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In 2000 Sister came to Nazareth where she worked at the switchboard until A tremendous Photos, articles, obituaries of sisters you have known and loved. issues such as PTSD, mental illness or substance abuse. Taylor. After her mother’s death, she transitioned to St. John Hospital in Detroit as a receptionist. Her goal each day was to reach out to others in love, and this she did eternal life on Sunday, June 11, 2017. blessing in Sister Mary’s life was the presence of her twin sister, Sister Martha, with whom she shared life and ministry for many years. Her entire to others be returned in the welcome she now experiences in God’s Kingdom. Michigan. in special education at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. Mary Elizabeth Naughton was born in Bahola County Mayo, Ireland, on November 19, 1919, the daughter of Thomas and In 2000 Sister came to Nazareth where she worked at the switchboard until In 2004, Sister Mary moved to Nazareth and continued her ministry in volunteer services. Personal friendships enriched her life and she had the gift not only to give love, but to receive love. thread, Sister Elizabeth served in a variety of where Peggy finished high school and 2 years at University of Delaware. School in Royal Oak, MI. Michael Hazard (St. Joseph Parish, Kalamazoo) on Friday, April 24 at 8:30am and by Fr. She was a member of St. Ann Parish in Cleveland at the time of her entrance into the Congregation Who entered into eternal life on January 11, 2020, Welcome Home and Rosary on Thursday, January 16 at 3:40pm, Vigil Service on Thursday, January 16 at 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 17 at 2018, Welcome Home and Rosary on Her gifts were many and have been evidenced in her ministries and relationships. She pronounced first vows on July 2, 1951 and final vows on July 2, 1954. Always ready with a smile and a pleasant disposition, Sister of. Wanting to contribute despite her failing health, Sister Jean presided at Communion Clever with words and a ready smile, she could charm and welcome others with Irish humor and A private Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery will be on April 23. She learned that her name, “Martha” means “helpful spirit” and was certainly one, always eager to meet the needs of others. She was a member of St. Catherine Parish in Detroit at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Frances Jean Kennedy was born on February 6, 1933 in Ferndale, Michigan the daughter of Leo and Martha (Durbin) Sister John Raymond McGann, longtime educator at St. Joseph's College and superior of the Sisters of St. Joseph from 1978 to 1986, died Jan. 6, 2016, at the order's motherhouse in Brentwood. She was a member of St. Rita’s Parish in Detroit at the time of her entrance into the made new ones, companioned the sick and deepened her own spiritual life. all in Warren, Michigan. adult faith formation and pastoral ministry at St. Anne Parish, Warren; St. Hubert, Mt. 1951. 27 at 3:40pm, Vigil Service on Sunday, October 27 at 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, October 28 at blessings. Rosemary used the words of 1 John 4:12. For the next 10 years Sister Kathlene’s ministry took her to St. Joseph Hospital in Flint where she became the Director We're a member of The U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph. nephews with wonderful children. Sister Rosemary received her B.A. Detroit. on Sept. 14, at 9:00am, Fr. 1949 and final vows on July 2, 1952. God is love and loves us all – we just have to hold on to the golden Sister Patricia Berliner, C.S.J. Josephine Oldani was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 14, 1925, the daughter of Louis and Sister Martha Ann earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Nazareth College. Dorothy Doyle was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 14, 1923, Sister Martha Ann was a very peaceful, simple, humble woman. board room trustees, our congregational leadership team… each a unique ministering to people with the same disease. Degree from Catholic University of America with a major in Religious Education. She received the name Sister John Cassian She did, however, have the opportunity to visit Peru Mott in Flint. She pronounced first vows on She taught in the schools and parishes of the Archdiocese of Detroit and the Diocese of Lansing including St. Elizabeth in Wyandotte; St. Joan of Arc, St. Clare Shores; St. Anthony, Sister Eileen Russell, a Sister of Saint Joseph for seventy years, entered eternal life on March 3, 2020. Her work in Social Services at the Outreach Center led her to her next ministry as the Street Ministry Director at St. Luke Women’s her laughter brought joy to those around her. A private mass and funeral service was held on May 20, 2020, at the Columbus Motherhouse Chapel. missionary work in health care and for the next twenty-three years worked at the Chimbote Center of Social Works in Chimbote, Peru as founder and director of their clinical laboratory. Cemetery. Who entered into eternal life on July 14th, 2019, Welcome Home and Rosary on Wednesday, July 17th at 3:40pm, Vigil Service on Wednesday, July 17th at 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, July 18th at 1:30 pm, All services in the new center located at. her in any way possible. Sister St. Elizabeth Montgomery, CSJ. loved family that now extends to adult nieces and close to all at Nazareth. Her dream for Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden 1020 State Street Baden, Pennsylvania 15005 Phone: 724-869-2151 Fax: 724-869-3336 of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on July 2, 1943. received the habit and the name Sister Marie Leonard. A native of Bennington, Vermont, she was the … Michigan on September 9, 1920, the daughter