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July 15, 2012

Thank you for your service

With this issue, the Catholic New World salutes and thanks the religious men and women who have devoted their lives to serving the people of God. In the following pages, we honor hundreds of teachers, nurses, chaplains and parish priests who have given anywhere from 25 to 80 years in service of the Lord. Join us in offering them our thanks.

Men Religious

Augustinians

60 YEARS

FATHER EDWARD A. ANDREWS, from St. John of God Parish, worked in education, counseling, formation and campus and parish ministry. He served at St. Rita High School; Mendel Catholic High School; St. John Stone Friary; Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox; St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery, Olympia Fields; and in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Texas. He now lives in semi-retirement at the Austin Friary, Matteson.

FATHER ROLAND F. FOLLMANN, from St. Philomena Parish, was a teacher and guidance counselor. He served at Mendel Catholic High School; St. Rita High School; Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox; and in Michigan, Oklahoma and Arizona. He now is a counselor at Cascia Hall, Tulsa, Okla.

FATHER JEROME M. HEYMAN, from Immaculate Conception Parish in Waukegan, was a teacher, parish minister, administrator and retreat and mission preacher. He served at St. Rita High School, St. Rita Monastery, St. Rita Parish and in Indiana and Michigan. He is semi-retired at Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish, Homer Glen. BISHOP JOHN C. McNAB was an educator, administrator, pastoral minister and missionary bishop. He served at Mendel Catholic High School; St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery, Olympia Fields; in Missouri and Michigan; and was prelate of Chulcanas, Peru. He now lives in retirement in Rockford.

FATHER JOSEPH G. STOBBS, from St. Raphael Parish, worked in education, counseling, school and congregational administration and parish ministry. He served at Mendel Catholic High School; St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery, Olympia Fields; St. Rita; and in Michigan and Wisconsin. He now is semi-retired at St. Augustine Friary.

FATHER JOHN A. TYMA, from Immaculate Conception B.V.M. Parish, has been an educator and does missionary work. He served at Mendel Catholic High School; St. Rita High School; St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery, Olympia Fields; and in Michigan and Arkansas. He is pastor at San Juan Apostol Parish, Buenos Aires, Peru where he has worked since 2002.

50 YEARS

FATHER W. TIMOTHY CUNY, an Evanston native from St. Ignatius Parish, has done parish ministry, vocation work and teaching. He served at St. Rita Monastery; St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery, Olympia Fields; and in Missouri, Michigan and Canada. He now serves as pastor of St. Peter Parish, Douglas, Mich.

FATHER G. JEROME KNIES, from St. Mary Parish in Chicago, has worked in education, province administration and formation. He served at St. Rita High School; Tolentine College, Tolentine Center and St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery, Olympia Fields; and Austin Friary, Matteson. He now is a member of the formation team at Augustinian North American Novitiate, Blessed Stephen Bellesini Community, Racine, Wis.

FATHER DONALD R. LEWANDOWSKI, from Immaculate Conception Parish (88th Street), has been an educator and parish minister. He served at St. Rita High School; Mendel Catholic High School; Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox; Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish, Homer Glen; in Kankakee, Ill.; and in Oklahoma. He now serves as pastor at St. Jude Parish, New Lenox.

Carmelites

60 YEARS

FATHER CASIMIR E. ZIELINSKI has been an educator, psychologist, lecturer, missionary and chaplain. He served at Mount Carmel High School; at the Menard Correctional Center, Chester, Ill.; at Southern Illinois University; in Joliet, Ill.; in Kentucky, Massachusetts and Washington; at U.S. Air Force bases throughout the world; in El Salvador; and for worldwide cruise lines. He lives in retirement in Nokomis, Fla., where he serves at Spirit of Love, Epiphany Cathedral and continues his counseling and cruise chaplaincy.

Claretians

60 YEARS

FATHER RICHARD J. FARRELL was a pastoral minister, police chaplain, professor and his community's superior. He served at St. Jude Seminary, Momence, Ill.; St. Jude Police League; St. Francis of Assisi; Holy Cross; St. Paul; Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish; and in Arizona, Virginia, Missouri, Georgia and Guatemala. He now lives in retirement at Casa Claret/Dominguez Seminary, Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

Dominicans

50 YEARS

FATHER ALBERT GLENN JUDY, an Oak Park native, worked in teaching, administration and pastoral ministry. He served at St. Mary, Riverside; St. Priscilla; St. Vincent Ferrer, River Forest; in Texas and Minnesota; and was a member of the Leonine Commission, Yale University. He now is a parochial vicar at St. Ferdinand.

FATHER JAMES RAYMOND MOTI was a teacher, congregational leader, administrator and pastoral minister. He served at Fenwick High School, Oak Park, and in Minnesota and Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the faculty and then president of the Cluster of Independent Theological Schools. He lives in retirement and does limited service at the St. Pius V Priory.

FATHER THOMAS AQUINAS FRANKLIN O'MEARA has been a teacher and a writer. He served at Loyola University Chicago; St. Thomas Aquinas Priory, River Forest; Catholic Theological Union; and in Iowa, Massachusetts, Indiana, Washington, D.C., California and Nigeria. He continues as a prior, writer and part-time professor.

Capuchin Friars

65 YEARS

CAPUCHIN FRIAR REYNOLD RYNDA since 2005 has been a member of the interprovincial novitiate community assisting in the formation of novices. He previously served in the Middle East and on the Cheyenne reservation in Montana. He now lives in Chicago.

Franciscan Friars Assumption BVM Province

60 YEARS

FATHER BEDE HEPNAR, from St. Andrew Parish in Calumet City, was a teacher. He is retired at Queen of Peace Friary, Burlington, Wis..

BISHOP HENRY THEOPHILUS HOWANIEC, from St. Casimir Parish, has been a missionary and administrator. He served as a member of the General Curia, Franciscan Friars in Rome and as bishop of Almaty, Kazakhstan. He now is bishop emeritus there.

FATHER CAMILUS JANAS served in pastoral and parochial ministry. He served at St. Issac Jogues, Niles, and in New Jersey and now is a chaplain to the Felician Sisters in Chicago.

FATHER VIANNEY SIPULSKI, from St. Mary Magdalen Parish, worked in education and parochial ministry. He now lives in retirement at Queen of Peace Friary, Burlington, Wis.

50 YEARS

FATHER LYLE CHROBAK, from St. Joseph Parish, was a missionary and did Hispanic ministry. He is a missionary in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.

FATHER ANTHONY JANIK, from St. Bruno Parish, was a hospital chaplain and director of pastoral care. He serves at St. Anthony Medical Center, Crown Point, Ind.

BROTHER JUDE LUSTYK, from Five Holy Martyrs Parish, was a missionary in the Holy Land, librarian and archivist. He now serves as a provincial archivist at the Franciscan Friars, Burlington, Wis.

FATHER HUGH ZURAT, from East Chicago, Ind., was a missionary in the Philippine Islands and was a missionary director and promoter. He now is the director of the Franciscan Missionary Union, Assumption Province, Francis and Clare Friary, Franklin, Wis.

25 YEARS

FATHER BERNARD KENNEDY was an educator and director of friar formation and Chicago high school teacher. He now serves as director of post-novitiate formation, Franciscan Friars, St. Joseph Friary.

Franciscan Friars Sacred Heart Province

60 YEARS

FATHER WENCESLAUS CHURCH was a parish priest, teacher and chaplain. He served at Corpus Christi; Holy Spirit Friary; St. Peter Church; Mayslake Village, Oak Brook, Ill.; in Quincy, Ill.; and Louisiana. He now is a confessor at St. Peter Friary.

FATHER ZACHARY HAYES, a Chicago native, was a lector and professor of theology. He served at the Catholic Theological Union and as dean of studies for the Franciscans in Teutopolis, Ill. He is retired at Blessed Giles Friary, Sherman, Ill.

FATHER ILDEPHONSE SKORUP, a Chicago native, has been a parish priest, teacher and chaplain. He served at St. Francis de Sales High School and parish and in Missouri. He now is a chaplain for the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Frankfort, Ill.

50 YEARS

FATHER DONALD BLAESER, a Chicago native, has been a teacher, chaplain, confessor, associate director of novices and preacher. He served at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheaton, Ill.; St. Peter; in Countryside, Ill.; and in Minnesota and Indiana. He now is pastor of St. Francis Solanus Parish, Quincy, Ill.

FATHER PHIL HOGAN has been a teacher and chaplain. He served at Bridewell and since 1968 has been at Hales Franciscan High School.

BROTHER LEONARD LAWRENCE has done missionary work, maintenance, nursing, outreach ministry and housekeeping. He served at Corpus Christi Friary; in Oak Brook, Teutopolis and Quincy, Ill.; and in Nebraska, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota and Brazil. He now does maintenance and housekeeping at Our Lady of the Lake Friary, St. Paul, Minn.

25 YEARS

FATHER VAUGHN FAYLE has been a professor and associate vocation director. Since 2008 he has been a professor at the Catholic Theological Union and since 2010 has been the associate vocation director for the Sacred Heart Province in Chicago.

FATHER EULOGIO ROSELADA has been a confessor, minister to the Asian community and itinerant preacher. He served at St. Peter and in Missouri and California. He now is a chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, Evanston.

FATHER EDWARD SHEA, a Chicago native, has been a parochial vicar, pastor, formation director and has worked at the Franciscan Vocation Center. He worked at St. Joseph Friary, St. Giles, St. Joseph, St. Joseph Post-Novitiate Friary and in Joliet, Ill. He is a confessor at St. Peter.

FATHER MICHAEL LUKE UBBEN has been a confessor and parish priest. He served at Corpus Christi; St. Peter; in Quincy, Ill.; and in Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Tennessee. He now does supply ministry at Holy Cross Friary, Quincy.

Congregation of the Holy Cross

60 YEARS.

BROTHER ROBERT EWALD ministered in maintenance, building projects, outdoor work, planting trees and bird identification. He served for 10 years at Notre Dame High School, Niles, and in Washington D.C. and Maryland. He now lives at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind.

50 YEARS

FATHER JEROME ESPER was a teacher, theologian, chaplain, bookkeeper, sacristan and local superior. He served at Notre Dame High School, Niles; Holy Cross High School, River Grove; for the Carmelite Sisters, Des Plaines; and in Oregon, Canada and Rome. He now lives at Our Lady of Fatima House, Notre Dame, Ind., where he does volunteer work and pastoral assistance.

25 YEARS

FATHER MICHAEL DELANEY has worked in education, administration and pastoral and missionary work. He served for five years as president of Notre Dame High School, Niles; in Oregon; and now as the district superior in Chile.

Marist Brothers of the Schools

50 YEARS

BROTHER GERARD BROWN, from St. Walter Parish, was an educator and emergency services instructor. He served at Marist High School for 27 years and now ministers at Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn.

Scalabrinians

50 YEARS

FATHER AUGUST FECCIA did pastoral work. He served at the Italian Cultural Center, Stone Park; St. Michael and in California and Canada. He now is the associate pastor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Melrose Park.

