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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 2, 2008 Issue 

Diocese honors 57 women

Annual Sisters Jubilee Mass set for May 4 at Green Bay cathedral

S p e c i a l   S e c t i o n:
Sisters' Jubilees 2008
Honoring sisters celebrating
25, 50, 60, 70 and 75-year anniversaries
Adults learn about faith differently today
    From catechisms to Bible study, today's
    Catholics take ownership of faith

Only in the Print Edition ...
Articles found only in the 16-page special section of the May 2, 2008 Compass print edition:

• Serving where needed most; Two sisters from opposite ends of globe find ministry at social service site in Oshkosh

• Jubilarian reflects on Holy Spirit's work in her vocation

• Educators keep right on teaching for 70 years; Bay Settlement Franciscans both help at Green Bay's Literacy Council

• Still 'trying to figure out' the secret of retirement; Golden jubilarian has tackled education in many forms

• Manitowoc sister's Chicago outreach saves lives; Sr. Sara Hale went to Chicago to study, learned to reach out

• Nursing sisters have served in many roles; Three women share dreams of helping
the sick

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By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor

Teachers, nurses, pastoral leaders, musicians, caregivers and pray-ers.

This year, the Diocese of Green Bay honors 57 women religious at the annual Sisters Jubilee Mass on May 4. The theme for this year is "Your love, a precious gift in the hearts of the faithful."

The annual Mass, celebrated at 2 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, honors women religious who work in the diocese, or who are members of the religious orders based in the diocese. Bishop Robert Morneau will be the celebrant and the jubilarians will take part in the ministry of the Mass. A reception will follow.

"As a Franciscan, my love of family, community and ministry are evident in all I do and am," said Sr. Ann Cravillion, a 50th jubilarian, in reflecting on the jubilee event.

Fellow golden jubilarian Sr. Jolynn Kohlbeck, spoke for many of the sisters about the religious life when she said, "I would hope that a spirit of dedication to a way of life is a symbol and an example to the church."

And Sr. Loyola Romey, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity for 75 years, reflected on the future when she said, "My spirit lives on in the Green Bay Diocese through the apostolate of prayer in which I am presently occupied."

Below are names of the jubilarians and the addresses of their community houses. The sisters would love to hear from the people whose lives they have touched, who have been graced by their ministries.

Addresses of sisters'
community houses:
A New Genesis Sisters
c/o Diocese of Green Bay
PO Box 23825
Green Bay WI  54305

Web site:
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
Holy Family Convent
2409 S. Alverno Road
Manitowoc WI  54220

Web site:
Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross
St. Francis Convent
3110 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay WI  54311

Web site:
Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother
Franciscan Courts
2185 Abbey Ave.
Oshkosh WI  54904

Web site:
Handmaids of the Divine Redeemer
Fr. Carr's Place 2B
1965 Oshkosh Ave.
Oshkosh WI  54902
Racine Dominican Sisters
Siena Center
5635 Erie St.
Racine WI  53402

Web site:
Sisters of St. Joseph - Third Order of St. Francis
St. Joseph Motherhouse
1300 Maria Dr.
Stevens Point WI  54481

Web site:
Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph
Langlade Memorial Hospital
112 East Fifth Ave.
Antigo WI  54409

Web site:

Names of sisters
celebrating Jubilees in 2008:

25 Years

Sister Angela Dassinor
Sister Mary Frances Maher

50 Years

Sister Yvonne Arnoldi
Sister Thereselle Arruda
Sister Helen Marie Brand
Sister M. Miranda Brazda
Sister Ann Cravillion
Sister Suzanne Dietz
Sister Diane Marie Duprey
Sister Andrene Flasch
Sister M. Gertraud Gebhard
Sister Carmelyn Gentrup
Sister Mary Bride Grubbs
Sister Sara Hale
Sister M. Sharee Hurtgen
Sister M. Ignatia Kirsch
Sister Maria Kirsch
Sister Jolynn Kohlbeck
Sister Verone Leeman
Sister David Marie Long
Sister Mary Helen Malolepsy
Sister M. Ehrentrudis Pickl
Sister Mary Beth Prinz
Sister M. Theolinda Russell
Sister M. Hildeburga Schmidt
Sister M. Edgara Schmitt
Sister Adrianna Schouten
Sister Ritarose Stahl
Sister Judanne Stratman
Sister Marie Voborny
Sister Margaret Ann Wallander

60 Years

Sister Patricia Louise Belongia
Sister M. Clarissa Bierschneider
Sister Dolores Demulling
Sister Mary Golden
Sister Dolores Goudreau
Sister Donna Marie Kessler
Sister Marie Therese Kintziger
Sister Rosalie Marcouiller
Sister Doris Mertens
Sister Roselyn Marie Nichols
Sister M. Norbertina Nutz
Sister Corita Ortiz
Sister M. Basilia Ott
Sister M. Joan Phillips
Sister M. Luciana Schleer
Sister M. Romana Schmidt
Sister Hildegardis Sippl
Sister Mary Lu Slowey
Sister Bridget Stumpf
Sister Mary Paul Thetreau

70 Years

Sister Jeanne Jarvis
Sister M. Lucilda Kraus
Sister Carlotta Ullmer

75 Years

Sister Marilyn Kloiber
Sister Loyola Romey
Sister Leovigild Spenner

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