610 combined years as a Poor Handmaid

Monday, 15 July 2013


On Saturday July 6, ten of our Jubilarians celebrated 610 years as Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ! Typical of many PHJC gatherings, the celebration started with prayer and renewal of vows at Mass and continued with a festive meal and gathering in Cana Hall in the Motherhouse. Later in the evening, the celebration ended with an ice cream social and a presentation on the lives of jubilarians.

 

Sr. Jeanne Koehler, a 75-year Jubilarian, and Sr.Marlene Ann Lama wave to the Sisters at Catherine Kasper Home who were watching via closed circuit TV. Sisters Coletta Wrasman, Annemarie Kampwerth and Virginia Kampwerth, 50-year jubilarians, sing a song they learned as novices.

Sisters Inez Wilmering and Julienne Smith, with a combined 140 years as Poor Handmaids,  thank the Sisters for celebrating with them and making this a memorable day. Sisters Patricia Belting and Magdala Oswald enjoyed the noise makers that helped celebrate this special occasion.

 

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