Society of the Divine Word

70 YEARS

FATHER FELIX ECKERMAN was a missionary and chaplain. He spent 50 years in India doing pastoral work and was a novice master and rector there. He served as a chaplain to the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters in St. Louis and is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

FATHER JEROME ZILIAK was a missionary in India doing pastoral ministry, teaching and was a pioneer in agricultural and socio-economic development. He managed the Karpus Adaptive Research Farm and another for more than 30 years. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

65 YEARS

FATHER JOHN DONAGHEY worked in education and administration. He served at the Divine Word Seminary and was provincial superior for nine years; president of Iowa's Divine Word College; special projects director for the SVD Chicago Province; produced an administrative handbook for Fu Jen University, Taiwan; and wrote an administrative and formation handbook for a major seminary in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

BROTHER PATRICK HEGARTY sold Catholic goods to support missionary work and assisted migrants. He was one of the founders of Divine Word greeting cards and traveled abroad selling them; sold The Word Magazine abroad; sold altar wine in the United States; was secretary to the mission secretary for the Pontificio Collegio San Pietro Apostolo and the Society of the Divine Word Generalate in Rome; and worked in the Trenton Diocese helping immigrants. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

FATHER CHARLES SCANLON ministered in education and vocations and was a missionary in the Philippines for more than 40 years. He served at five Divine Word colleges in the Philippines and was vocation director, Midwest, United States. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

60 YEARS

FATHER JOHN RODNEY, from St. Elizabeth Parish, worked in pastoral ministry, education and nursing home and hospital chaplaincy. He served at St. Anselm and Our Lady of the Gardens; taught at Divine Word Seminaries in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Iowa; and was a chaplain in Washington, D.C. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

50 YEARS

FATHER WILLIAM SEIFERT did pastoral care, administration, formation and missionary work in Papua New Guinea for more than 30 years. He was a staff member at the Melanesian Pastoral Institute and was vicar general, diocesan administrator and episcopal vicar while there. He also is a working anthropologist. He is associate novice director at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

40 YEARS

FATHER ERIC VARGAS worked in Hispanic ministry and education. He was dean of students at Divine Word Seminary in New Jersey and did Hispanic ministry there. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

25 YEARS

FATHER DARIUSZ GARBACIAK has worked in pastoral ministry and finance administration. He served as director of Polish ministry at St. Joseph the Worker, Wheeling and St. Margaret Mary, Algonquin, Ill., and was a missionary in Papua New Guinea and in the Ukraine. He is the Chicago province treasurer at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

FATHER QUANG DUC DINH has worked in formation and vocations, pastoral ministry and administration. He served for eight years as formation director at Divine Word Theologate, Hyde Park and at Iowa's Divine Word College and in California. He is the director of the SVD Associate Program for men who have completed college and are called to a vocation as a brother or priest and rector of the Techny Community.

FATHER PETER DE TA VO has worked in education and Vietnamese ministry in the United States and Canada. He served as liturgy instructor, Catholic Theological Union; as a pastor in St. Louis; and taught at the Divine Word Seminary in East Troy, Wis. He does Vietnamese ministry at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

Viatorians

75 YEARS

FATHER FRANCIS P. WHITE worked in secondary education, missions and parishes. He served at St. Philip High School; Mother of Sorrows Institute, Blue Island; Our Lady of Arlington Novitiate, Arlington Heights.; in Peoria, West Point and Springfield, Ill.; and in New York, Nevada and Japan. He is retired at the Viatorian Province Center, Arlington Heights.

60 YEARS

BROTHER DONALD P. HUDE worked in secondary education, administration and parish ministry. He served at St. Viator High School; Arlington Heights; was director of curriculum and administrative affairs for the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools; and worked in Rock Island and Springfield, Ill., and in York, England. He is retired at the Chicago Viatorian Residence and is a servant of the holy altar at St. Josaphat.

FATHER JOHN E. LINNAN was a teacher, professor, administrator and parish minister. He served as president of the Catholic Theological Union; at the Viatorian Province Center, Arlington Heights; in Bourbonnais, Ill.; and in Nevada and Washington, D.C. He is retired at the Viatorian Province Center, Arlington Heights.

FATHER JAMES E. MICHAELETZ, from Our Lady of the Mount Parish, Cicero, worked in secondary education, administration and parish ministry. He served at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights; Sacred Heart of Mary High School, Rolling Meadows; as assistant superintendent of schools at the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools; DePaul University; Clerics of St. Viator; Rosary College (now Dominican University), River Forest; in Bourbonnais, Ill.; and in Indiana. He is retired at the Viatorian Province Center, Arlington Heights.

FATHER JOHN W. MILTON, from St. Lucy Parish and St. Simeon Parish, Bellwood, worked in secondary and post-secondary education and parish ministry. He served at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights; Viatorian Formation House; DePaul University; St. Zachary, Des Plaines; and in Springfield, Peoria and Kankakee, Ill. He is semi-retired at the Viatorian Province Center, Arlington Heights.

FATHER DANIEL J. MIRABELLI, from St. John Bosco Parish and St. Domitilla Parish, Hillside, worked in secondary education and as a business manager and chaplain. He served at St. Benedict High School; St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights; and in Peoria and Rock Island, Ill., where he is director of development at Alleman Catholic High School.

50 YEARS

FATHER THOMAS E. LONG ministered in secondary education, social work, administration and work as a parochial vicar and pastor. He served at St. Viator Parish; the Viatorian Province Center, Arlington Heights; in Kankakee and Rock Island, Ill.; and in Nevada and California. He is semi-retired and lives in Chicago.

25 YEARS

BROTHER ROB L. ROBERTSON has been a teacher, campus minister and counselor. He served in Springfield, Ill., and in Nevada. He now is a student counselor at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights.

Vincentians

50 YEARS

BROTHER LEO KEIGHER has worked with the poor and homeless. He continues his work in the Chicago area and also serves as his community's house treasurer.

25 YEARS

FATHER JOSEPH WILLIAMS has done parish work and chaplaincies. He now serves as a Catholic campus minister, DePaul University.

Women Religious

Benedictine Sisters of Chicago

70 YEARS

SISTER JOAN GANNON, from St. Jerome Parish, ministered in education and pastoral work. She served at St. Hilary; Queen of All Saints; Mother of God, Waukegan; St. Scholastica Academy; St. Jerome; Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Thomas. She is retired at St. Scholastica Monastery.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARGARET ANN HOLTZ, worked in education, administration and finance. She served at St. George; St. Joseph; St. Hilary; St. John Nepomucene; Queen of All Saints and Mother of God, Waukegan. She supervises the housekeeping staff at St. Scholastica Monastery.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARILYN HUTTRUP worked in education, administration and with computers and data analysis. She served at St. Hilary; St. Lambert; Queen of All Saints; St. Monica and Our Lady of the Angels. She now manages electronic records and is a council member at St. Scholastica Monastery.

SISTER JUDITH MURPHY, from St. Juliana Parish, served in education and administration at St. Symphorosa, Queen of All Saints, St. Scholastica Academy, St. Martin de Porres High School and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, of which she was the founding principal. She now is the director of board formation, Office of Catholic Schools, Chicago.

SISTER MARY ANN O’RYAN, from St. Symphorosa Parish, worked in education, administration and congregational leadership. She served at Queen of All Saints, St. Hilary, St. Scholastica Academy and Loyola University. She now is treasurer of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago.

Congregation of the Mother of Carmel

25 YEARS

SISTER JYOTHI MARIA is a teacher who is the technology coordinator at St. Walter School.

Sisters of St. Casimir

75 YEARS

SISTER ADRIAN URBAN was a primary grade teacher, did catechetical work and assisted in hospitals and homes for the aged during summer months. She served at St. George (Bridgeport); Holy Cross; Nativity BVM; Immaculate Conception (44th Street) and in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska and Florida. She does prayer and presence at her community’s Chicago motherhouse.

60 YEARS

SISTER THERESE BANACH, from St. Nicholas of Tolentine, worked in education and as a librarian. She served at St. Anthony, Cicero; St. Norbert, Northbrook; Providence of God; and in New Mexico, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. She is an archivist at the Sisters of St. Casimir motherhouse.

SISTER LUCILLE ANN BANDYK, from Immaculate Conception (44th Street), worked in education and school administration. She served at St. Anthony, Cicero; St. George (Bridgeport); St. Bartholomew, Waukegan; Maria High School and convent for 40 years; and in New Mexico, Michigan and Minnesota. She does prayer ministry and is a motherhouse office assistant.

SISTER JOHANNA MARIE SHAINAUSKAS, from St. George Parish (Bridgeport), worked in elementary and secondary education, school administration and as a secretary and receptionist. She served at Nativity BVM; Maria High School; Providence of God; Holy Cross Hospital; All Saints (Roseland); St. Norbert, Northbrook; Nativity BVM; Immaculate Conception (44th Street); St. Bartholomew, Waukegan; St. Peter, Volo; in Plano, Ill.; and in Pennsylvania and California. She ministers with the Knights of Lithuania and does prayer and presence at the motherhouse.

50 YEARS

SISTER SYLVIA PUCHORAS, from All Saints Parish, was a primary grade teacher and school principal. She served at Nativity BVM; St. Norbert, Northbrook; Sts. Peter and Paul (W. Pullman); in Darien, Ill.; and in Maryland. She is an assistant at the motherhouse and Argentine Appeal coordinator.

SISTER KATHLEEN SMITH, from St. Adrian Parish, was an artist and educator. She served for 20 years at Maria High School; for 15 years at St. Peter and Paul (W. Pullman); at Our Lady of Vilna; St. Anthony, Cicero; and in Ohio, California and Minnesota. She now is an art teacher at Lake Michigan Catholic High and Middle School, St. Joseph, Mich.

Daughters of Charity

70 YEARS

SISTER MARY JOSEPH CLARKE has worked in administration at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Vincent Infant Hospital, Marillac Social Center and the DePaul Settlement, as well as other assignments in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Alabama. She does ministry of prayer at the Seton Residence in Evansville, Ind.

SISTER RENE FISCHER worked in educational administration and nursing. She worked as a nurse, nursing instructor and supervisor at St. Joseph Hospital and School of Nursing and as coordinator of DePaul University’s master’s degree program and had assignments in Missouri, Texas, California, Illinois and Alabama. She does ministry of prayer at the Seton Residence in Evansville, Ind.

60 YEARS

SISTER FELICIA MAZZOLA worked in education, school administration and as provincial treasurer and provincial councillor. She served at St. Louise de Marillac High School, Northfield; in LaSalle, Ill.; and in Virginia, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana. She is director of International Project Services in Southfield, Mich.

SISTER DOROTHY OLINGER, from St. Gregory Parish, worked in education and administration at St. Louise de Marillac High School, Northfield, and St. Francis de Sales, Lake Zurich, as well as in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Wisconsin. She now serves at Catholic Charities in Nashville, Tenn.

Sisters of Charity-Seton Hill

50 YEARS

SISTER JANE ANN CHERUBIN served in the ministries of education, health care, and social services. She taught and was a nurse in Pittsburgh and for 31 years in Korea. She has served on the General Council of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, which serves both the United States and Korean provinces of the congregation from the generalate offices located in Chicago, since 2008.

Sisters of Christian Charity

75 YEARS

SISTER CONSUELA CHASE worked in education and as a music teacher, organist, tutor, secretary, ESL director, adult literacy teacher, convent building and grounds supervisor, local leader and attendance clerk. She served at St. Raphael; St. Gregory; Josephinum Convent; Mallinckrodt College, SCC Motherhouse and St. Joseph Convent, Wilmette; and in Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota. She is a morning greeter at Josephinum Academy.

SISTER VIRGINIA KUHN, from St. Margaret Mary Parish, worked as a teacher and principal; directress of postulants and aspirants; in local leadership; as an administrator; as a member of the provincial leadership team as “acting” provincial and councilor and publisher of the community magazine, Broken Bread, for 19 years. She served at St. Vincent Home for Children; St. Raphael; St. Gregory High School; at Josephinum Academy; St. Joseph, Sacred Heart Convent and at her community’s motherhouse, Wilmette; and in Westmont, Ill.; Michigan; Minnesota; and Missouri. She is a part-time receptionist and does light duties at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

70 YEARS

SISTER ANNE EILEEN BERKEL, from St. Edward Parish, worked in education and as a librarian, local leader, local treasurer, CCD teacher and parish pastoral worker. She served at St. Theresa, Palatine; St. Teresa of Avila; Josephinum Convent; and in Michigan, Louisiana and New Mexico. She does prayer and presence at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

SISTER HENRICA BUCHERT was an elementary school teacher and principal; local leader and treasurer; music, art and religion teacher; director of religious education; member of a parish prayer center; and administrative assistant to a parish music director. She served at Holy Ghost, South Holland; Josephinum Academy; St. Joseph, her community’s motherhouse and Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette; and in Michigan and Louisiana. She tutors in religious education in Wilmette.

