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June 17, 2019 by  

The symbol of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia is made up of three elements. What are they?







Monday, June 17, 2019

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It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes
And pleasant scents the noses.


—   Nathaniel Parker Willis

Thursday, June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019 by  

Sunset on the prairie!  It was haunting, unearthly, lovely.

– Marian Sloan Russell, “Land of Enchantment”

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019 by  

WE HONOR OUR JUBILARIANS TODAY

SISTERS JULIE GALAN, HELEN MICK, MARGARET SCHRECK, MARY FRAN SIMONS, JANET LeDUC and SUSAN STOEBER

 

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel

Jubilarians celebrate 1,250 years of love and service to God and the dear neighbor

June 10, 2019 by  

About 300 sisters, family and friends of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia gathered at the Nazareth Motherhouse on Sunday morning, June 9, to celebrate the Jubilee anniversaries of 20 sisters — together representing 1,250 years of love and service to God and the dear neighbor.

The annual celebration recognizes sisters who are marking milestone anniversaries of the date they were received as novices into the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia. Since the special day comes at the end of the congregation’s annual June Assembly, almost all of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia were able to be present.

The theme of the celebration was “Weavers of the Spirit of Love.”

The celebration began with Mass in the Sacred Heart Chapel inside the Motherhouse at 10:30 a.m. Fathers Jim Dallen and Kerry Ninemire were the celebrants.

Sister Marilyn Wall welcomed the Jubilarians and crowd.

“Welcome to this day of gratitude and celebration,” Sister Marilyn said. “Many of you who are our guests today were also guests when these Jubilarians entered the novitiate.”

Sister Mary Jo Thummel led the Jubilarians in a renewal of their vows.

“O my God, I renew my vow of fidelity. My vows of obedience, chastity and poverty, hoping with Your divine grace to observe them faithfully all my life.”

They each were presented with gifts from the Community.

“You have truly been weavers of the Spirit of God,” Sister Marilyn said. “And the tapestry you have woven is magnificent.”

Following Mass, the sisters and their guests enjoyed a festive lunch provided by Larry Metro, food service manager, and his staff.

After lunch, a presentation to honor the Jubilarians began at 1:30 p.m. in the Nazareth Motherhouse auditorium. The room was packed with overflow seating, even up on the stage, to accommodate the large crowd of sisters and well-wishers.

Sister Denise Schmitz was the emcee for the occasion, with music provided by Sisters Regina Ann Brummel and Dian Hall. Sister Jodi Creten wrote a poem to celebrate the Jubilarians.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

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What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.


— Gertrude Jekyll

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