17 Sisters of Notre Dame … 955 years of service to God’s people … one    tremendous celebration of God’s faithful love and our Sisters’ faith-filled response! If anyone would ask me what is my favorite day in community life, I would have to say it is definitely community jubilee day. Generosity abounds in the preparations. Joy is contagious; laughter echoes everywhere. It’s a day to give thanks for the gift of one another in our community. When I was a young Sister, I was awed by the many years my Sisters had spent in serving God. I wondered if I would ever arrive at such a day. Now that I’m years beyond my silver jubilee, I am even more awed by God’s faithful love. When we renew our vows, we trust in Our Lady’s help and the prayers and support of our Sisters to sustain us. Today we celebrate that gift in 17 wonderful women of God. Thank you, Sisters, for blessing us with your lives! Bring on the celebration!

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  1. Jeff Dobyns on July 7, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Congratulations to the Sisters celebrating their jubilee this year. Who are the jubilarians (sp?) this year?

  2. Sr. Marilyn Marie on July 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Jeff, the jubilarians are Sister Mary Immaculee Heinl (70); Sister Bernadette Mary Schafer (65); Sister Mary Leo Furlong (65); Sister Mary Corese Floyd (60); Sister Mary Rosalee Halm (60); Sister Mary Christelle Roesner (60); Sister Kathleen Mary Longeway (60); Sister Mary Margaret Foos (50); Sister Fredricka Marie Kollsmith (50); Sister Mary Rebeca Moser (50); Sister Mary Elayne Bockey (50); Sister Myriam Powell (50); Sister Mary del Ray Bogner (50); Sister Mary Nadine Mathias (50); Sister Jan Marie Lonsway (50); Sister Joyce Marie Bates (40).

    • Jeff Dobyns on July 8, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Congratulations to all, especially my former teachers, Sr. M. Immaculee, Sr. Bernadette Mary, and Sr. Jan Marie.

  3. Sr. Marilyn Marie on July 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Truly, jubilee day is like no other! We are so blessed by our faithful God and the faithful, loving lives of our Sisters!

  4. Denny on July 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you Sr. Susan. From our family: Thank you Sisters of ND for your dedicated years of service to god’s people here in the Diocese of Toledo.

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