SISTER CAROLYN EULTGEN was an elementary school teacher and principal; pastoral minister and local leader and she did ministry to Native Americans. She served at St. Raphael; St. Gregory; St. Martha, Morton Grove; St. Theresa, Palatine; Sacred Heart Convent and the motherhouse, Wilmette; and in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, South Dakota and Missouri. She now does prayer and presence and visits the sisters at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

65 YEARS

SISTER CAROLINE SCHAFER was a teacher, school principal, formation directress, administrator, provincial and general councilor and administrator. She served at Holy Ghost, South Holland; St. Martha, Morton Grove; St. Gregory; at St. Joseph Convent and the motherhouse, Wilmette; and in Iowa, Minnesota, Louisiana and in Rome. She is a member of the leadership team and administrator at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY ALBERT GENSTERBLUM was a housekeeper, local treasurer, driver, portress and group mother at a children’s residential facility. She served at her community’s Wilmette motherhouse, St. Vincent’s Children’s Home and in Ohio and Missouri. She now is a member of the local leadership team and treasurer at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY CLEMENT EIDEN, from St. Martha Parish, Morton Grove, was a high school and college English teacher; formation directress; minister to Native Americans; provincial and congregational leader; provincial councilor and superior; general councilor and publisher of the SCC Community magazine. She served at St. Gregory and Josephinum; St. Joseph Convent and motherhouse, Wilmette; and in Palatine, Ill.; South Dakota and Rome. She now ministers to Native Americans in Lower Brule, S.D.

SISTER KAREN ZGUTOWICZ has done domestic work, food service and work as an assistant librarian, secretary, sacristan, teacher’s aide and receptionist. She served at St. Gregory; Josephinum Convent; St. Joseph Convent and the motherhouse, Wilmette; and in Missouri and Minnesota. She now is the activities director, convent librarian and designs and produces creative greeting cards at Sacred Heart Convent SCC Retirement Center, Wilmette.

Dominican Sisters of Peace

60 YEARS

SISTER JOAN McVEIGH taught English and social studies. She served at Holy Angels and Malcolm X College and was a teacher and coordinator of the Teacher Corps at Holy Angels. She now is an adjunct professor of English at Harold Washington College.

Sinsinawa Dominicans

75 YEARS

SISTER TARCISSIA BUCHELE taught at Visitation; in Peoria and Ottawa, Ill.; and in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. She now is living in community at the Sinsinawa motherhouse.

SISTER MADELYN (SULPICE) KORTENDICK was a teacher and administrator. She served at St. Brendan; Immaculate Conception; St. Luke, River Forest; St. Thomas the Apostle; and in New York, Wisconsin and Bolivia. She now is living in community at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis.

SISTER CHRISTOPHER KRELL worked in the culinary arts. She served at Trinity High School and Trinity Convent, River Forest; Visitation Convent; Queen of Peace Convent and Queen of Peace Ministry Center, Burbank; and in Wisconsin and Iowa. She now is living in community at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis.

SISTER JO (FLAVIAN) WEAR worked in teaching, administration, guidance, social work and pastoral ministry. She served at St. Philip Benizi; St. Thomas the Apostle; Queen of Peace, Burbank; and in Minnesota, Florida, Washington, D.C., Alabama, Wisconsin and California. She now is living in community at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis.

70 YEARS

SISTER LEONA (MANUELA) HAGGERTY, from Holy Cross Parish, worked in teaching, administration and guidance counseling. She ministered as a therapist at Catholic Charities and served at Epiphany and Trinity High School, River Forest; and in Wisconsin, South Dakota and Nebraska. She now lives in community at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis.

60 YEARS

SISTER LORETTA (MERCEDES) FINNERTY was a teacher, administrator and parish minister. She served at St. Basil, Visitation and in Wisconsin, Colorado, Washington, D.C., Louisiana and Michigan. She is living in community at the Sinsinawa motherhouse.

SISTER MARIANN (NADINE) FRANZGROTE taught at St. Cajetan; in Rockford and Peoria, Ill,; and in Iowa and Minnesota. She is living in community in Richfield, Minn.

SISTER ANNE MARIE (INNOCENTIA) FRIEDRICH, from St. Leo Parish, worked in teaching, administration and health care. She served at St. Basil; SS. Faith, Hope and Charity, Winnetka; and in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Mississippi. She lives in community in Lombard.

SISTER CONSTANCE LENNARTZ, from St. William Parish, worked in teaching and parish ministry. She served at St. Luke, River Forest; in Rockford, Ill.; and in South Carolina, Alabama, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Minnesota. She lives in community at the Sinsinawa motherhouse.

SISTER CATHERINE (JULES) MEYERING, from St. Catherine of Siena, Oak Park, taught at Trinity, River Forest, and in Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. She lives in community at the Sinsinawa motherhouse.

SISTER JEAN (MEREDITH) MURRAY, from St. Luke, River Forest, worked in higher education and served at Rosary College (now Dominican University), River Forest, and was its president from 1981 to 1994. She also worked in Wisconsin and lives in community in Oak Park.

SISTER MARY JO (MARY BERNARDUS) SCHOFIELD, from Visitation Parish, taught at St. Basil; St. Richard; St. Cajetan; St. Catherine of Alexandria, Oak Lawn; and St. Gerald, Oak Lawn; in Peoria, Ill.; and in Minnesota and Iowa. She lives in community in Oak Lawn.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY ANN (MARIE RICHARDE) CARROLL, from Visitation Parish, worked in teaching, administration and community pastoral ministry. She served in Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York. She is the prioress at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis.

SISTER MARY JAMES “GUS” GRIFFIN, from St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Oak Park, did social work, pastoral ministry and housing work. She served at Visitation, St. Agatha and Blessed Sacrament and in South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Mississippi.

SISTER ROSEMARY (DOMENICA) HICKMAN worked in teaching and administration. She served at St. Giles, Oak Park; St. Luke, River Forest; and in Florida, Indiana, Wyoming and Wisconsin. She is an assistant superintendent of schools for the Chicago archdiocese.

SISTER ERICA MARY (CATERINA) JORDAN was a principal and teacher. She served at St. Giles, Oak Park; St. Pius V; St. Gall; and in Minnesota. She served the Sinsinawa Dominican congregation as a member of its council from 2006 to 2011. She is on sabbatical studying theology and Spanish in Chicago and Mexico and in July will begin as principal at Most Blessed Trinity Academy, Waukegan.

SISTER SARAH ANNE KAMINSKI taught and served to her Sinsinawa Dominican congregation. She served at Trinity High School, River Forest; in Bloomington and Rockford, Ill.; and in Montana and Wisconsin, where she has been ministering at the motherhouse since 1986. She served as her congregation’s secretary and now is in the General Finance Office specializing in government benefits since 1996.

SISTER ELIZABETH ANN “BETTY” (ERICA) KUGI was a teacher and did pastoral work. She served at Visitation, St. Brendan, St. Pius and in California, Wisconsin, Montana, Washington, Texas, Minnesota and Idaho. She has served as an assistant archivist at the Sinsinawa motherhouse since 2009.

SISTER JOAN MURRAY, from St. Theodore Parish, has been a teacher and pastoral counselor. She served at St. Barnabas; St. Louis de Montfort, Oak Lawn; Trinity, River Forest; in Joliet, Ill.; and in Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota. Since 2009 she has been ministering as a consultant/facilitator with religious congregations and church-related groups.

SISTER MARY LOUIS RUSSELEY has been a teacher, administrator and lawyer. She served at Trinity and Dominican University, River Forest; worked as a staff attorney at the Edward M. Burke Law Office; was an assistant public defender for Cook County; and served in Wisconsin and Florida. She is living in community at the Sinsinawa motherhouse.

SISTER SANDRA (MARY ROSARIO) SCHMITZ, from St. Basil, was a teacher, administrator, chaplain and parish minister. She served at St. Richard; in Geneseo, Ill.; and in Minnesota, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, where she has worked since 2001 as a chaplain at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison.

SISTER JUDY (MARIE FRANZ) SEIBERLICH worked in education administration and teaching. She served at Queen of Peace, Burbank; Unity Catholic; Maria; Trinity, River Forest; Mother McAuley High School; Seton Academy, South Holland; and in Minnesota. Since 2008, she has worked at St. Martin de Porres, Waukegan.

25 YEARS

SISTER EVIE STORTO, from St. Giles, Oak Park, has been a counselor and teacher. She served at Trinity, River Forest, and in Missouri, Forida and Guatemala. She now is working as a marriage and family therapist intern at Family Paths, Oakland, Calif.

Dominican Sisters of Springfield

75 YEARS

SISTER ROSALIMA BLOUGH was a teacher and administrator at Our Lady of Grace; St. John Bosco; Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; in Assumption, Litchfield, Paris, Springfield, Peoria and Rantoul, Ill,; and in Minnesota and Arkansas. She is the assistant librarian at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, and does ministry of prayer.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY DOLORITA BROWN, from Our Lady of Grace Parish, worked in education and childcare. She served in Springfield, Pana, Granite City, St. Anne, Philo, Peoria and Mendota, Ill., and in Mississippi. She ministers in prayer and internal community services at the motherhouse, Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.

SISTER MARY CARMEN CESARIO, from St. John Bosco Parish, was a cook and baker. She served at the Viatorian Province Center, Arlington Heights; St. Edward; St. Christina; Marian Catholic High School Convent, Chicago Heights; in Springfield, Ill.; and in Minnesota. She is retired and does ministry of prayer in Springfield.

SISTER MARY MICHAELA COLLINS, from St. Brendan Parish, taught and assisted in internal community services. She served at Marian Convent, Chicago Heights; St. Edward; in Springfield, Sterling, Decatur, Algonquin, and St. Anne, Ill,; and in Minnesota and Michigan. She ministers in prayer at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.

SISTER MARY BERNICE CURTIN taught at St. Edward; St. Christina for 12 years; in Springfield, Granite City, Decatur, Quincy, Bourbonnais, Peoria and Philo, Ill,; and in Arkansas. She lives at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield and ministers in internal community services and ministry of prayer.

SISTER M. GAEL DALEY was a teacher, counselor, pastoral minister and vocation director. She served at St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park; Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; in Springfield and Bradley, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She does internal community ministry at Sacred Heart Convent and is a volunteer at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

SISTER MARY LAURENTIA FENLON, from St. Juliana Parish, was a principal, teacher and pastoral associate. She served at St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park; St. James, Sauk Village; St. Gertrude, Franklin Park; in Carol Stream, Farmersville, Jacksonville, Bethalto, Decatur, Bradley, St. Anne, Mendota and Springfield, Ill.; and in Minnesota. She does internal community support services at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, and visits patients in hospitals.

SISTER JOAN (MARY BRIAN) FLANNIGAN was a teacher and principal and did clerical work. She served at St. Christina; Our Lady of Grace; St. Edward; Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; and in Aurora, Springfield, Jacksonville, Irwin and Crystal Lake, Ill. She ministers in prayer at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.

SISTER MARY BLAISE GALLOWAY was a teacher and school administrator. She served at St. Christina; Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; in Newton and Springfield, Ill.; and in Michigan and Minnesota. She is a mathematics tutor at Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, and local treasurer of Marian Convent.

SISTER MARY CLAUDIA LOADER was a teacher and religious education coordinator. She served at Our Lady of Grace; St. Edward; St. Lawrence O’Toole, Matteson; St. Christina; in Jacksonville, Springfield, Cary and LaSalle, Ill.; and in California. She does ministry of prayer.

SISTER MARY ROSELLE ORSO was a teacher and principal. She served at St. John Bosco; Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; in Aurora, Sterling and Springfield, Ill.; and in Louisiana and Mississippi. She is retired and does ministry of prayer at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.

SISTER MARY NOEL PLUMMER was a teacher, administrator, pastoral minister and motherhouse prioress. She served at St. John Bosco and in Springfield, Litchfield, Jacksonville, New Berlin, Decatur and Kankakee, Ill. She does community support services at the motherhouse, Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.

50 YEARS

SISTER JANE ANN BECKMAN was a teacher, administrator, formation directress and pastoral minister. She served at St. Walter; Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; and in Granite City, Quincy, Assumption, Springfield, and Hampshire, Ill. She now is a member of the administrative team for Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora, coordinator of its citizenship program and teacher of English as a second language.

