. Eulalia Parish, Maywood, was an educator, parish minister and volunteer. She served at St. Agatha, Holy Cross, Our Lady of Lourdes; in Westmont, Ill.; and in Iowa and California. She lives in retirement at her community’s motherhouse in Dubuque, Iowa.

Little Company of Mary Sisters

60 YEARS

SISTER VIRGINIA O’BRIEN, from St. Bernadette Parish, worked in nursing, administration and pastoral care. She served at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park. She also served in Indiana, New York and as General Council in Rome. She is retired and lives in Evergreen Park.

Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

60 YEARS

SISTER REGINA FANING, from St. Felicitas Parish, was an elementary school teacher and volunteer. She served at St. Rene; St. Domitilla, Hillside; and St. Eulalia, Maywood. She now does volunteer work in Monroe, Mich.

Sisters of Mercy

75 YEARS

SISTER MARY VENARDINE OBERTIN worked in music education and administration. She served at Queen of Martyrs, Evergreen Park; St. Xavier College; St. Mary of the Lake and in Wisconsin. She lives in retirement in Aurora and does ministry of prayer.

70 YEARS

SISTER REGINE FANNING worked in education and as a pastoral associate and religious education coordinator. She served at Christ the King; Sacred Heart, Palos Hills; St. Ethelreda; Mercy High School; St. Mary of the Lake; St. Joseph, Libertyville; Mary Seat of Wisdom and St. Paul of the Cross, Park Ridge; St. Raymond, Mount Prospect; St.

Men Religious

Alexian Brothers

70 YEARS

BROTHER VALENTINO BIANCO serves as the facilities designer and director of the Alexian Brothers Associate program at their residence in Elk Grove Village.

BROTHER JOHN GRIDER dedicated his religious ministry to healthcare. He lives in retirement at the Alexian Brothers residence in Milwaukee.

Augustinians

60 YEARS

FATHER EDWARD J. KERSTEN, from Queen of Heaven Parish, Cicero, was a teacher, preacher and parish minister. He served at St. Rita High School; St. Rita Monastery; in Rockford, Ill.; and in Indiana and Wisconsin, where he now is the prior and formator, Augustinian North American Novitiate at Blessed Stephen Bellesini Community in Racine.

FATHER RAYMOND R. RYAN, from St. Mary of Mount Carmel Parish, worked in education, formation, province leadership and parish ministry. He served at Mendel Catholic High School; Tolentine College, Olympia Fields; Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel Provincial House, Evanston; Mendel Monastery; St. John Stone Friary; St. Jude and St. John of Sahagun Friary, New Lenox; and in Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. He is semi-retired and does sacramental ministry at St. John of Sahagun Friary, New Lenox.

FATHER RONALD R. TURCICH, from St. Rita Parish, was a teacher, administrator and parish minister. He served at Mendel Catholic High School; St. Rita High School; St. Rita Elementary; Divine Savior, Norridge; and St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery, Olympia Fields, where he now lives in semi-retirement. He also worked in Joliet and Pekin, Ill., and in Missouri and Michigan.

Carmelites

60 YEARS

FATHER THOMAS WALSH, a Chicago native, served in parish ministry in Texas, New Jersey and Florida, where he now lives in retirement at Carmel at Mission Valley, Nokomis.

Christian Brothers of the Midwest

70 YEARS
BROTHER TERENCE MCLAUGHLIN was a teacher and served in many administrative roles within the archdiocese for 56 years. He served at St. Paul; St. Patrick; De La Salle Institute; St. Joseph High School; in Lombard and Addison, Ill.; and at the Christian Brothers Center, Romeoville, Ill. He is retired, does volunteer work and lives in Memphis, Tenn.
60 YEARS

BROTHER DENIS MURPHY, a Chicago native, was a teacher, principal, social worker and campus minister. He served at St. Joseph High School, Westchester; St. John; De La Salle Institute; Su Casa; in Addison and Romeoville, Ill.; and in Israel. He lives in retirement in Chicago and does volunteer work.

BROTHER MARTIN SPELLMAN, a Chicago native, was a teacher, director and administrator. He served at De La Salle Institute; St. Patrick High School; and in Chile, Guatemala, Honduras, Nairobi, Kenya and Italy. He is retired but is a community director and does volunteer work at St. Patrick High School.

Society of the Divine Word

70 YEARS

FATHER JOHN KERSTEN was a chaplain for a training college for teachers in the Netherlands; a missionary in Indonesia, where he was interned for 14 months on the orders of a Communist commander of the Indonesian army; the first missionary to serve in Kupang, Timor; and did pastoral ministry for 30 years in Mississippi, where he held biracial meetings in the 1960s, which led to the Ku Klux Klan setting fire to the parish hall; and wrote the “Guide for the Religious Instructor, Handbook for Catechetics in the Training Colleges for Catholic Teachers and Holy Marriage.” He now lives in retirement at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

65 YEARS

FATHER BERNARD FISHER was a missionary in Papua New Guinea. He now lives in retirement at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

FATHER JOSEPH MCDERMOTT was a missionary in Papua New Guinea. He now lives in retirement at the Divine Word College, Epworth, Iowa.

