Entries by Lucy Sanchez

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 […]

Sister Deborah Gaughan Renews her Vows

On July 20, 2015, Sister Deborah Gaughan renewed her temporary vows at Our Lady of Angels Chapel in the presence of her Sisters, family and friends. Sister Deborah promised to live her life in poverty, chastity and obedience in accordance to the Constitutions of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate. The only difference […]

Franciscan Federation honors Sister Marianne Saieg

The Franciscan Federation honored Sister Marianne Saieg at the Annual Federation Conference on June 19-22 in Indianapolis. In nominating Sister Marianne, the Congregation stated the following: “Sister Marianne Saieg reflects the beauty and goodness of God through her artistic expression. She sees and expresses Earth’s mystery and beauty in every medium in which she works: […]

Remembering Sister Marilyn Jean Franze, OSF

On Sunday morning, June 21, 2015, our sister, Marilyn, was enfolded by the radiant beauty of sunlight filtering through the window of her bedroom window. The stormy night of teeming rain, rolling thunder and crackling lightening had given way to an atmosphere of peace and calm. Her breathing slowed as did the beating of her […]