SISTER JUDITH ANNE HAASE, from St. Martin of Tours Parish, was a teacher, school administrator, archdiocesan director of vocations, member of the formation team and director of pastoral formation. She served at St. Edward; Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; the Archdiocese of Chicago vocation office; St. Joseph College Seminary, Loyola University; and in Springfield, Ill., where she is the motherhouse prioress at Sacred Heart Convent.

SISTER ROSEMARY MCGUIRE worked in education at St. Edward; St. Lawrence O’Toole, Matteson; in East Alton, Springfield, Decatur, Crystal Lake and Peoria, Ill.; and in Michigan. She is a teacher aide at St. Agnes School, Springfield, and caregiver for her mother.

SISTER MARY KRISTIN REVER was a teacher, parish health minister, respiratory therapist and development coordinator. She served at St. Walter; St. Edward; St. Lawrence O’Toole, Matteson; in Springfield, Ill.; and in Minnesota, Mississippi and Arkansas. She is a pastoral care minister at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, Miss.

SISTER ROSE MIRIAM (ANNE) SCHULTE was a teacher, principal, clinical counselor, congregational leaders and administrator. She served at St. Edward; St. Christina; St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park; and in Springfield, Ill. She is a clinical counselor for Madison County Catholic Charities in Granite City and Alton, Ill.

Felician Sisters

80 YEARS

SISTER MARY SEPTEMIA PARTYKA was an educator at St. Joseph; Sts. Peter and Paul; St. Bruno; Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Lemont; in Joliet, Ill.; and in Wisconsin, Alabama, Texas, California and Minnesota. She now does prayer ministry, Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARY SEBASTIA DZWIERZYNSKI, from St. John of God Parish, worked in education, health care and care of the aged. She served at Sts. Peter and Paul, Sacred Heart, St. Bruno and St. Bronislava; was co-supervisor at St. Andrew Life Center, Niles; and served in Rockford, Ill., and in Wisconsin.

SISTER MARY LOURDINE LACHOWSKI worked in education. She served at St. Helen; St. Joseph; St. Bruno; St. Wenceslaus; Ascension, Evanston; Holy Innocents; St. Linus, Oak Lawn; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; in LaSalle, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She assists with the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls phone ministry and lives at Mother of Good Counsel Convent.

SISTER MARY JOSEPH KROLL, a Chicago native, was an educator and librarian. She served at Holy Innocents; St. Joseph; Sts. Peter and Paul; St. Turibius; St. James; Our Lady of the Gardens; St. Helen; St. Bronislava; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Isidore, Blue Island; Incarnation, Palos Heights; in LaSalle and Rockford, Ill.; and in Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Alabama. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

SISTER PAUL MARIE (MARY PULVERIA) PIETROCZYNSKI, from St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, worked in education, school administration and as an ESL tutor. She served at St. Bruno; St. Turibius; St. Bronislava; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Hedwig; Our Lady of the Gardens; St. Joseph; Sacred Heart; St. Wenceslaus; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; and in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Alabama.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY VIRGINIA SZTORE, from St. Wenceslaus Parish, worked in education and administration. She served at St. Helen; St. Joseph; St. Turibius; St. John of God; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; St. Joseph High School; in Minnesota and Wisconsin; and also served at the Felician Sisters Generalate in Rome as archivist and as assistant to the secretary general. She lives at Mother of Good Counsel Convent.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY SUZANNE BACIA, from Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, worked in education and served at St. Bruno; St. Hubert, Hoffman Estates; St. John of God; Sacred Heart; St. Bronislava; St. Stanislaus; Good Shepherd; and St. Helen. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

SISTER MARY CARLOTTA MYSZKA worked in education, pastoral care and formation. She served at St. Joseph High School; Our Lady of Good Counsel High School; was director of novices, postulants and affiliates at the former Mother of Good Counsel Province; and worked in Wisconsin. She now is the assistant director of novices, North American Felician Novitiate, Enfield, Conn.

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

75 YEARS

SISTER MARY ALACOQUE CZARTORYSKI was a teacher teaching, dietary worker and sacristan who also did hospitality and community leadership. She served at Five Holy Martyrs; St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr; Madonna High School for 26 years; and in South Dakota, Ohio and Indiana. She is the first recipient of the Franciscan Weaver Award that honors a Franciscan Sister of Chicago who embodies the Franciscan charism and shows Franciscan joy in her daily life. She ministers in hospitality and domestic duties at her community’s motherhouse in Lemont.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY CLARE BRUNKALA, from St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr, worked in teaching, nursing, administration and community leadership. She served at Five Holy Martyrs; Mother Theresa Home and Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse, Lemont; St. Joseph Home; and in South Dakota, Ohio, Nebraska and Indiana. She ministers as a sacristan and driver for her community in Lemont.

SISTER MARY FRANCINE LABUS, a Chicago native, was a teacher, school administrator, organist, mission integration director, community leader, general vicar and member of the general council and board member, and she did formation work. She served at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr; St. John Cantius; St. Louise de Marillac, La Grange Park; St. Pancratius; Five Holy Martyrs; Mother Theresa Home, Lemont; and in Indiana. She still serves as the beatification liaison and substitute organist and now is the assistant liturgy minister at her community’s Lemont motherhouse.

SISTER MARY MONICA SENDLOSKY was a teacher, librarian and library aide coordinator, pastoral minister and administrator, and she worked in finance and community leadership. She served at Five Holy Martyrs, Madonna High School, St. Joseph Home and in Ohio and Indiana. She now is the general secretary, local minister at Madonna Convent and finance assistant in the business department at St. Joseph Village.

50 YEARS

SISTER JEAN THERESE JAROSZ has been a certified nursing assistant, sacristan, ward clerk, lector and eucharistic and pastoral minister. She served at the Mother Theresa Home and Franciscan Village/Mother Theresa Home, Lemont. She is a full-time driver for the sisters and part-time assistant for the administrative staff of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

50 YEARS

SISTER SHIRLEY MORRISEY worked with developmentally disabled and handicapped individuals; did reception, programming and hospitality work at retreat centers; and did pastoral care and congregational leadership. She originally worked in Lincoln, Neb., with the Marian Sisters and ministered in Glenview and Freeport, Ill., and Texas. In 1975 she transferred to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and served in Minnesota at the Franciscan Center for Holistic Living. She later moved to St. Rose Convent, La Crosse, Wis., where she ministered until retiring.

Sisters of St. Francis Rochester, Minn

60 YEARS

SISTER MICHON WELSH, from St. Juliana Parish, was an educator, administrator, liturgist and in parish ministry. She worked in Minnesota and now lives in retirement at Assisi Heights, Rochester, Minn.

Hospital Sisters of St. Francis

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY EVELYN LAMB worked as a clinical instructor; in rehabilitation, nursing and pediatric services; as a hospice volunteer; as a home health screener and caregiver; and in business activities related to health care. She now does volunteer work and ministry of prayer at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Ill.

SISTER BERNADINE GUTOWSKI, a Cicero native, worked in management training and research, materials management and hospital and provincial administration. She served at the Christian Institute for the Study of Human Sexuality at Catholic Theological Union and as a secretary/treasurer for Illinois hospitals’ boards of directors. She now serves as a volunteer at the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis’ Mission Outreach’s Chicago facility; is a membership invitation assistant; and a member of three Wisconsin hospitals’ boards of directors.

50 YEARS

SISTER DONNA MARIE WOODSON worked in physical therapy and rehabilitation and as a hospital supervisor, missionary and adjunct professor and teacher in India. She also worked at the Edgewater Physical Therapy Associates, the Chicago Medical School and Metro Home Health Care. She now does ministry of prayer and volunteer services at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Ill.

School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King

70 YEARS

SISTER M. DANIEL KAIZAR worked in education, care of the aged, and as an assistant sacristan, CCD teacher and in ministry of prayer. She served at Sacred Heart (96th Street); Holy Trinity (18th & Throop); St. George (95th & Ewing); in Lemont, Ill.; and in Ohio, Kansas, Wisconsin and Kansas. She is retired at St. Joseph Infirmary, Lemont.

60 YEARS

SISTER M. GEORGINE HROMA, from St. George Parish (95th & Ewing), worked in education and administration and as a sacristan and religious education teacher. She served at St. Stephen (now Cristo Rey) and St. George (95th & Ewing); in Itasca, Bolingbrook and Joliet, Ill.; and Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and Kansas. She is an assistant administrator at Alvernia Manor Senior Living, Lemont.

SISTER M. CATHERINE JAKSA taught elementary school for 51 years, ministered as a sacristan and CCD teacher and coordinated altar servers. She worked at St. George (95th & Ewing); in Itasca, Bolingbrook and Joliet, Ill.; and in Ohio, California and Kansas. She is retired at St. Joseph Infirmary, Lemont.

50 YEARS

SISTER M. PATRICIA KOLENDA, from St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank, worked in education, provincial and general administration, art ministry and as a formation directress, historical archivist and religious education teacher. She served at St. George (95th & Ewing); Sacred Heart (96th Street); St. Stephen (now Cristo Rey); Mount Assisi Academy, Lemont for 22 years; and in California and Rome. She is a province historical archivist an does art ministry at Alvernia Manor, Lemont.

School Sisters of St. Francis

80 YEARS

SISTER NICOLE GOETZ, a Chicago native, worked in education, publishing and as a librarian and theological resource person. She served at St. Anne, Barrington; Our Lady of Victory; Alvernia High School; St. Benedict Convent; Argus Publishing; and McGraw Library at McCormick Theological Seminary. She lives in Milwaukee.

SISTER MARION JAMES, a Chicago native, was a teacher, principal and personnel counselor and did ministry of care. She served at St. Philomena; St. Joseph, Wilmette; St. Benedict High School; Marist High School; Alvernia High School; Little Flower; and St. Joseph, Summit. She lives in Campbellsport, Wis.

SISTER MARCELLA SCHWEITZER was a teacher and principal. She served at St. Clara; Our Lady of Charity, Cicero; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Glenview; and St. Cyprian, River Grove. She lives in Milwaukee.

75 YEARS

SISTER WINIFRED PFALLER taught at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Glenview; St. Benedict Grade School and St. Dionysius, Cicero. She now lives in Wautoma, Wis.

SISTER CATHERINE RYAN was a musician who worked as an organist and cared for the homebound. She served at St. Agnes of Bohemia, St. Matthias and Our Lady of Charity, Cicero. She now lives in Milwaukee.

SISTER AMELIA WEIBEL taught at St. Clara School. She now lives in Milwaukee.

70 YEARS

SISTER JULIE KNOTEK taught at Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph, Wilmette. She now lives in Greenfield, Wis. Sister Remi Lauer was a homemaker at Our Lady of Victory Convent and Alvernia High School Convent. She lives in Campbellsport, Wis.

SISTER LEONA SIBBEL taught at Holy Angels School and lives in Campbellsport, Wis.

60 YEARS

SISTER DATIVA BALLEWEG taught at St. James School, Arlington Heights, and lives in Campbellsport, Wis.

SISTER MARY AGNES FLECKENSTEIN taught at St. Joseph School, Waukegan. She lives in Campbellsport, Wis.

SISTER RUTH HOERIG taught at Our Lady of Victory. She lives in Milwaukee.

SISTER PATRICIA HOFFMAN taught at St. Peter School, Skokie. She now lives in Elgin, Neb.

SISTER MARIA TERESE PATTERSON was a musician. She served at St. Bernardine, Forest Park and St. Benedict High School. She now lives in Greenfield, Wis.

SISTER MARY ANN SCHMIDT was a musician. She served at St. Peter School, Skokie, and St. Joseph School, Summit. She now lives in Milwaukee.

SISTER JOAN SCHUMACHER was a teacher and musician. She served at Our Lady of Victory; St. Anne, Barrington; Our Lady of Charity, Cicero; Alvernia High School; and St. Benedict High School. Since 1968, she has taught at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Glenview.

SISTER MARGERY THEISS taught at St. Agnes of Bohemia and St. Bernardine, Forest Park. She lives in Milwaukee, Wis.

50 YEARS

SISTER KATHLEEN BRAUN worked in pastoral care and chaplaincy. She served in Elmhurst, Ill., and at Seasons Hospice, Park Ridge. She now lives in El Paso, Texas.

