Women religious who are celebrating significant anniversaries this year pose outside of the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary during a celebration of consecrated life on Oct. 19 at the center.
With them are Archbishop Henry J. Mansell, principal celebrant of the Mass; Father John S. Golas, vicar for religious; and Sister Mariette Moan of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, director of the archdiocesan Office for Religious, in front row at right.
A buffet reception followed.
The jubilarians are Sister Petrina Mazzola of the Religious Teachers Filippini, 75 years; Sister Marie Gertrude Laliberté of the Daughters of Wisdom, 65 years; Sister of Mercy Dolores J. Beshara, Sister Dorothy Connelly of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Sister Gertrude Marie McConnell of the Little Sisters of the Poor; Sister Mary Clare Milewski of the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Felician Sister Mary Stella Motyl, and Congregation de Notre Dame Sisters Jewel Renna and Eleanor Verrastro, 60 years. Also, Sisters of Mercy Ann O’Neill and Marie Christel Scholl, 55 years; Sisters Patricia Cigrand and Paula Marie Pitruzzello of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sister Mary Friel of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and Felician Sister Joanne Marian Kaminski, 50 years. (Photo by Karen O. Bray)