60 YEARS

FATHER JAMES ARTZER was an educator at Divine Word seminaries and was the chief descriptive cataloger and head of the humanities group, Technical Services Department and humanities bibliographer, Alexander Library, Rutgers University. He now lives in retirement at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

ARCHBISHOP JOHN BUKOVSKY was the American Admonitor for the Society of the Divine Word General Council in Rome; the Apostolic Nuncio to Romania; the first Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation after the fall of Communism; taught sacred Scripture at St. Mary’s Seminary and was rector at Techny, where he now lives in retirement at the Divine Word Residence.

FATHER JOHN FINCUTTER, a Libertyville native from St. Anastasia Parish, Waukegan, served as the rector at Techny; was headmaster at St. Richard’s College, England; and was the provincial superior, Society of the Divine Word British Province, Great Britain. He now lives in retirement at the Divine Word Residence, East Troy, Wis.

FATHER ANTHONY HEMPHILL was a missionary in Appalachia. He now lives in retirement at the Divine Word Residence, Techny

FATHER PASCAL LOBIANCO, a Chicago native, served in Ghana, where he was the vicar general in the Diocese of Accra. He also did pastoral care in the dioceses of Belleville and Springfield, Ill. He now lives in retirement at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

Franciscans

60 YEARS

BROTHER MICHAEL JANIAK, from Holy Innocents Parish, worked as a cook and in other internal ministries. He lives in retirement at St. Mary’s Home, Manitowoc, Wis.

Holy Cross Brothers

70 YEARS

BROTHER WILBERT LEVELING was a teacher and counselor at Holy Trinity High School; Holy Cross High School, River Grove; and in New York and Indiana. He also served in Montreal, where he was a tour guide at St. Joseph’s Oratory. He now is an assistant archivist at the brothers’ Midwest Province, Schubert Villa, Notre Dame, Ind.

60 YEARS

BROTHER JOHN BENESH was a teacher, principal, hall rector and assistant director of novices. He served at Holy Trinity High School and in Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana and now in Lima, Peru, where he ministers to the poor.

BROTHER JOSEPH CHVALA taught at Holy Trinity High School and in Indiana and Ohio. He now tutors at the Center for Homeless in South Bend and lives at Schubert Villa, Notre Dame, Ind.

BROTHER JAMES SULLIVAN, from St. Theodore Parish, was a teacher, principal, counselor and psychologist. He served at Mendel Catholic High School; Development Center, Chicago Heights; as a psychologist in Oak Forest; as a school psychologist for the Chicago Board of Education; and as a Morton College faculty member in Cicero. He now is a tutor at the Aquinas Literacy Center and a member of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council.

BROTHER EDWARD WAUCHTER taught at Holy Trinity High School; Holy Cross High School, River Grove; and in New York, Ohio, Texas, Louisiana and Indiana. He lives in retirement at Columba Hall, Notre Dame, Ind.

Marist Brothers

60 YEARS

BROTHER HUGH ANDREW served at Marist High School and in Florida and New York. He lives in retirement in Roselle, N.J.

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

60 YEARS

FATHER DONALD DIETZ worked with the Scandanavian mission, in seminary education and parish ministry. He served at St. Peter, Volo, and in Mississippi, Texas and Washington, D.C. He now is a chaplain for the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, Lake Villa.

FATHER WILLIAM WOESTMAN has been a teacher, provincial leader and administrator. He served as the director of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, Ill., and in Ottawa, Canada, and Rome. He now is the associate episcopal vicar, Office of Canonical Services, Archdiocese of Chicago and lives at Holy Name Cathedral Rectory.

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

60 YEARS

BROTHER ROBERT MURPHY, a Chicago native, worked as a house brother and maintenance man. He lives in retirement at Center Valley, Pa.

Servites

60 YEARS

FATHER DAMIAN M. CHARBONEAU, from St. Jarlath and Our Lady of Sorrows parishes, worked as a seminary teacher, parish minister, missionary, chaplain and Peace Corps volunteer. He served at St. Joseph Servite Seminary, St. Charles; St. Dominic; Our Lady of Sorrows; Marist High School; and in Colorado, New Jersey and South Africa. He lives in retirement at the Assumption Priory.

Viatorians

60 YEARS

FATHER JAMES. F. CRILLY, from St. Eulalia Parish, Maywood, worked in secondary education, community administration, missionary work and parish ministry. He served at St. Viator High School, the Viatorian Province Center and Viatorian Residence, Arlington Heights; Viatorian Formation House; St. Viator Parish; and in Peoria, Kankakee and Bourbonnais, Ill., and in Nevada and Colombia. He lives in retirement in Arlington Heights.

BROTHER LEO V. RYAN ministered in secondary and university education, administration and Peace Corps work. He served at the Viatorian Province Center and St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights; Loyola University; De Paul University; and the U.S. Catholic Conference Committee in Education. He wrote the first draft of the Bishops’ Pastoral on Education and was a consultant to the National Catholic Education Association, vice-chairman of the archdiocesan school board and chairman of the school board’s finance committee. He also ministered in Peoria and Springfield, Ill.; in Missouri, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Indiana; and in Finland, Poland, Rome and Nigeria. He now serves as the chair of the Province of Chicago Querbes Commission, Viatorian Province Center, Arlington Heights.