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Jubilarians 2020

Spotlight on Consecrated Life and Jubilarians for Religious and Priests, Brothers and Sisters

Last October, the Diocese of Joliet held a Mass that celebrated consecrated life and jubilee for religious and priests, brothers and sisters living and serving in the diocese. To watch the Mass, you can click here:

Here’s what the Vision Vocation Guide wrote about consecrated life:

“Since the call of the first disciples, some followers of Jesus have sought a different way to live their faith. In the early church, groups of widows gathered to dedicate themselves to prayer and good works. Others craved solitary prayer, so they fled to the desert to commune with God and guide others in the pursuit of holiness. Monasteries, cloisters, and religious houses eventually came into being, and religious life as we know it began to take shape. Consecrated life—in its diverse expressions around the globe—is a gift to the church and world. Its prayer lifts the entire church. Likewise, good works and the pursuit of justice shape society to more closely resemble the reign of God. A life of chastity, poverty, and obedience gives powerful witness to faith in Jesus without a word being uttered. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, religious communities of men and women rise up, serve a purpose, thrive, and live on or come to an end. This ebb and flow has occurred for 2,000 years and will continue for millennia to come as new members around the world take vows and join their lives to communities to live out the gospel in radical ways.”

To see photos of the jubilarians, click below to see the image gallery:

To see what some of the jubilarians had to share about their lives and ministries, click on the following links:

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Sr. Anna Clare Meyer OSF
Sr. innocence Mills OSF
Sr. Felicity Gaffney OSF
Sr. Rita Schmitz OSF
Sr. Loretta Finn SSCM
Sr. Jeremy VandenBergh SSND
Abbot Dismas Kalcic OSB
Sr. Lois Jean Jensik OSB
Sr. Alice Reckamp OSF
Sr. Julie Walsh OSF
Sr. Lourdes Boyer OSF
Rev. Donald Buggert O Carm
Sr. Mary Carr OP
Sr. Mary Ann Clark OSF
Sr. Victoria di Brizzi SH
Sr. Sean Fox OSM
Br. James Gaffney FSC
Sr. Margaret Grempka OSF
Sr. Mary Beth Glueckenstein OSF
Rev. Anthony Jacob OBS
Sr. Leomarie Luecke OSF
Sr. Mary Ellen McAleese OSF
Sr. Elaine Murphy OSF
Sr. Nadine Overbeck OSF
Sr. Marlene Panko SSND
Rev. John Peeters CSV
Sr. Jeanette Pierce OSF
Sr. M. Ann Barbara Plavac SSFCR
Sr. Geraldine Podobnik OSF
Sr. Clarita Schumacher OSF
Sr. Rita Vahling OSF
Rev. Joseph Chang OSB
Sr. Margaret Ann Spagnola OSM
Sr. Marianne Talian OSM
Rev. Julian von Duerbeck, OSB
Sr. Mary Jane Griffin OSF
Sr. Sharon Frederick
Sr. Alicja Jaszcak
Sr. Malgorzata Leszczynska MChR