Entries by Lucy Sanchez

Remembering Sister Lauren Wiegman, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Sister Lauren Wiegman, OSF.  Sister Lauren died on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Our sympathy and prayers to her family and friends, especially Sister Marie Miller who has lived with Sister Lauren for many years, and to her classmates: Sisters Janet Tucci, Margaret Krieger, […]

Remembering Sister Clare Wand, OSF

Please remember our Sister Clare Wand who died on Sunday, November 8, 2020.  Our sympathy to her family, her remaining classmate, Sister Margaret Ann Zimmerman and to her friend of many years, Sister Thadine Kaminski. Sister Clare was laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, Illinois on Friday, November 13, 2020.  May she rest in peace. […]

Archbishop Wilton Gregory elevated to Cardinal

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious rejoices over the news of the appointment of Archbishop Wilton Gregory as a cardinal in the Catholic Church. Over the years we have been grateful to Archbishop Gregory’s leadership within the church where he has not only been a strong pastoral presence, but also a fearless outspoken critic of […]

Remembering Sister Margaret Rose Sczesniak, OSF

Sister Margaret Rose Sczesniak died on September 5, 2020.  Our sympathy to her family and friends and to her classmates, Sisters Dorothy Clare Zuleski, Anna Konrath and Lucille Krippel. Sister Margaret Rose was laid to rest on Monday, September 14, 2020, at Resurrection  Cemetery in Romeoville, Illinois.  There was a commital service prior to her […]

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 […]

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, […]

Remembering Sister Mary Franz, OSF

Please pray for our Sister Mary Franz who died on May 7, 2020.  Because of the current restrictions on services for the deceased, Sister Mary’s wake and Prayer Service Mary will not be held at this time.  Her memorial Mass will be offered at a later time. You can read more about Sister Mary’s life by clicking […]

Remembering Sister Elizabeth Marie Klepec, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Sister Elizabeth Marie Klepec, who died on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Sr. Elizabeth Marie’s wake was held at Tezak Funeral Home on March 16, 2020. She was buried at St. Joseph Cemetery  A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. To read […]

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is a $32 billion dollar industry present in all 50 states. The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking worldwide. Here are signs to watch for: Human Trafficking Signs Please take a few minutes to view this video produced by the […]

Remembering Sister Juanita Regine Ujcik, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Sister Juanita Regine Ujcik, OSF who died on December 9, 2019. Sr. Juanita’s Wake and Funeral Mass took place on December 18, 2019 at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home in Joliet, IL.  She was buried on December 19, 2019, at Resurrection Cemetery […]