Remembering Sister Pauline Schutz, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Sister Pauline Schutz, OSF.  Sister Pauline died on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Sister Pauline’s prayer service and Mass will be held at Our Lady of Angels Home in Joliet on Friday, February 15, 2018.  The prayer service will begin at 4:45 p.m. and Mass at 7:00 p.m.  She will be buried on Saturday, February 16, 2019,  in the Congregation’s Plot at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, Illinois.

Sister Pauline’s Alleluia letter will be posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

May she rest in peace.

 

Remembering Sister Mary Catherine (Kay) Uchman, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Sister Mary Catherine (Kay) Uchman, OSF.  Sister Kay died on February 1, 2019.

The prayer service and Mass were held at Our Lady of Angels Home on February 4, 2019.  She was buried in the Congregation’s Plot at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, Illinois.

May she rest in peace.

To read more about Sister Kay’s life please click on: Sister Kay.

Remembering Sister Clarence Golla, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Sister M. Clarence Golla.  Sister Clarence died on December 23, 2018.

The wake service and Mass were held at Our Lady of Angels Home on January 3, 2019.  She was buried in the Congregation’s Plot at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, Illinois.

May she rest in peace.

To read more about Sister Clarence’s life please click on: Sister Clarence.

Remembering Sister Agnes Marie Kovacic, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Sister Agnes Marie Kovacic. Sister Agnes Marie died peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at our Lady of Angels (OLA) Retirement Home in Joliet, IL.

Our Prayers and Sympathy to her family and friends and to her last remaining classmate: Sister Barbarine Houdek.

Sister Agnes Marie’s wake and Funeral Mass took place at OLA on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. She was buried in the Congregation’s Plot at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, IL.

May she rest in peace.

To read more about Sister Agnes Marie Kovacic, please click on Sister Agnes Marie.

Remembering Sister Sylvia Post, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Sister Sylvia Post. Sister Sylvia died peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2018 at our Lady of Angels (OLA) Retirement Home in Joliet, IL.

Our Prayers and Sympathy to her family and friends and to her classmates: Sisters Janet Rieden, Faith Szambelanczyk, Brigid Jacobs, Teresa Noser, Donna Marie Baier, Kathryn Stimac, Rose Marie Surwilo, Kay Uchman, Rita Mandella and Maria Bui.

Sister Sylvia’s wake and Funeral Mass took place at OLA on Friday, November 9, 2018.  She is buried in the Congregation’s Plot at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, IL.

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

May she rest in peace.

 

Two Sisters Welcomed Home to Joliet

During the month of August, Sister Irene Yosick (left) and Sister Kay Uchman were welcomed back to Joliet and to Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home. Sister Irene Yosick was living in Shelby, Ohio, ministering in Elder Care, while Sister Kay Uchman had been living in Scottsdale, Arizona.

We are happy both Sisters Irene and Kay are home in Joliet and are part of the OLA community.  They will now be able to spend more time with both Sisters and Associates in the Joliet area.

 

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 life 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