Entries by Lucy Sanchez

Sisters Receive USF Presidential Alumni Award

On Sunday September 20, 2015, the University of St. Francis held their annual Alumni Award Ceremony during their Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. Among the various alumni awards presented was the Presidential Award. This year, the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, were honored for their continued service and support of USF.  The Sisters founded […]

Rest in Peace – Sister Dorothy Kinsella, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Sister Dorothy Kinsella who died on September 14, 2015, around 3:23 p.m. Our prayers and sympathy to her classmates Sisters Janet Tucci, Margaret Krieger, Joan Clare Wisner, Phyllis Pitz, Lauren Wiegman and Albert Marie Papesh and to Sister Dorothy’s family and friends. Sister […]

Sisters featured in Christ is our Hope Magazine

In their lifetime, the Joliet Franciscan Sisters witnessed the Wright Brothers take flight in Kitty Hawk, Charles Lindbergh cross the Atlantic, and Neil Armstrong become the first person to walk on the moon. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, laying the groundwork for the ability to communicate with people around the universe in more ways […]

Congratulations to New Regional Council in Brazil

This is a historical moment in our Congregation! On September 6, 2015, the first all Brazilian council was elected. The Regional Council consists of a Regional Coordinator and 2 councilors. Sister Jeronima Marques da Costa was elected Regional Coordinator and Sister Neli Vieira dos Santos and Rita Cristina Lima dos Santos were elected councilors. Right […]

Remembering Sister Julie Ann Borer, OSF

After a lifetime of beginning her day in the wee hours of the morning, long before those for whom she cared were up and moving, it came as no surprise that our Sister, Julie Ann, should respond to God’s eternal call at 3:30 a.m. And so it was that on August 12, 2015, the anniversary […]

Sisters Celebrate 150th Anniversary with Special Mass at Cathedral

It was truly a beautiful August day. With clergy, family members, friends and Associates, the Joliet Franciscan Sisters celebrated a day that was 150 years in the making. Gathering at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet, 120 Sisters processed down the aisle to the hymn “All Creatures of Our God and King” and took […]

August 1, 2015, Memorial Service

The afternoon of Saturday, August 1, found Sisters, Associates, former members and friends gathered at Our Lady of Angels Chapel to remember and celebrate the lives of the 900+ deceased Sisters and Associates. This event was part of the 150th anniversary celebration. During the service, candles were lit by several Sisters and Associates. After every […]

Sisters to be Inducted into Project Pride Hall of Fame

On November 10, 2015, at the annual Joliet/Will County Project Pride dinner, the Joliet Franciscan Sisters will be inducted into the Hall of Pride. The Sisters, celebrating the 150th anniversary of their founding in 1865, are being honored for their years serving in education and community service. This is the 30th anniversary of Joliet/Will County […]