SISTER JONEEN KEULER was a nutritionist and coordinator of nutrition at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, and now lives in Milwaukee, Wis.

Sisters of St. Francis-Dubuque

70 YEARS

SISTER RACHEL BERNS was a teacher at St. Mary of the Woods; Sacred Heart, Melrose Park; and St. John Brebeuf, Niles. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

SISTER EMILIANA MEISSEN was a homemaker. She served for eight years at Corpus Christi and is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, where she does support ministry.

SISTER CATHERINE WEISENSEL was an educator. She served at Corpus Christi and is retired in Dubuque, Iowa where she does support ministry.

60 YEARS

SISTER JUSTINA STEFFEN was a homemaker who served for 14 years at St. Anne, Hazel Crest. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

SISTER MARY RITA TIGGES was an educator who served at St. Christopher, Midlothian, and now lives in retirement in Dubuque, Iowa, where she does support ministry.

SISTER ROSE MARY CARNEY was a chaplain. She served at St. Christopher, Midlothian; St. John Brebeuf, Niles; and at the Resurrection Medical Center, Des Plaines. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, where she does support ministry.

SISTER BEVERLY EICHLER was an educator and served for 12 years at St. Mary of the Woods. She lives in retirement in Dubuque, Iowa, where she does support ministry.

SISTER RITA GREEN was an educator who served at St. Christopher, Midlothian, and St. John Brebeuf, Niles. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, where she does support ministry.

SISTER CAROL HILBY worked in education and data processing. She served at Corpus Christi, St. Mary of the Woods and for 20 years at the Archdiocese of Chicago. She is retired in Dubuque and does support ministry.

SISTER MARY KLISART was an educator. She served at St. Christopher, Midlothian, and now does spiritual care at the West Ridge Nursing Home, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

SISTER MILDRED NACHMAN was an educator and served at St. Christopher, Midlothian. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

SISTER JOAN STOFFEL was an educator who served at St. John Brebeuf, Niles, and St. Mary of the Woods. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

SISTER CLARA STRENG was an educator who served at Sacred Heart, Melrose Park. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

50 YEARS

SISTER LOU ANN KILBURG worked in education and pastoral ministry. She served at St. John Brebeuf, Niles, and now is a caregiver at Home Instead Senior Care, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER DOROTHY KRAMER was an educator at St. Christopher, Midlothian; Sacred Heart, Melrose Park; Holy Cross; Sacred Heart, Hubbard Woods; Mary Seat of Wisdom, Park Ridge; Gordon Tech High School; Marist High School and St. Rita High School. She has been working in the Chicago Public Schools since 1992.

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

70 YEARS

SISTER AUGUSTA KRUEGER, from St. Barbara Parish (Throop Street) worked 48 years as a chef and baker at the Immaculata Congregational Home, Bartlett, where she is now retired.

SISTER CHRISTINE NOWAK, from St. Joseph Parish, worked in teaching, administration and pastoral care. She served at St. Mary, St. Barbara, Lourdes High School and at Immaculata Convent, Bartlett. She is retired in Bartlett.

60 YEARS

SISTER COLETTE WILCZYNSKI, from St. Fidelis Parish, was a teacher, administrator and librarian. She served at Immaculate Conception, Queen of the Universe, St. Peter Damian; in the Bridgeport area and in Addison, Bellwood, Wauconda and Clare Woods Academy, Bartlett. She now is a resource coordinator at Clare Oaks continuing care retirement community, Bartlett.

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

75 YEARS

SISTER STELLA MARIE SLONKA, from St. Adalbert Parish, worked as a radiology technologist and hospital administrator. She served for 40 years at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital as its president and administrator and also worked in Texas. She is a member of the Bishop Abramowicz Seminary advisory board and Retirement Research Foundation board. She also is a volunteer hospitality clerk at her community’s Des Plaines provincialate.

SISTER FRANCIS MARIE WALCZYK, from St. Adalbert Parish, was an elementary school teacher and principal, local convent superior and province administrator. She served at St. Michael the Archangel; St. Ladislaus; St. Hedwig; St. Valentine; Holy Trinity (Chicago); St. Susanna, Harvey; St. Patricia, Hickory Hills; and in Wisconsin. She also was the provincial assistant and director of ministry for the former Sacred Heart Province, Des Plaines. She is retired at Nazarethville, Des Plaines.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY KEVIN HANEK, from Assumption BVM Parish, was a food service manager and cook. She served at Nazarethville and the provincialate in Des Plaines, where she is the food service manager.

SISTER MARIE KIELANOWICZ, from St. Susanna Parish, Harvey, was a teacher, vocation director and director of sisters in temporary vows, province administrator and Nazareth spirituality resource person in both Des Plaines and Rome. She served at St. Hedwig and other Chicago-area Catholic schools and was the former provincial superior of the former Sacred Heart Province in Des Plaines, where she now lives.

25 YEARS

SISTER REBECCA SULLIVAN has worked in health care records management. She has served as the provincial archivist since 2009 at her community’s Des Plaines provincialate.

Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters

75 YEARS

SISTER ENGRATIA GALES was a religious education and music teacher, coordinator, music supervisor, receptionist and organist. She served at St. Fidelis and Holy Ghost Convent and Convent of the Holy Spirit, Techny. She is retired at Holy Spirit Convent, Northfield.

SISTER JUANITA IZO, from Assumption Parish, was a nurse, occupational therapist, upholsterer, tailor, quilter and laundress. She cared for the elderly at St. Ann’s Home, Techny, and served as a nurse there. She is retired at the Holy Spirit Convent, Northfield.

SISTER MARGARET SIMON taught, provided pastoral care and did missionary work. She served at St. Ann, Techny; in Pennsylvania and Missouri and in Papua New Guinea. She is retired at Holy Spirit Convent, Northfield.

SISTER CARMELLA VISO taught and worked as a convent librarian. She taught in Catholic schools in Northbrook and Round Lake and served as a librarian at Techny for 10 years. She is retired at Holy Spirit Convent, Northfield.

65 YEARS

SISTER MARYANN REGENSBURGER worked in hospital administration, business management, accounting and community leadership as a local superior and provincial councilor. She served at St. Therese Hospital, Waukegan, and is retired at Holy Spirit Convent, Northfield.

SISTER MARIE SHEEHY taught elementary school and religious education. She served at St. Norbert, Northbrook; St. Mary (Bridgeport); in Mississippi, Michigan and Pennsylvania; and in Antigua. She lives in Grayslake, where she assists sisters in her community who are here from other countries to learn English.

SISTER BETTY TRANEL was a director of religious education. She served at Sacred Heart, Winnetka, and in Jackson, Mississippi, as diocesan director of religious education for 21 years. She now is at St. Elizabeth parish and school.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

50 YEARS

SISTER MAUREEN (EDWARD MARIAN) FREEMAN, a Chicago native who graduated from Little Flower High School, worked as a teacher, principal, parish administrator and was a congregational leader. She served in Chicago, Colorado and Peru. She now is the director at the White Violet Center for Eco- Justice, St. Mary of the Woods, Ind.

SISTER RITA (THOMAS ANNETTE) McGOVERN, from Visitation Parish, spent more than 40 years doing elder care as a nurse and administrator. She also served her congregation as retirement community director and consultant on aging. She is retired, does volunteer work and serves as a part-time ambassador at Nazareth Living Center, St. Louis.

Sisters of the Living Word

80 YEARS

SISTER MARY AMBROSE WACK was an educator and volunteer for social care. She worked at St. Gregory; St. Gregory High School; St. Teresa; St. Raphael; St. Theresa, Palatine; and in Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa and at the Living Word Center, Arlington Heights, where she was a volunteer minister. She is retired at the Resurrection Life Center.

75 YEARS

SISTER PHOEBE MARSHALL worked in education and school administration. She served at St. Gregory and St. Gregory High School and in Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, Louisiana and Minnesota. She is retired at the Resurrection Life Center.

SISTER GENEVIEVE SHEA, from St. James, Arlington Heights, taught, ministered to the elderly and was an archivist for her community. She served at St. Aloysius, St. Gregory, St. Teresa, St. Gregory High School, St. Juliana and at the Living Word Center, Arlington Heights, where she ministers in retirement.

60 YEARS

SISTER JOANNE GRIB, a Chicago native from St. James, Arlington Heights, worked as a teacher and principal and did chemistry research and training, computer training and ministry to the homeless. She served at St. Roman; St. Barbara; St. Simeon, Bellwood; Lourdes High School and St. Ignatius College Prep, as well as in Addison, Ill. She now is a volunteer minister to the homeless and lives in Arlington Heights.

50 YEARS

SISTER LOUISE BAUER did homemaking, child care, cooking, teaching and worked as a secretary, professional seamstress and sewing instructor. She served at St. Theresa; Josephinum High School; St. Gregory; Sacred Heart Convent; Wilmette; St. Raphael; Holy Trinity; St. Gregory High School; and in Minnesota. She lives in retirement at Cerenity on Humboldt, St. Paul, Minn.

SISTER DONNA WILLIAMS was a school principal, photographer, administrator, treasurer, spiritual director and accountant. She served at St. Theresa, Palatine; St. Gregory; St. Juliana; St. Xavier College; Mercy Boys Home; Holy Trinity High School; Center on Halsted; at the Living Word Center, Arlington Heights; and in Arkansas, the Marshall Islands and Minnesota. She now is an accountant at A&M Restaurants, St. Paul, Minn.

Sisters of Humility

60 YEARS

SISTER JOAN LEBEAU, from Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, worked in food service, housekeeping, environmental services and administration. She served at several locations in Iowa and now is active in ministry of prayer and witness at the Humility of Mary Center, Davenport, Iowa.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY ELLEN FREEMAN, from St. Thomas More Parish, worked in education and school administration. She served at St. John the Evanglist, Streamwood; St. Domitilla, Hillside; in East Moline, Ill.; in Arizona; and in several Iowa locations. She now lives in Schaumburg and is active on several CHM committees and in a ministry of prayer and witness.

Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

80 YEARS

SISTER ANN IDA GANNON, from St. Jerome Parish, worked in education and administration. She served at St. Ferdinand; St. Charles; St. Mary High School; and was a professor at Chicago’s Mundelein College for 16 years and its president for nearly 20 years. She also served as an archivist at Loyola University Chicago and in Iowa. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER H. DOROTHY (MILDRED ANN) TOWNSELL was an educator and microbiologist. She served at schools in Chicago and Rock Island, Ill.; in Iowa, Wisconsin and California; and worked in research as a microbiologist for the Minneapolis office of the Food and Drug Administration. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

75 YEARS

SISTER FRANCES LORETTA BERGER, from St. Ignatius Parish, worked as an educator and librarian. She served at Our Lady Help of Christians; Our Lady of Angels; Presentation; at Mundelein College for 20 years; Loyola University Chicago for 10 years; and in Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa and California. She is retired at her community’s motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER JULISSA DUGGAN was a teacher and school administrator. She served in Chicago, Iowa, Tennessee, Arizona and Mississippi. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER EILEEN (MATHILDA) GALVIN served in education, administration and nursing. She ministered at St. Dominic, Holy Family, St. Dorothy, Mercy Hospital, Augustana Lutheran Hospital and in California, Hawaii, Missouri, Tennessee and Iowa. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MADELYN (RENATA) HOGAN worked in education, apostolic ministry and business and was a secretary, receptionist and volunteer for her BVM congregation. She served at St. Cornelius; Our Lady of Lourdes; Holy Family; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; and in Iowa, Nebraska, California and Mississippi. She is retired at her congregation’s motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER VIRGINIA (FLOCELLA) HUGHES was a teacher and religious educator who served at Our Lady Help of Christians; Annunciation; Presentation; Mundelein College; Loyola University Chicago and in California, Iowa, Maryland and for the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CLEMENTINE (LIOBA) KUHLE was an educator and CCD coordinator. She served at St. Gertrude for 25 years and in California, Montana and Nebraska. She is retired at her congregation’s motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER KATHRYN (MADELEINE) MAHER was a teacher, administrator and religious educator. She served at Our Lady Help of Christians; Our Lady of Angels; and Mundelein College and was administrative assistant and bibliographic researcher at Loyola University and a volunteer at several Chicago hospitals. She also worked in Arizona, Kansas and served as co-director of the Newman Center at California State University. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARY C. (CLEMENTO) McGOVERN ministered in music, teaching and administration. She served at St. Jerome; St. Eulalia, Maywood; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; Wyoming; and in Iowa she has worked as the director of the Instructional Resource Center, Clarke University, for 12 years. She is retired at Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER JEAN DOLORES SCHMIDT worked in education and administration. She served at St. Vincent; Scholasticate; Mundelein College for 20 years in many academic and administrative roles; in California and since 1991 has served at Chicago’s Loyola University as a chaplain and volunteer. She is retired.

