Remembering Sister Mary Berendt, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Sister Mary Berendt.  Sister Mary died on June 11, 2020, at Our Lady of Angels Home in Joliet, Illinois.

Sister Mary’s committal service was held on June 23, 2020, in the chapel of Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, Illinois.  She was then buried in the Congregation Plot at Resurrection Cemetery.

You can read more about Sister Mary’s life by clicking on her Alleluia letter here: Sr. Mary Berendt.

If you would like to make a donation in honor of Sr. Mary Berendt or another Joliet Franciscan Sister, please click here: Remembering our Deceased Sisters

Pray For Our Nation

We are a nation living in the depths of incalculable pain.  More than 103,000 of our brothers and sisters have lost their lives to the pandemic.  Forty million people are now among the ranks of the unemployed.  Our economy is in a free-fall most days. And now, because of the tragic killing of George Floyd a week ago, the racial injustice that has been near the boiling point for decades has exploded into rightful peaceful protests, along with the destruction of communities through the senseless acts of vandalism.

As a people, let us take a stand in seeking equal justice for People of Color.  Let us reach out in understanding of each other as we seek to move forward in a country that is built on the belief that all are created equal.  Most importantly, let us pray for healing in a nation that is hurting.