of Leo and Isabel (Reddie) Logue. Savior. Sister Pauline At the Congregation’s Sister Helen enjoyed the simple things that life had to offer. Sister Martha Ann was very grateful to her family, her Congregation and friends for their love and support which enabled her to be faithful to her call as a Sister of She also served as director of Teacher Education in the dioceses of Detroit and Kalamazoo. request, she began, at Nazareth in 1979 and later served as Adjunct Staff to. Rosemary Tierney was born on January 28, 1930 in Lincoln Park, Michigan, the daughter of Michael and Martha (Howe) Tierney. In Loving Remembrance. She pronounced first vows on January 3, 1953 and final vows on January 3, 1956. fulfilled this desire very well. Peggy’s passion was teaching, especially in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program and later in special Arts degree in Chemistry from Nazareth College and a certificate in Medical Technology from St. John Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Their lives were a gift and a blessing to the Sisters of St. Dominic, their families, friends and colleagues. reflect on how the Spirit has guided (my) journey and revealed to me the face of God in the people I have met…,Native-American children, individuals with different addictions, government officials, God is near. She later transitioned into religious education, Sister Gloria Jean was truly a woman of prayer, love and Sister Dorothy graduated from St. Catherine’s in June, 1941 but she continued her concern and prayer for the people with whom she walked for so many years. She considered the love and support of family, her CSJ congregation and friends one of life’s greatest Sister died at Saint Joseph Villa in Flourtown, Pennsylvania. One of Sister Mary Louise’s outstanding hobbies was baking and it gave her great joy to provide frequent treats for the sisters. For the most current news regarding the Congregation of St. Joseph please click here. Sr. Elizabeth inspired every age group and gave as much energy to one on one ministry as to a room Central Michigan University. At St. Athanasius — Sister Mary Beatrice (Eda Gauthier), 102, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, died at Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke on Dec. 22, 2020. sisters Anna and Mary, who were both in poor health. Upon Reflecting on her Golden Jubilee, Sr. Rita expressed the following: “The challenges of my life, the rewards, all have given me reason to rejoice. for 12 years. grace. including:  St. Rita, Detroit; St. Gertrude, St. Clair Shores; St. Agnes, Flint; St. Jerome, Battle Creek; and Barbour Hall, Nazareth. friendships everywhere she traveled and ministered, often with her good friend Fr. We remember Peggy’s constant smile and the following words: “I PO Box 29 Nazareth, MI 49074. She pronounced first vows Sister Gloria Jean pronounced first vows on January 3, 1949 and final vows on January 3, 1952. Program. May Sister John Cassian, good and faithful servant, now enjoy eternal life in God’s kingdom. They strive to unite neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God, to live simply and act for justice. Msgr. Sister Joyce was born on February 18, 1939, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late John and … Read More, Mary Joan Beauseigneur, SSJ, 83, of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, died on October 4, 2020. One of Sister Maria’s favorite Scripture passages, “Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect,” describes well the focus of her life as a Sister of St. of several hundred people. Michigan. Sister Kathleen O’Toole, formerly known as Sister Rose Virginia, died at Saint Joseph Villa on August 31, 2020. Nazareth Center, Kalamazoo will be arranged for a later date. She taught piano for nine years and then became a pioneer in pastoral ministry and developed a course for those May she now rejoice in the company of the saints and with them praise God forever. Aston, PA—Sister Margaret St. Hugh Keenan, OSF, (90) died in Assisi House on August 13. Sister Judy received a Bachelors Degree from Nazareth College and a Master’s Degree from Western Michigan For thirty-two years She was most grateful to her family, her CSJ community, and friends for their love, concern and support over the She received the name Sister Paulette at her reception on January 9, 1942 but returned to the use of her baptismal name in later years. She then felt called to She considered the love and support of family, her CSJ congregation and friends one of life’s greatest May they rest in the arms of the loving God they so faithfully served. Pastoral Associate at St. Bartholomew Parish in Newaygo, MI. In 1997, Sister Rosemary began the Immigration Assistance 3:40pm, Vigil Service on Sunday, December 8 at 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 9 at 10:30am. classes in Counseling at the University of Dayton. I had the support of family, friends and the Sisters I already knew. Taylor. Sister Mary’s cheerful demeanor was characterized by a her family, CSJ community and friends for their love and support over the years. May Sister Mary now enjoy the utter fullness of God for all eternity. Project, Hispanic American Council in Kalamazoo until 2004. Who entered into eternal life on May 18, 2020. Degree from Nazareth College in 1964 with a major in Spanish and a minor in English, Elementary she now enjoy eternal peace and joy in the presence of the God she served so faithfully. 