SISTER EVA SHEEHAN was an educator at Annunciation; St. Eulalia, Maywood; and in Wyoming, Iowa, New York, Hawaii, South Dakota and Missouri. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

70 YEARS

SISTER CATHERINE (RITA EILEEN) GIBBONS, from Our Lady of Mercy Parish, worked in education, administration and pastoral ministry. She served at St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette; St. Margaret Mary; St. Joseph the Worker; Chicago VA Hospital; in Wilmington, Ill.; and in Iowa. She is retired at Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER VIRGINIA (JUSTINIAN) McCAFFREY was an educator, library assistant and parish minister. She served at St. Vincent and in Iowa, California, Arizona and Oklahoma. She is retired at her congregation’s motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CLAIRE MARIE (CLARENE) McLEVY was an educator at Christ the King; St. Vincent; St. Therese; St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette; St. Catherine; Our Lady of Angels; and in Missouri and California. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CARMELINA MEYERS, an Evanston native from St. Margaret Mary Parish, worked as an educator and youth minister. She served for 28 years at St. Ferdinand and for seven years at Madonna High School, and in New York. She is retired at her congregation’s motherhouse in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER JUDITH SHEAHAN, an Oak Park native from Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, worked in education and administration. She served at St. Eulalia, Maywood, and in Wyoming, California, Minnesota and Iowa. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER PAULINA SULLIVAN was an educator, administrator and parish volunteer. She served at St. Thomas of Canterbury, Our Lady of Lourdes, in Rock Island, Ill. and in Iowa and Wisconsin. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY CATHERINE (ST. AMBROSE) BECKMAN, from Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, worked in education and administration. She served at St. Gertrude; St. Cornelius; Our Lady of Lourdes; St. Eulalia, Maywood; Cathedral High School; and in Montana and Nebraska. She now serves as the moderator of the Immaculata Alumnae Association and has done so since 2002.

SISTER CORITA (OTTO) BUSSANMAS has been an educator and administrator. She taught at Annunciation and Our Lady of Angels and in Missouri. She co-founded Operation Breakthrough, a child center for the working poor in Kansas City, Mo., has served as its agency director since 1971.

SISTER ALICE (ALISSIO) CAULFIELD, from St. Dorothy Parish, worked in education, administration and pastoral ministry. She served at Immaculata High School, Holy Family Community Center and Holy Family Parish; Wright Hall; was a BVM congregational employee; and worked in Wisconsin, Wyoming, New York, Iowa and South Dakota. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CATHERINE (MICHELE) DUNN, a Chicago native, was an educator and administrator who taught at St. Vincent and in Arizona. She worked in various administrative roles and then served for 22 years as president at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, where she is retired and volunteers as a development officer and adviser.

SISTER PATRICIA L. (CHRYSOSTOM) FITZGERALD was an educator and artist. She served at St. Mary High School; St. Callistus; St. Joseph; St. Malachy; St.Eulalia, Maywood; and in California and Missouri. In Oak Park she worked as an office manager for the Education and Intervention/ICAP program and also as an artist/educator and nationally certified wellness and massage therapist. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER THERESE (RITA MAURICE) FOX is a Chicago native whose home parish was St. Dorothy. She devoted her religious life to work as an educator and counselor. She served at Our Lady of Lourdes; Immaculata High School; Our Lady of the Angels; St. Ita; St. Constance; St. Mary of the Lake; St. Gilbert, Grayslake and in New York, Iowa and Missouri. She lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER GENEVIEVE M. (LEONINE) FREUND has been an educator, pastoral minister and musician. She served at Blessed Sacrament, in Tennessee and in Iowa, where she has been a pastoral associate at St. Paul, Davenport for more than 47 years.

SISTER MARY THERESE (MARCINA) FREYMANN taught at St. Eulalia, Maywood for 20 years; Holy Family and Consolidated Schools (Children of Peace); Children of Peace/St. James and Our Lady of the Westside; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; and in Iowa. She now is retired and serves as a part-time technology coordinator at St. Agatha Catholic Academy.

SISTER CLARENITA FROEHLICH, a Chicago native, was an educator and administrator at St. Vincent de Paul and in Iowa, Minnesota, California and Nebraska. She is retired in Sioux City, Iowa.

SISTER MARY PAT (ST. THOMAS) HALEY was an educator and administrator at Mary Queen of Heaven, Cicero; St.Tarcissus; for 26 years at Mundelein College; for 11 years at Loyola University. She lives at the Motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER HELEN MAHER (ROBERT JOSEPH) GARVEY was an educator, administrator and pastoral minister. She served at St. Ferdinand; St. Peter, Antioch; and in Iowa, New York and Kentucky. She also served her BVM congregation in leadership for 16 years and now serves as facilitator of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and chair of LCWR History Committee, Silver Spring, Md.

SISTER EILEEN (PATRICK ELLEN) HEALY was an educator, administrator and pastoral minister. She served at St. Agatha and in Tennessee, California and Washington. For many years, she served her BVM congregation, which she continues to do as a volunteer. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARJORIE M. (HERBERDETTE) HEIDKAMP, from Queen of Angels Parish, has ministerd as an educator, chaplain and pastoral minister. She served at St. Jerome; St. Peter, Antioch; St. Beatrice, Schiller Park; St. James; Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge; and Vitas Innovative Hospice, Lombard, Ill. She served her BVM congregation in several roles and continues to volunteer in Chicago.

SISTER BERNADETTE (LUCINUS) McMANIGAL, from Our Lady of the Angels Parish, has been an educator and administrator. She served at St. Callistus; St. Jerome; in Wilmington, Ill.; and in New York; was BVM regional representative in Chicago for 10 years and in BVM leadership for four years. She also served the Joliet, Ill., diocese; was superintendent of schools for the Lexington, Ky., diocese and now is superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Arlington, Va., since 2008.

SISTER JUDITH TERESE McNULTY, from St. Gertrude Parish, was an educator and counselor who served at Augustana College and Catholic Social Services, Rock Island; in Moline, Ill.; Tennessee and Iowa. She was a volunteer at Rock Island Public Health Department and now volunteers at Illini Hospital, Silvis, Ill.

SISTER EDISSA MARY SZCZEPANSKI, from Our Lady of Angels Parish, was an educator and librarian. She served at St. Agatha; St. Tarcissus; Blessed Sacrament; Our Lady of Angels; St. Anthony Hospital; St. Joseph, Downers Grove; St. Eulalia, Maywood; Holy Name school office; Immaculate Heart of Mary; Wright Hall; and in Iowa and Tennessee. She is retired at her congregation’s Motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER BARBARA JEAN (JEAN VINCENT) TASCHER, from St. Bede Parish, Fox Lake, was an educator and licensed psychiatric technician. She served at St. Vincent de Paul and in DeKalb, Ill.; Arizona; Missouri; and California. She lives in retirement in Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER (ST.) JOHANNA TRISOLIERE, from St. Callistus Parish, was an educator who served for 24 years at Mary Queen of Heaven, Cicero; St. Tarcissus; St. Agatha; and St. Odilo, Berwyn, where she devotes some of her retirement time to serving as a part-time teacher. She also worked in Iowa.

SISTER BETTY L. (LEONICE) VOSS was an educator and pastoral minister. She taught at Holy Name; Mundelein College for 12 years; in Iowa, Colorado and Ecuador. In Denver she was coordinator of BVM associates, teacher and reading coordinator and currently is an in-home caregiver there.

SISTER ELIZABETH (ANTOINETTE) WIRTZ was an educator for 24 years at St. Ferdinand and for 20 years at St. Robert Bellarmine, where she now teaches parttime.

SISTER LUCA YANKOVICH, from Our Lady of the Angels Parish, was an educator and pastoral minister. She served at St. Pius; Mundelein College for nine years; was an immigration consultant for Latin American Catholic Charities for 10 years; gave many years of service to her BVM congregation and also taught in Iowa at Clarke University. She now lives in retirement at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

Little Company of Mary

60 YEARS

SISTER SHEILA BROSNAN did pastoral ministry, was a radiology supervisor and did home care and hospice work. She now lives at the Resurrection Life Center.

SISTER DEBORAH CONLEY, from St. Sabina Parish, did spiritual direction, retreat and formation ministry and provincial leadership. She served at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership; Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House; Campion Jesuit Renewal Center and in Massachusetts. She now does spiritual direction and 12-step ministry and is a volunteer at St. Sabina Parish and the Maple/Morgan Park Food Pantry.

Medical Mission Sisters

50 YEARS

SISTER PATRICIA LOWERY, from St. Ferdinand Parish, was a surgeon at the Sunyani Regional Hospital in Ghana. She was the only non-Ghanaian working there and one of two senior medical officers. She now serves on the Navajo National Reservation in Arizona where she is the chief of surgical services at the Fort Defiance Indian Hospital.

Mercy Sisters

80 YEARS

SISTER GRACE LAUR was a pastoral minister, teacher and administrator. She served at Siena High School, All Saints, Christ the King, St. Gabriel and in Peoria, Ill.; Wisconsin; and Iowa. She now does ministry of prayer at Provena McAuley Convent, Aurora, Ill.

70 YEARS

SISTER LUCILLA CONWAY, a Chicago native, did parish and religious education ministry and was a teacher and principal. She served at St. Kilian; St. Catherine of Genoa; Christ the King; St. Irenaeus, Park Forest; Precious Blood, St. Mary of the Lake; St. Justin Martyr; in McHenry, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She’s now a volunteer and part of the support staff at Mother McAuley High School.

SISTER MARY BRIAN COSTELLO was a teacher, administrator and province coordinator. She served at Mother McAuley High School; St. Patrick Academy; Siena High School; St. Clotilde; St. Xavier Academy; was the chief of staff to the Archbishop of Chicago (1990-1998) and superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago (1983-1990) and the coordinator of apostolic services for her province. She is retired in Darien, Ill., and does volunteer work and ministry of prayer. S

ISTER MARY ROSALIE FITZPATRICK, a Chicago native, taught college and high school math and science and taught at parish schools. She served at St. Xavier University; Mercy High School; Queen of Martyrs; St. Xavier Academy; Immaculate Conception; Little Flower; St. Cecilia; St. Rose of Lima; in Dundee, Ill.; and Rhode Island. She retired and did volunteer work visiting the sick. She now does ministry of prayer at Mercy Convent.

SISTER NORENA GAWRONSKI was a pastoral minister, religious educator and teacher. She served at Mount Carmel, St. Clotilde, Resurrection, at other Chicago area parish schools and in Wisconsin. She is retired and does volunteer work and ministry of prayer at Mercy Convent.

SISTER ROSEMARY KELLEY, a Chicago native, was a teacher, principal, accountant and administrator. She served at St. James; St. Joseph Carondolet Child Care Center; Mother McAuley High School; Misericordia; Unity High School; Mercy Hospital; Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Resurrection; Queen of Martyrs, Evergreen Park; St. Mary of the Lake; St. Joachim; and Christ the King; at Villa Inn and Mother Theresa Home, Lemont; in Elgin and Aurora, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She is retired and does ministry of prayer.

SISTER AQUINICE McCORY did pastoral work, teaching and school administration and was an activities director. She served at Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Queen of Martyrs, Evergreen Park; Little Flower; St. Lucy; Mount Carmel; St. Cecilia; and in Wisconsin and Iowa. She is retired and does ministry of prayer at Mercy Convent.

