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Joliet Franciscan Sister Makes Final Vows

On January 24, 2015, Sister Beatriz de Sousa, OSF professed her perpetual vows in the Congregation and become the newest member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate. Sister Beatriz was born and raised in Brazil. In 2006, she joined the Irmãs Franciscanas (Franciscan Sisters) where she began to live with and minister […]

Remembering Sister Anna Marie Metz, OSF

Late in the afternoon of February 21, Sister Anna Marie Metz was sitting quietly in her room. Although she regularly attended the 4 o’clock Mass, she was not feeling well enough go that day. During that Mass Annie was peacefully invited to share in the heavenly banquet that the Lord had prepared. No fanfare here […]

Confiança – Winter 2015

Confiança – 150th Celebrations Continue (Winter 2015) Looking to read more? You can find this Confiança and others located on our “Confiança” page listed under “News” on our website.

Remembering Sister Luzia Aparecida Daniel

Early in the morning of December 4, 2014, our Brazilian Sister Luzia Aparecida Daniel, a lifelong ambassador of Gospel joy, completed her amazing eighty year journey home to God. How appropriate was the timing of her departing since throughout her life, and especially in her final days, she embodied the Advent prayer: “My heart seeks […]

My Vocation Story by Sr. Barb Kwiatkowski, OSF

My vocation story begins in God’s country—beautiful Ohio—-where I was born and raised. I was born into a 100% Polish family, the oldest of 3 girls. Ours was not a family without problems, but, despite our problems, there was always a lot of love. My grandparents were very influential in my faith life, especially my […]

My Vocation Story by Sr. Maria Pesavento, OSF

Being asked to share my vocation story with you has given me an opportunity to once again consider all that has brought me to this time in my life. I wish that I could tell you that, like Mary, an angel appeared to me and told me that I should become a Sister. However, rarely […]

Sisters Announce 2014 Jubilarians

Sr. Andrea & Sr. Maurice Each year a group of dedicated Sisters from the Congregation celebrate their jubilees (anniversaries). Below is the list of celebrants for the 2014 calendar year. Combined, these women have served both the Joliet area and beyond for over 700 years! Celebrating their 75th, 60th and 50th Jubilees are the following […]

Remembering Sister Sharon Kerscher, OSF

More than 150 years ago, many families of German immigrants settled in an area of Columbus, Ohio, which is now called German Village. It was in this community of strong German roots and equally strong Catholic values that Rosemary Cecilia Kerscher was born on September 19, 1926, to her parents, Valentine and Martha (Schmidt) Kerscher. […]

Remembering Sister Anne Flaska, OSF

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, the feast of the Exultation of the Cross, as the words of John’s Gospel echoed in churches throughout the world, our sister, Anne Flaska, passed peacefully into eternal life at the age of 94. Drawn by the God who “so loved the world that he gave his only Son,” Anne […]