Entries by Lucy Sanchez

Sister Mary Lou Marchetti Featured in Christ is Our Hope

An article on Sister Mary Lou Marchetti, OSF  and her ministry at Daybreak Shelter in Will County, was recently featured in Christ is our Hope Magazine published by the Diocese of Joliet.  You can read the article, Listening to the Homeless, by clicking here:  Christ is our Hope (scroll to page 7). As Sister Mary […]

Sr. Pauline Schutz, OSF Honored at Parish

On Sunday, September 4, 2016, Sister Pauline Schutz was honored by the parishioners and friends at St. Pius X Parish in Lombard. Sister Pauline spent the past 38 years in service to the St. Pius X parish family. She will move to Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home in Joliet where she will begin a new […]

Welcome to our Blog

From Sister Dolores Zemont  OSF,  Joliet Franciscan President Welcome to our new blog “Living the Gospel.”  In future posts one of our Sisters will share what “living the Gospel” means to her.  We will also post Congregation announcements and upcoming event information. Living the Gospel is something that each of us does in our own […]

Sisters Accept a New Corporate Stance

 “Racism is taught in our society. It is not automatic.”  Alex Haley On Sunday, August 14, at 4:00 P.M. in the chapel at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home in Joliet, the Joliet Franciscan Sisters will hold a Ritual of Acceptance of a new Corporate Stance on Anti-Racism.  This event is open to everyone. The […]

My Vocation Story – Sr. Deborah Gaughan, OSF

Sister Deborah Gaughan knew in first grade that she wanted to be a Sister. Her journey took many unexpected turns, but she made it. Sister Deborah refers to herself as a “middle child” with two older brothers, an older sister and a set of younger twin sisters. She experienced a strong Catholic upbringing – her […]

Remembering Sister Peter Didier, OSF

Sister Peter Didier died peacefully on June 27, 2016, at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home (OLA) in Joliet, IL.  Our prayers and sympathy to her classmates, family and friends. Sister Peter’s wake and funeral took place at Our Lady of Angels on July 5, 2016.  She is buried at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, Illinois. […]

Remembering Sister Bernadette Sifferlin, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Sister Bernadette Sifferlin, OSF.  She died peacefully on June 26, surrounded by her Sisters at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home (OLA) in Joliet, IL.  Our prayers and sympathy to her classmates, family and friends. Sister Bernadette’s wake and funeral took place at Our […]

Five Sisters celebrate Jubilee

On Saturday, June 11, 2016, five Sisters of St. Francis of May Immaculate (Joliet Franciscan Sisters) celebrated their jubilee at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet, IL.  They are Sister Judith Kurry celebrating 80 years; Sisters Mary Jean Morris and Joanne Marusa celebrating 60 years; and Sisters Patricia Skowronski and Margaret Noser celebrating 50 […]