A Summer Full of Celebrations

Found in the Fall 2023 JUST Words magazine.

Enjoy this peek into some of our summer celebrations in 2023.

Clockwise from upper left of facing page: Sister Edith Vila Alania dances in the gifts of Eucharistic bread and wine during the 150th anniversary Mass on August 19; Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, Prioress General, welcomes guests to the liturgy; Sisters Elyse Marie Ramirez and Mila Diáz Solano lead the responsorial psalm; Sister Bernice Juip offers the universal prayer. Below: These eleven sisters celebrated their 75th, 60th, 50th and 25th profession anniversaries. In front: Sisters Alberta Lawless and Edwina Finnegan. Behind: Sisters Judine Hilbing, Judith Pfile, Mary Lou Owens, Theodora Stremlau, Karen Freund, Kathleen Kenny, Sharon Zayac and Mila Diáz Solano. Bottom left: Students from St. Malachy Parish, Rantoul, Ill., enjoy Faith Camp. The group visited Jubilee Farm before coming to the motherhouse to visit with the sisters. Above them: Sister Phyllis Schenk leads the recessional at the 150th Anniversary Mass.

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