Entries by Lucy Sanchez

Remembering Sister Nadine Overbeck, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Sister Nadine Overbeck. Sister Nadine died peacefully on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Our prayers and sympathy to Sister Nadine’s family and friends and to her classmates, Sisters Leomarie Luecke, Mary Ann Clark, Geraldine Podobnik, Rita Vahling, Kathleen Bushur, Margaret Ann Lanagan, Lourdes Boyer, Clarita Schumacher […]

Remembering Sister Anna Konrath, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Sister Anna Konrath. Sister Anna died peacefully on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Our prayers and sympathy to her family and her classmates: Sister Dorothy Clare Zuleski and Sister Lucille Krippel . Sister Anna will have two prayer services to accommodate her extensive family. They […]

Statement on AA/PI Hate Crimes

In 2016, the Joliet Franciscan Sisters committed to a Corporate Stance of anti-racism. Within this statement, we committed to make a conscious intentional effort to eradicate racist nature in all its forms. In 2020, as women of faith and participants in the global community, we stood in outrage at the senseless killing of George Floyd, […]

Remembering Sister Elaine Murphy, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Sister Elaine Murphy.  Sister Elaine died on Saturday, March 25, 2021.  Our prayers and sympathy to her family and her classmates: Sisters Leomarie Luecke, Nadine Overbeck, Mary Ann Clark, Geraldine Podobnik, Rita Vahling, Kathleen Bushur, Margaret Ann Lanagan, Lourdes Boyer, Clarita Schumacher and Alice Ann Harcharik. […]

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, […]