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2010 CSJ Jubilarians Celebrate Special Day!
On Saturday, March 13, thirty six (36) Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet marked 75, 70, 60, and 50 years of religious life at a liturgical and community celebration at Saint Joseph's Provincial House in Latham, New York. (A name in brackets indicates a Sister’s former name.)
Marking their 75th anniversary are: Sister Jane Burns, Sister Rose Margaret Noonan, Sister Catherine Bede Rupprecht and Sister Rose Lea Wirth.
Marking their 70th anniversary are: Sister Alice Roberta Benzing, Sister Mary Carolyn Bishop, Sister Mary Mahar and Sister Mary Laurentia Ryan.
Marking their 60th anniversary are: Sister Christine Maria Barton, Sister Mary Ruth Beale, Sister Julie M. Eigo (Sister John Anne), Sister Mary Brendan Gilleran, Sister Rosemary Hock (Sister Mary Ambrose), Sister Mary Denise Linehan (Sister Mary Denis), Sister John Marion Looby, Sister Genevieve Therese Murphy, Sister Maria Charles Norton, Sister Joseph Mary O'Hagan, Sister Rose Irene Parkhurst (Sister Cecil Ann), Sister Kathleen Vail (Sister Kathleen Thomas), Sister Claire Weber (Sister Margaret Claire).
Marking their 50th anniversary are: Sister Marianne Baehr (Sister Rosemary), Sister Patricia Cairns (Sister Mary Aquin), Sister Marlene Therese Castle (Sister Therese Francis), Sister Patricia Conron (Sister Samuel Xavier), Sister Elizabeth Cruger (Sister Elizabeth William), Sister Rita Jean DuBrey (Sister Valerie John), Sister Katharine Anne Earley (Sister Agnes Edward), Sister Judith Howley (Sister Mary Lawrence), Sister Helen Leclerc, Sister Judith Anne Markert (Sister John Patrice), Sister Constance Mary Messitt (Sister Lawrence Elise), Sister Nora Ann Murtagh, Sister Elizabeth Michele Newell, Sister Maddie Pallotta (Sister Maria Andre), Sister Carol Ann Peston (Sister Francine Patrice).
The jubilarians share 2,110 years of service as Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
At the Jubilee Mass, Sister Rose Margaret Noonan, a 75th jubilarian at age 92, gave reflections and focused on the Scriptural readings for the celebration as well as on our heritage as women willing to respond to God’s call wholeheartedly and to risk all to make God’s world a better place. The jubilarians prayed and sang a litany, honoring the 39 deceased members of this year’s jubilee classes.
Following the Mass of Thanksgiving, the jubilarians joined the approximately 300 sisters and associates present for a delicious dinner.
Click HERE to view a slide show of the day’s celebration!
Click HERE to read Sister Patricia Cairns' reflections!
Sisters Mary Mahar (60th) and Elizabeth Cruger (50th)