Franciscan Sisters Celebrate 75 Years of Consecrated Life

by Sister Julie Ann on April 10, 2016

On this Sunday, April 10, 2016, Franciscan Sisters Community Director Natalie Binversie congratulates the 75th jubilarians with a brief reflection. Read her comments here.

“Sing praise to the Lord, you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name!”

Sister Imelda Ann, Sister Martina and Sister Mary Josephine, I greet you this morning along with everyone present at this breakfast, with words from Psalm 30 that will be the Psalm for our Mass this afternoon.  What a glorious day this is.  We are privileged to celebrate this Diamond Jubilee with you.Franciscan Sisters 75th Jubilarians

In the second reading for the Third Sunday of Easter, from the Book of Revelation, we will hear John tell us how he looked and heard the voices of many angels who surrounded the throne and the living creatures and the elders.  I believe that among that countless number are “Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Immaculate” who have gone before us and are praising God and rejoicing with us:

Sister St. Thomas, Sister Joseph Paul, Sister Francis Elizabeth, Sister Ann Clare, Sister Mary Boniface, Sister Eileen Grace, Sister George Ann, Sister Julia Van Denack, Sister Margaret Speigl, Sister Pauline Marie, Sister Priscilla, Sister Teresa Clare and Sister Veronica Brockhoff. ” Read more.Franciscan Sisters 75th Jubilee Breakfast Comments for April 10


6 thoughts on “Franciscan Sisters Celebrate 75 Years of Consecrated Life”

  1. richardschletty says:

    God bless you for years of faithful service to the mission of Christ, Sister Imelda Ann, Sister Martina and Sister Mary Josephine.

  2. annemarielom says:

    I’m so honored to be able to celebrate with these Sisters today. They are great examples of fidelity and good humor… two important qualities for holiness!

  3. Kelly Christine says:

    Congratulations dear Sisters! May this day be filled with great joy and abundant Blessings.

  4. These Sisters are such dear friends and blessings to all of us! What a joy to pray with them today!!!! Congratulations Sister Imelda Ann, Sister Martina and Sister Mary Josephine God is with us in a special way through each of you!!!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS, to you, dear Srs. Imelda Ann, Martina & Mary Josephine on this milestone of loving, dedicated service in the Lord’s name. We were there in spirit in celebration! God’s richest graces always!

  6. Sister Marcolette Madden says:

    Each of the Sisters celebrating 75 years of consecrated life blessed my life. Sister Mary Josephine was my fourth grade teacher at St. Agnes School in Mingo, Junction, Ohio. She brought a sense of humor to the classroom that made learning all the more fun. Sister Martina was the Academic Dean when I attended Holy Family College. She was a great mentor when I returned to teach at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family – could articulate the breadth and depth of critical issues in higher education. I had the privilege of working in the college kitchen when Sister Imelda Ann was in charge. Our crew learned the value of team work and efficiency from her. May God bless each of you.

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