SISTER KAY McINTYRE, an Oak Park native, was a teacher, principal and housing manager. She served at Mercy Residence, Olympia Fields; Queen of Martyrs, Evergreen Park; Mary Seat of Wisdom, Park Ridge; Christ the King; St. Irenaeus, Park Forest; St. Catherine of Siena, Oak Park; St. Joan of Arc, Evanston; St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Patrick and Resurrection; in Glendale Heights and Elgin, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She is retired and does ministry of prayer at Mercy Convent.

SISTER RITA PATRICK was a teacher and pastoral ministe at parishes in the Chicago area; in Ottawa, Seneca, Rockford and Peoria, Ill.,; and in Wisconsin. She is retired and does ministry of prayer in Aurora, Ill.

SISTER BARBARA SHIELDS, a Chicago native, was a teacher and school administrator at Mother McAuley High School; St. Emeric, Country Club Hills; St. Barbara, Brookfield; St. Joseph the Worker, Wheeling; St. Cecilia; St. Paul of the Cross, Park Ridge; St. Catherine of Siena; St. Catherine of Genoa; St. Alphonsus, Lemont; and in Wisconsin. She is retired and does volunteer work at Mercy Convent.

60 YEARS

SISTER GLORIA BEDNARSKI, a Des Plaines native, worked in pastoral ministry, teaching and administration. She served at St. Gabriel; St. Patrick; St. Anne; St. Joan of Arc, Evanston; was CORE program director at St. Mary of the Lake; religious education coordinator at Mundelein College; did pastoral ministry at residential homes for mentally ill people and Hispanic pastoral ministry for the Howard Area Sanctuary. She has been the co-director of Centro Guadalupano in Honduras since 1991.

SISTER MARY ANN BERGFELD, a Chicago native, worked in teaching, business and province administration. She served at St. Xavier University; Mercy Residence, Olympia Fields; Chicago Province Center; St. Gabriel; St. Monica; and in Wisconsin. She is retired and volunteers at the Courage Program, Oak Lawn.

SISTER EVELYN DEREZINSKI, a Chicago native, worked in teaching, administration and pastoral ministry. She served at Marillac High School, Northfield; St. Patrick Academy; St. Xavier College; McAuley Manor/Convent and Mercy Center, Aurora; in DeKalb, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She now is a chaplain, volunteer and caregiver at Provena McAuley Manor/Convent, Aurora.

SISTER CONLETH FOLEY, a Chicago native, was a teacher, principal, administrator and director of volunteers. She served at Housing Management, Olympia Fields; St. Clare; Mercy Home, Homewood; SS. Cyril & Methodius; St. Mary of the Lake; St. Raymond, Mount Prospect; St. Thomas Aquinas; St. Patrick; Holy Family; St. Finbarr; St. Irenaeus, Park Forest; St. Justin Martyr; and in Wisconsin. She is retired and does volunteer work for her community in the Chicago area.

SISTER MARY ANNETTE FUCZYLA worked in health care, nursing, teaching, administration and work as a consultant. She served at St. Xavier College; Mercy Hospital; RSM Novitiate, Des Plaines; and in Wisconsin and Iowa, where she also was a home teacher for the blind. She is retired and does ministry of prayer at Provena McAuley Manor/Convent, Aurora, Ill.

SISTER CORINNE KABARA worked in teaching, administration and housing management. She served at many Catholic schools in the Chicago area for 23 years and in Wisconsin. She now is a volunteer for her Sisters of Mercy West/Midwest Community at the Village at Victory Lakes, Lindenhurst.

SISTER EMILY MARY KEMPPI, a Waukegan native, worked as an occupational therapist, teacher and administrator. She served at the Network for Mercy Education, Evergreen Park; Mercy Hospital; Mercy Unity High School; Mother McAuley High School; in Aurora; and in Wisconsin. She is retired and does ministry of prayer at McAuley Convent, Aurora, Ill.

SISTER MARY JO KENNY, a Chicago native, was a nurse and teacher who served at several Chicago-area Catholic schools and in Aurora, Ill., where she now volunteers at Provena Mercy Medical Center.

SISTER TIMOTHY MATTHEWS was a finance manager, computer resource person and administrator at Mother McAuley High School; Alexian Brothers Hospital, Elk Grove Village; and at her community’s Chicago Province Center. She now is an accountant for the McAuley Convent, Aurora, Ill.

SISTER CAMPION MAGUIRE, a Chicago native, was a teacher, principal and development officer. She served at Mother McAuley High School; Christ the King; Our Lady of Mount Carmel; several other Chicago-area Catholic schools; in Ottawa, Ill.; and in Iowa. She now is a member of the St. Rita High School support staff.

SISTER PATRICIA A. MURPHY, a Chicago native, was a nurse, teacher and principal. She served at the Lower West Side Health Center; Queen of Martyrs, Evergreen Park; Mercy Hospital; St. Catherine of Genoa; St. Thomas Aquinas; Resurrection; in the Peoria Diocese; and in Wisconsin. She now is a neighborhood volunteer for the Mercy Sisters’ Chicago West Midwest Community.

SISTER JULIE NEAL, a Waukegan native, was a teacher, administrator and massage therapist. She served at Mother McAuley High School; Little Flower Adult Education; St. Thomas Aquinas; several other Chicagoarea Catholic schools; in Seneca and Ottawa, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She is retired in Lindenhurst and does ministry of prayer.

SISTER JOANN PERSCH was a teacher, parish religious educator, administrator, secretary and coordinator. She served at the Shelter/Transitional Housing at Casa Notre Dame; Mercy Volunteer Corps for the WMW Community; Su Casa; St. Angela; Austin Career Center; Community Care System; Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly; Trinity Episcopal Church; St. James, Arlington Heights; Mercy Hospital; Our Lady of the Brook, Northbrook; St. Paul of the Cross, Park Ridge; St. Catherine of Genoa; Queen of Martyrs, Evergreen Park; and in Wisconsin. She now is a justice minister volunteer at Mercy Meeting Place.

SISTER BETTY SMITH, a Chicago native, was a teacher, administrator, consultant and served in leadership roles for the Sisters of Mercy Chicago and the regional community and province team. She was a consultant for the Chicago Catholic School Office and served at Mother McAuley High School; Mercy High School; St. Patrick; St. Joan of Arc, Evanston; Mary Seat of Wisdom,, Park Ridge; and St. Raymond, Mount Prospect. She now is a volunteer for the West Midwest Sisters of Mercy community.

SISTER THERESE WINDHAM, an Oak Park native, taught and did computer work. She was a tutor for the Chicago archdiocese and served at Moraine Valley College, Palos Hills; Northeastern Illinois University; Chicago Transit Authority; Mother McAuley High School; Mercy High School; the Sisters of Mercy Province Center; in Joliet and Ottawa, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She is retired and does ministry of prayer in Oak Lawn.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY JO KEANE, a Chicago native, has been a teacher, religious education coordinator and receptionist. She served at Most Holy Redeemer, Evergreen Park; St. Christopher; Unity High School; St. Justin Martyr; St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Catherine of Genoa. She is a volunteer and does church work for liturgies in Woodridge, Ill.

SISTER MARGARET MARY KNITTEL, a Chicagoan, has been a teacher, administrator, director of religious education and grant consultant. She served at St. Xavier University; ACTA/Life in Christ; Mother McAuley High School; in West Chicago; in the Rockford Diocese; and in Ottawa, Ill. She is retired and does ministry of prayer in Elburn, Ill.

SISTER TERESA MALTBY did pastoral care and worked as a consultant, administrator and leader for the Chicago Sisters of Mercy West Midwest community. She served at the Wellspring Partners Huron Consulting Group, Mercy Health Care and Rehab and was the vice president for governance at Wheaton Franciscan Services, Joliet, Ill. She now is self-employed as a consultant in Darien, Ill.

School Sisters of Notre Dame

70 YEARS

SISTER ELLAROSE FITZPATRICK, a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, entered the community from St. Alphonsus Parish. She was an educator at Holy Rosary; St. Margaret of Scotland; St. Anthony; St. Leonard, Berwyn; St. Domitilla, Hillside ; and St. Angela; and she tutored at St. Benedict (Irving Park). She is retired at Resurrection Life Center.

SISTER MARY JUAREZ, from Santa Maria Incoronata Parish, worked in education; social services and pastoral care at Academy of Our Lady High School, St. Benedict (Irving Park), St. Procopius and St. Alphonsus. She does ministry of prayer and presence in Homer Glen.

SISTER JEAN FRANCIS STENGER was a homemaker, receptionist, coordinator and clerical assistant. She served at St. Alphonsus; St. Anthony; St. Constance; St. Stanislaus Kostka; St. Benedict, Blue Island; and in Peoria, Ill.

60 YEARS

SISTER LORI KEEN, from St. Alphonsus Parish, has been an elementary school teacher and principal in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and a pastoral associate at St. Odilo, Berwyn, and Presentation parishes. She is a personal advocate for School Sisters of Notre Dame at Resurrection Life Center.

SISTER MIRIAM PATRICK CUMMINGS, from St. Barnabas Parish, has ministered in education and administration. She was principal at St. Benedict, Blue Island; Santa Lucia; Academy of Our Lady (Longwood); and Lake Shore Catholic Academy (now Most Blessed Trinity), Waukegan; and was provincial of the Chicago Province. She now is associate director of the Vicar for Priests office for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

SISTER DOROTHY KUNZE, from St. Alphonsus Parish, has worked in education and finance and been a secretary. She served at St. Ambrose School, St. John de LaSalle School, Academy of Our Lady High School and St. Benedict Elementary School (Irving Park). She is office manager for the Chicago Area of the Atlantic-Midwest Province in Norridge.

SISTER DONITA MATHIS, from St. Alphonsus Parish, has worked in education and nursing. She taught at St. Alphonsus; Santa Maria Incoronata, St. Benedict, Blue Island; and St. John de LaSalle and was a nurse at St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island; St. Joseph Hospital; and Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights; and she cared for her congregation’s elderly sisters. She volunteers at Resurrection Life Center.

SISTER JOAN McGOVERN, from St. Dorothy Parish, worked in elementary and high school, seminaries and hospitals. She served at Academy of Our Lady; Mother McAuley High School; Trinity High School, River Forest; Jesuit, Kraus, McCormick Library and Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center. She is retired in Homer Glen.

SISTER MARY MARGARET MURPHY, from St. Anthony Parish, ministered in education at St. Michael (Cleveland Avenue), St. Alphonsus, Santa Maria/Santa Lucia, St. Columba and St. Florian. She now is a parish receptionist.

SISTER MARY JOHN ZIELINSKI, from St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, was a printer and engineer who provided general assistance at Academy of Our Lady High School and Convent and the Chicago International Charter School (Longwood Campus). She is retired at Resurrection Life Center.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARCIANNE BZDON, from St. Helen Parish, has ministered in education at St. Stanislaus Kostka. She is principal at St. Anne School in Dixon, Ill.

SISTER MARGARET ELLEN MAHONEY, a Chicago native, taught at Mother McAuley High School and All Saints/St. Anthony. She is a professor of English at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

SISTER BEATRICE STE. MARIE has worked as a junior high and elementary school teacher, pastoral minister, local leaders and spiritual director. She is the local leader at Marian Village, Homer Glen.

SISTER LORRITA MARIE VERHEY, a Chicago native, has been a teacher, nurse and spiritual companion in Chicago and Illinois schools, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing and the Claret Center, where she continues to serve as a spiritual companion. She also provides nursing care to SSNDs at Marian Village, Homer Glen.

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

80 YEARS

SISTER MARIE HOELLE taught second and third grade. She served at St. Peter Canisus and now does ministry of prayer in Cincinnati, Ohio.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARY DOROTHY LEDIARD taught elementary school. She served at St. Victor, Calumet City; St. Peter Canisius; St. Robert Bellarmine; in Villa Park and South Beloit, Ill.; and in Ohio. She now does ministry of prayer in Cincinnati.

60 YEARS

SISTER AGNES FRANCIS JUNG, from St. Priscilla Parish, taught primary grades and was an administrator. She served at St. Peter Canisius; St. Beatrice, Schiller Park; St. Ferdinand; in Hinsdale, Villa Park and South Beloit, Ill.; and in Ohio. She teaches religious education at St. Ferdinand, St. William and St. Priscilla and pre-K at St. Ferdinand.