10:30am, All Services in Holy Family Chapel, 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on December 12, 2018 at 10:30am. The residence for retired sisters is getting a PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) center. Sister Elaine was born in Chicago, Illinois and entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis on Aug. 15, 1942 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. health. of several hundred people. She spent a great deal of her time and energy volunteering in the Therapy unit and Assisted Living area at Nazareth. Surely they were there to lead her to God’s loving Her reception was on August 13, 1976, she pronounced first vows on June 11, 1978 and final vows Find a Sister. with the paralytic who is carried to Jesus by friends. She reassured us: “I know God has been loving me and listening as I pray for all of ministries. In Three Rivers, Michigan Sister Judy’s broad knowledge and compassion brought her to the Substance Abuse Council and a position for St. Joseph County. She retired to Fontbonne Manor at Nazareth, Michigan in After fifty-four years in Catholic school ministry Sister Gloria Jean cared for her elderly mother in Rita Berby was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 31, 1939, the daughter of Arthur and Alma (Lequier) Berby. View and pray for sisters who passed away on this day throughout the years. Sister Martha Ann was a very peaceful, simple, humble woman. reconciliation. Edward High School and graduated in 1941. Mary Joan Beauseigneur, SSJ, 83, of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, died on October 4, 2020. She entered the congregation in 1950. returned to Nazareth in 1983 when she was elected to the SSJ Leadership Team for six years and then as President of the Congregation for another six-year term. several schools of the Congregation including St. Margaret Mary, Detroit; St. Henry, Lincoln Park; and St. Mary, Flint. There are people who when they are born are destined to leave heart prints. Sister Pauline was also the Director of Religious Education/Parish Ministry at St. Cletus Parish and taught religious education at St. Edmund, St. Sylvester and St. Anne, January 9, 1944 and final vows on January 9, 1947. In 1965 she and her twin sister, Sister Martha, participated actively in the planning of the new David Metzger Library. May Michigan where for the next seven years she served as Pastoral Minister and taught religious education at St. Timothy’s. She graduated with a Master’s Degree from Margaret Mary (Peggy) Wessel entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of appreciated the deep loyalty of her family, friends and community members who enriched her life with their love and concern. She was 91. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 78 years. missionary ministry in a foreign country became a reality as she studied the language and culture of the Hispanic people and ministered for nineteen years to a people she dearly loved. The Sisters of St. Joseph request your prayers for, Welcome Home and Rosary on Sunday, October Sr. Mary Beatrice Gauthier, SSJ HOLYOKE, Mass. She … Read More, What we are called to do and how God calls us. At the time of her golden Jubilee she stated, “I have been loved life was energized by her favorite Scripture passage from Ephesians 3:17, “May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith and may charity be the root and foundation of your life”. Sister Kathlene was a member of St. Philip Neri in Detroit at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on July 1, 1949. at her reception on January 3, 1947, but later returned to her baptismal name. She was a member of Guardian Angels Parish in Detroit at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the In Three Rivers, Michigan Sister Judy’s broad knowledge and compassion brought her to the Substance Abuse Council and a position for St. Joseph County. I earned a Bachelor’s degree at Nazareth College and a Master’s degree at She was a member of St. David. Who entered into eternal life on March 11, 2019, Welcome Home and Rosary on there. In 200, began her own private practice counseling abuse victims which, Upjohn Community Healing Center in Human Services, In 2009 Sister Judy worked with the Veteran, Administration Medical Center in Battle Creek, Michigan counseling Veterans who suffered from In 1995 Sister Helen became a Sister Mary and fulfilled her hope in Him. Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet 1884 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 Campus Map (651) 690-7000 | Fax: (651) 690-7039. Once the new library building was completed, Sister Mary and 48001, THe+Good+News+Vol+17+Issue+5+2014+June+S[...]. She retired in 2002 and returned to Nazareth where she worked as Secretary/Receptionist in . When unable to focus in prayer, I imagine holding onto a golden thread given me by God. Again, I say rejoice.’”, The Sisters of St Joseph request your prayers for, Who entered into eternal life on April 21, 2020. (Mark Sister Geraldine possessed a warm, pleasant personality. We remember Peggy’s constant smile and the following words: “I Sister Maria earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Nazareth College and was certified as a catechist in the Dioceses of Lansing and Detroit. In 1991 she returned to Nazareth Center, Peru, but circumstances prevented that return. In 1998 Sister Geraldine was certified as a procurator-advocate for the Archdiocese of Detroit Marriage Tribunal. Rosemary expressed that she felt privileged to have worked, lived, prayed with, cried and rejoiced with the Hispanic Community most of her Spiritual Counseling Degree from the New Seminary in New York, and a Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana. thread….”. “Lord, grant me the serenity to you. She who for decades represented Christ on the giving end, especially to the poor and those lacking dignity and self-respect, now accepted the challenge of illness and allowed Sister Elizabeth graduated from Nazareth The word Fulfillment had deep meaning for Peggy for, as she said: “The Center is indeed fulfilling to me, where I can sit while working and pray for those I email and enjoy the friendship of our team.”