Remembering Sister Jeanette Willenborg, OSF

Sister Jeanette Willenborg entered eternal life on June 23, 2018. Her prayer service and Mass were held at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home on Saturday, June 30, 2018.  Burial will take place at a future date.

Sister Jeanette was born on November 24, 1948 to Shirley (Bushue) and Virgil Willenborg.  She entered the Joliet Franciscan novitiate on August 12, 1967, made first profession in 1969 and professed her perpetual vows in 1977.

You can read more about Sister Jeanette’s live by clicking on:  Sr. Jeanette

May she rest in peace.

Remembering Sister Loretta (Miriam Edward) Wagner, OSF

Sister Loretta Wagner, affectionately known as Sister Mim, entered eternal life on June 9, 2018. Her wake and funeral were held at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home on June 13, 2018. She is buried in the community plot at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, Illinois.

Sister Loretta was born on August 23, 1918 to Edward and Cirilla (Zientarski) Wajrowski. She entered the Joliet Franciscan novitiate in August 12, 1935, made first profession in 1937 and professed her perpetual vows in 1940.

You can read more about Sister Loretta’s life by clicking on:  Sr. Loretta

May she rest in peace.

Remembering Sister Judith Kurry, OSF

Sister Judith Kurry peacefully entered eternal life on May 24, 2018. Her wake and funeral were held at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home on May 31, 2018. She is buried in the community plot at Resurrection Cemetery.

Sister Judith was born on November 25, 1918 to John and Mary (Sugar) Kurry. She entered the Joliet Franciscan novitiate in August 12, 1936, made first profession in 1938 and professed her perpetual vows in 1941.  She was an educator all of her life, ministering in schools in both Illinois and Ohio.

You can read more about Sister Judith’s life by clicking on:  Sr. Judith.

May she rest in peace.

Sister Deborah Gaughan Makes Profession

On April 28, 2018, the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate celebrated the perpetual vows of Sister Deborah Gaughan.  She becomes the 1,256 perpetual professed member of the Congregation. Sister Deborah willingly professed her vows of living in poverty, in chastity and in obedience according to the Rule and Life of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis and the Constitutions of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate. She then accepted a ring, as a sign of Jesus’ love and faithfulness and as a reminder of her commitment to Him and to His people. God’s plan for her had come to fruition. What was planted in her as a first grader has become a reality.

To read more about Sister Deborah’s profession, as highlighted in the Herald News, please click here:  Sister Deborah

Remembering Sister Marlene Ambrose, OSF

Sister Marlene Ambrose entered eternal life on May 17, 2018. Her wake and funeral were held at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home on May 20, 2018. She is buried in the community plot at Resurrection Cemetery.

Sister Marlene was born on March 29, 1927 to Valentine and Ursula (Makse) Ambrose. She entered the Joliet Franciscan novitiate in August 12, 1944, made first profession in 1946 and professed her perpetual vows in 1949.

To read more about Sister Marlene’s life, please click here: Sr. Marlene Ambrose

May she rest in peace.