SISTER MAUREEN SAUER taught music and voice and was a province team member. She served at Notre Dame High School; Northwestern University, Evanston; Northeastern University; St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy, Oak Park; Dominican University, River Forest; in Ohio; and as a member of the Lyric Opera Chorus. She gives private voice lessons and is the assistant music director at St. Luke Parish, River Forest.

SISTER MARJORIE SUTTMILLLER was a business manager. She served at Notre Dame High School for Girls and does ministry of prayer in Cincinnati, Ohio.

50 YEARS

SISTER KATHLEEN HARMON has been a teacher and musician. She served at Notre Dame High School for Girls. She now works as a music director in Dayton, Ohio. Daughters of St. Paul

25 YEARS

SISTER LUSIA YVONNE IELONIMO did evangelization through the media. She now serves at the Pauline Books and Media Center.

Little Sisters of the Poor

50 YEARS

SISTER AGNES HUELSING worked with the elderly. She now does service within the community at the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph Home for the Elderly, Palatine.

SISTER MARY FRANCIS KOWALCZYK worked with the elderly. She now works as a receptionist at the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph Home for the Elderly, Palatine.

25 YEARS

SISTER MARIA GUADALUPE ESCOBEDO serves the elderly at the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph Home for the Elderly, Palatine.

Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ

75 YEARS

SISTER BERNICE BUESCHER worked in education, administration and library services. She served at Angel Guardian, St. Augustine, St. Henry; in Germantown and East St. Louis, Ill.; Mishawaka, East Chicago, Hammond, Gary, LaPorte and Fort Wayne, Ind.; and in Michigan. She is retired at Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Ind.

SISTER ALINE CLESEN, a Chicago native, worked in education, administration and service to her community. She served at St. Henry; in Carlyle, Hecker and Germantown, Ill.; in Fort Wayne and Donaldson, Ind.; and in Minnesota. She is retired at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Ind.

60 YEARS

SISTER JUDIAN BREITENBACH worked in health care and administration. She served at St. Anne Hospital; Ancilla Systems, Inc., Elk Grove Village; in LaPorte, Gary, Fort Wayne, Donaldson, Hobart and Mishawaka, Ind.; and in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She lives in LaPorte, Ind.

SISTER MARY KEVIN RYAN worked in education administration and music. She served at St. Augustine, St. Henry, Angel Guardian Orphanage, St. Cornelius, St. Mathias, St. Bartholomew and Our Lady of Victory; in Belleville, Ill.; and in Gary and Mishawaka, Ind. She lives at St. Henry Convent.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARILYN (TIMOTHY) HASELHORST, worked in education and administration and was her community’s aspirant and novice director. She served at St. Augustine High School; in Breese, Ill.; in Hammond, Ind.; and in Mexico, where she lives at Casa de la Anunciacion in Coatzacoalcos.

SISTER PATRICIA (BRENDAN) PETERS has worked in education, administration and information technology. She served at St. Augustine, St. Henry, and St. Elizabeth Convent; in Quincy and East St. Louis, Ill.; and in Gary, Hammond, East Chicago, Mishawaka and Donaldson, Ind. She now resides at her community’s motherhouse, Clare House, Donaldson.

Poor Clare Monastery of the Immaculate Conception

25 YEARS

SISTER PAUL MARIE OF THE BODY OF CHRIST devotes her life to the cloistered contemplative life. She has many community charges that include work as a bursar and business secretary, printing, carpentry, gardening and maintenance work at the Palos Park monastery.

Daughters of St. Mary of Providence

25 YEARS

SISTER MARY KIM ADRIAN, a Chicago native from St. Celestine, Elmwood Park, worked in pastoral ministry and formation and worked with the developmentally disabled people. She served in Canada and now is in Rome, where she works with the International House of Formation for the Junior Sisters.

Sisters of Providence

80 YEARS

SISTER FRANCES JOAN BAKER taught at St. Athanasius, Evanston, and St. Agnes and in Massachusetts, Indiana and North Carolina. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

75 YEARS

SISTER BEATRICE (MARY CANICE) HOBERG, a Chicago native from St. Frances of Rome Parish, Cicero, taught and worked as an audio-visual coordinator. She served at St. Angela; St. Athanasius, Evanston; Guerin College Preparatory School, River Grove; Providence School; in Aurora, Ill.; and in Indiana and California. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

SISTER JANE (JANET) BODINE was a teacher, school administrator and special project coordinator/development officer. She served at St. Genevieve; St. Leo; Marywood High School, Evanston; Guerin College Prep; in New Lenox, Ill.; and in Indiana and Missouri. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

SISTER CATHERINE (AGATHA) LIVERS was a teacher and vicar for religious. She served at Our Lady of Sorrows; St. Mel; in Joliet and Peoria, Ill.; and in Indiana, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, New York and Kentucky. She serves in outreach ministry at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARY PATRICIA (MARIE JANICE) CUMMINGS was a teacher, parish minister, director of adult education, RCIA minister and pastoral associate. She served at St. Sylvester; St. Genevieve; Immaculate Conception; and in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Indiana. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

SISTER FRANCIS (FRANCIS BERNARD) EDWARDS taught at Maternity BVM and in Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and California. She ministers on the residential services staff at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

SISTER ELEANOR (REPARATA MARIE) PIERCE worked in education and administration. She served at St. Mark and in Indiana, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire and Washington, DC. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary-ofthe- Woods, Ind.

SISTER MARIE KEVIN TIGHE taught and served as the promoter of the cause and vice postulator for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s canonization. Later she was the coordinator of the Shrine for Mother Theodore Guerin. She served at St. Sylvester and St. Angela and in Indiana, Missouri and Massachusetts. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

60 YEARS

SISTER CECILIA (MARY CECILIA) CARTER taught at St. Andrew, St. Mel-Holy Ghost and in Maryland, Indiana and California. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

SISTER DOROTHY DROBIS, from St. Mark Parish, was a teacher and administrator. She served at St. Sylvester; St. Andrew; Maternity BVM; St. Mark; Misericordia Home-North; in Downers Grove, Ill.; and in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Indiana. She ministers on the residential services staff at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

SISTER ROSE VIRGINIA EICHMAN was an educator at St. Andrew; St. Angela; St. Mel; in Galesburg, Ill.; and in Indiana, Texas and California. She serves in outreach ministry for Providence Self-Sufficiency Ministry and for Holy Family Parish in the Georgetown and New Albany areas in southern Indiana.

SISTER PATRICIA (ANNA MARIE) GEIS, from St. Mark Parish, was a teacher, principal, development instructor, adult literacy tutor and administrator. She served at Immaculate Conception; St. Agnes; St. Cornelius; St. Columbkille Day Nursery; St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette; Our Lady of Hope, Rosemont; St. Zachary, Des Plaines; Mount St. Joseph School, Lake Zurich; Santa Maria Del Popolo, Mundelein; Divine Savior, Norridge; Providence; Marywood, Evanston; in Bensenville, Joliet and Lockport, Ill.; and in Indiana, California and North Dakota. She ministers as a literacy tutor for School on Wheels, Cicero.

SISTER ELIZABETH (ELLEN ANN) GRANNAN was an educator at St. David, St. Mel-Holy Ghost and in Indiana, Maryland and Missouri. She now does grief counseling and is a volunteer chaplain at St. Paul Retirement, South Bend, Ind.

SISTER MARILYN (VINCENT MARIE) HERBER worked in education, was director of postulants at Maternity BVM Convent and served in Indiana and Maryland. She now ministers as a volunteer at Miracle Place and at Abbie Hunt Bryce Home, Indianapolis, Ind.

SISTER MARY ANN (MARIE ANITA) LEAHY, a Chicago native, worked in teaching, administration and finance and development. She served at Guerin College Prep, River Grove; St. Joseph Province; St. Genevieve; St. Jerome; Sacred Heart of Mary, Rolling Meadows; and in Washington, D.C. and Indiana. She ministers as a catechist at Sts. Peter and Paul, Bradenton, Fla.

SISTER MARY ANN McCAULEY was a teacher and nurse. She served at St. Sylvester; St. Genevieve; St. Thaddeus; Guerin College Prep, River Grove; and in Indiana and North Carolina. She ministers as a volunteer in health care services in Terre Haute and at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

SISTER MARIE ESTHER SIVERTSEN taught at Our Lady of Mercy; Our Lady of Sorrows; Maternity BVM and in Indiana, North Carolina and Massachusetts. She ministers as a staff assistant in archives at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

SISTER ALICE (JULIA THERESE) WALSH dedicated her religious life to teaching. She served at St. Angela; St. Francis Borgia; in Joliet, Ill.; and in Indiana, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Florida. She ministers in outreach services and as a member of the residential services staff at St. Mary-of-the- Woods, Ind.

50 YEARS

SISTER JANE MARIE OSTERHOLT worked in religious education, administration, clinical pastoral education and work as a catechist and author consultant. She served at St. Cyprian, River Grove; St. Luke, River Forest; with Harcourt Religious Publishers; the Joliet Diocese; in Kankakee, Ill.; and in Michigan and Indiana. She now is in transition, having just completed five years as a general officer on her congregation’s leadership team.

SISTER THERESE (TIMOTHY MARY) WHITSETT worked in elementary education. She served at Maternity BVM and in North Dakota, Indiana and Arequipa, Peru. She teaches at St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis.

25 YEARS

SISTER THERESA ANN BOLAND has been a teacher and principal. She served at Providence-St. Mel; St. Angela; St. Anne, Hazel Crest; and in Indiana. She teaches in the Aquin Catholic School Corporation, Freeport, Ill.

Resurrection Sisters

70 YEARS

SISTER CONSTANCE POLEK, from Good Shepherd Parish, taught elementary school for 45 years. She served at St. Mary of the Angels, St. Casimir, St. Bede, Queen of the Rosary and in Florida, New Jersey, Nebraska, Indiana and Vancouver. She is retired at Queen of the Resurrection House of Prayer.

SISTER M. EVELYN GIEMZA worked in health care administration, nursing, education and congregational ministry. She served at Resurrection Medical Center for 30 years, St. Mary of the Angels, Resurrection Academy and in congregational ministry for many years. She lives in retirement at the Provincial Home.

60 YEARS

SISTER M. FLORENCE SCHULTZ worked in health care administration, nursing, senior services and education. She served at St. Mary of the Angels and for 50 combined years at Resurrection Medical Center, Resurrection Nursing and Rehabilitation and Resurrection Health Care Senior Services. She is the local superior at Queen of the Resurrection House of Prayer.

SISTER MARIA SCHULTZ worked in elementary education for 30 years and as provincial treasurer and in congregational ministry for 25 years. She served at St. Casimir, St. Thecla and Queen of the Rosary. She now is the local treasurer and does local community ministry.

Scalabrinians

75 YEARS

SISTER LAURA MIGLIORINI was a nurse and dietician. She served at Villa Scalabrini Nursing Home. She is retired at Our Lady of Fatima Home, Melrose Park.

70 YEARS

SISTER HORTENSIA DACOSTA did missionary work, education, pastoral ministry and catechesis. She served throughout the United States and abroad. She is retired at Our Lady of Fatima Home, Melrose Park.

SISTER BERTILLA SCOLA ministered in education, catechesis, work with immigrants and as a provincial superior. She served in the Chicago archdiocese and in Toronto. She is retired at Our Lady of Fatima Home, Melrose Park.

50 YEARS

SISTER ANETE TONIAL has done formation and social, pastoral and missionary work; administration; government; and education. She now is assisting at the Mother Assunta Center for Women and Children migrants in Tijuana, Mexico.

Servants of Mary

60 YEARS

SISTER BRIDIE KELLY, from St. Andrew Parish, was an educator at St. Domitilla, Hillside, and Annunciata and in New Jersey. She now is at Addolorata Villa, Wheeling.

SISTER ANNE PATRICE MCENTEGART, from Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, was a teacher, school administrator and council member and secretary for her community in Ladysmith, Wis. She served at St. Domitilla, Hillside, and in Minnesota, West Virginia and New Jersey. She now lives in Oak Brook, Ill.