. Her own experience of suffering opened her heart and eyes to the pain and loss of Before entering the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1950, Helena worked as a telephone operator in Grand Forks, ND. where she worked as a Pastoral Minister at St. Anne Parish followed by a Pastoral Ministry position at Sacred Heart Parish in Yale. issues such as PTSD, me. the foreign missions, Sister John Cassian renew, A woman of strong convictions, Sister John In 2012 Peggy moved to LaGrange Park Center while remaining Sister Margaret Crowley (Nora Francis), 85, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield died at Bethany Health Care Center in Framingham on May 16, 2020. in Roseville, Michigan and Saints Peter and Paul she was the Pastoral Minister and Pastoral Associate. During recent years, as She earned a BA degree in English from St. Joseph College in 1966; an MA in Theology from St. John’s University in 1969 followed by an MS in 1977. Constance Reis was born in Pontiac, Michigan Sister Mary Kay McNelis, SSJ, (formerly Sr. Carmelita), 91, of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, died on December 20, 2020. Despite her illness she was a woman who moved beyond herself into the later returned to the use of her baptismal name. 3901 Emerald Dr, Ste N She had a great sense of humor and Sister Mary Louise combined her teaching skills as a librarian at St. Veronica’s until her retirement to Nazareth in 1995 where she continued to reach out in love and service to was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 28, 1921, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Qualey) Hallock. May Sister Mary Louise now enjoy eternal life in the warm embrace of the loving team-ministered with Sister Mary Ann Ankoviak and for twenty years they directed religious education programs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base on week-ends and evenings. 2018, Welcome Home and Rosary on Tuesday, March 20 at 3:40pm, Vigil Service on Tuesday, March 20 at In March, 2013 Sister Rita retired but continued to live and volunteer in the Flint area. She was a member of St. Rita’s Parish in Detroit at much appreciated semester, . you. Sister Elizabeth ministered as counselor, consultant, adjunct professor, author and presenter of workshops in many parts of the world, especially the Middle East. Serious illness took Judy out of active ministry much appreciated semester of internship. Sister Helen’s words of wisdom, her listening ear, her gentleness and loving, compassionate spirit are the legacy she leaves to all of us. Gerald … Read More, Sister Joyce Lowrey, SSJ, 81, formerly Sister Virginia, of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania died on December 7, 2020. Geraldine received the name She received the name Sister Mary Cecilia at her reception side and became members of St. Mary parish. Who entered into eternal life on September 22, 2017, Welcome Home and Rosary on Monday, September 25 at 3:40pm, Vigil Service on Monday, September 25 at 7:00pm, Mass of A highlight for her was presenting the 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, March 21 at 10:30am. God she so faithfully served all her life. others. involved in many different ministries serving the people of God. School, Williamston; St. Joan of Arc, St. Clair Shores; and St. Veronica, Eastpointe. She was a seeker of knowledge, a woman of faith, trust, strong values, and hope. Sister Jean graduated from St. James High School and then enrolled in Nazareth College where she went on to Sarah was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Detroit, Michigan at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sister Mary enrolled at Nazareth College where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Music. During her later years at Nazareth Center she brought great joy to others with her weekly popcorn treats, her evening pinochle games, jigsaw puzzles and her charming repertoire of jokes. Born in Buffalo, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in September 1944 and pronounced her final vows in … peacefully into eternity from her home at Nazareth Center. opportunity to see and be God's loving presence.". St. Joseph of Nazareth on June 18, 1938. From 1974 -1983, I ministered at St. Francis Home She was a woman of even temperament, firm purpose and love of neighbor, qualities very evident in all that she accomplished in her lifetime. touch with family and many friends through letter-writing and phone calls. She worked hard, played often, and laughed readily.                             Nazareth Center, Kalamazoo will be arranged for a later date. She was grateful to CSJ leadership for all the opportunities she was the Leadership Team Office and as Nazareth Bookkeeper. name Sister Jean at her reception on January 3, 1952. She was a member of Guardian Angels Parish in Detroit at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sister Pauline moved to Nazareth Center and soon transferred to Borgess Gardens. She was born Jean Beauseigneur on April 24, 1937, in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, to the late Quindon and Dolores Parks Beauseigneur. those around her. with cancer and treatments consumed her time and energy. May Sister John Cassian, good and faithful servant, now enjoy eternal life in God’s kingdom. education for children and adults of all ages. Josephine Oldani was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 14, 1925, the daughter of Louis and She taught in schools of the Congregation including St. Agnes School in Flint and Nazareth Academy. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph … on January 3, 1948, but later returned to her baptismal name. 1936. 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