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As the 2010 jubilee celebration wraps up, the Sisters of St. Joseph honored two of their members Sunday, in recognition of their anniversaries in the religious community.
Sister Leo Frances Winbinger, originally of Cuba, Kan., celebrated her 60th anniversary as a Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia. Sister Viatora Solbach, originally of Clifton, Kan., celebrated her 70th jubilee.
Another 15 sisters celebrating jubilees this year were honored in a special Mass and program at the Nazareth Motherhouse two weeks ago. The 18th jubilarian for 2010 is a sister serving in Teresina, Brazil, and is celebrating with her mission sisters there.
For more on the celebration at the Motherhouse June 5, CLICK HERE.
For Sunday’s celebration at Mount Joseph Senior Village in Concordia, sisters, family and friends proved a standing-room-only crowd in the small chapel. A short and simple ceremony with prayer and song paid tribute to the service Sister Leo Frances and Viatora have given God and the dear neighbor over the years.
After the ceremony, participants gathered for cake and coffee, as well as catching up and taking pictures.
To read the reflection given at the ceremony by Sister Marcia Allen, CLICK HERE.