Called to Thank God for Men and Women Religious Celebrating Jubilees

by Sister Julie Ann on May 2, 2010

Consecrated Men and Women Celebrate Vocations

The Church of Green Bay celebrated with Religious Brothers and Sisters marking jubilees in their consecrated lives.

When the Catholic Church of Green Bay gathered on Sunday afternoon, May 2, 2010, this was the first time that  women religious and men religious celebrated together significant years of when they entered or professed vows. And it was a jubilant and blessed occasion!

Bishop David Ricken presided over the liturgy that honored  consecrated brothers and sisters who work in the diocese or who are members of religious orders based in the diocese. These communities were represented:

Blessed to be invited to lead the music for the day, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity selected meaningful songs of joy and Gospel commitment for the 45 jubilarians celebrating 75, 60, 50 and 25 years of service to God. Novices and professed Sisters formed the choir and played musical instruments.

Some Franciscanized wisdom seems fitting for those of us who hope to fulfill our vocations and celebrate our own significant jubilees one day: “I can’t recall anything in my life that was stagnant or parched. Everyday has been a renewal of blessings and graces.” (Sister Rosalani Gomes, OSF)

6 thoughts on “Called to Thank God for Men and Women Religious Celebrating Jubilees”

  1. sisterannemarielom says:

    Thank you for posting these great pictures and the live links to other communities. I heard that the music was “awesome”. Congratulations to the sisters and brothers who celebrate their jubilees.

  2. Sister Sharon says:

    To each of you from the 12 different Orders CONGRATULATIONS on your many years of dedicated SERVICE to the Lord and His Blessed Mother on this glorious day of May. Think of the total years combined that you have reached out to others and followed in His footsteps. May you have many more enriching years. I enjoyed viewing the pictures.

  3. I do believe that jubilees and anniversaries are one of the most joyful times of life! The beauty and grace of having faithfully lived one's vows for so much of life is a wonderous sign of God in our midst! Yesterday was no exception, it was a great time of celebration–so glad I was there!

  4. srsharon says:

    To each of you from the 12 different Orders CONGRATULATIONS on your many years of dedicated SERVICE to the Lord and His Blessed Mother on this glorious day of May. Think of the total years combined that you have reached out to others and followed in His footsteps. May you have many more enriching years. I enjoyed viewing the pictures. Sr. Sharon Paul

  5. We shared some of our photos with The Compass. The joy of the jubilarians is truly something to document for our world. Now is the time to fill our papers (online and print) with the good news of life-time commitments found by sincere souls seeking God's will and discovering their own unique call.

  6. sisterannemarielom says:

    How true. Celebrating goodness is a gift to all!

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