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14 March 31, 2017 THE U.P. CATHOLIC WOMEN RELIGIOUS www.upcatholic.org In this issue, The U.P. Catholic spotlights the wom- en religious in the Diocese of Marquette who have dedicated their lives to ser- vice whether its teaching in schools or parishes, taking care of the sick or the poor, or lending a helping hand where needed. ADRIAN DOMINICAN SISTERS The Adrian Dominican Sisters operate under the mission that they should share faith and life with their fellow sisters. They feel theyve been sent into the world to be, with others, bearers and recipients of his love, co-creators of his justice and peace. Sister "Peggy" Mary Margaret Fornicola, OP Hometown: Sault Ste. Ma- rie, Mich. Current ministry: Retired from full time teach- ing. She is currently a teacher for fifth grade religion class at St. Mary Catholic School in Sault Ste. Marie. Sister JoAnn Jauquet, OP Hometown: Iron Moun- tain, Mich. Current ministry: Pas- toral associate and director of religious education, All Saints Par- ish in Glad- stone. Over the years has taught in Catholic schools, and working in parishes in many ways such as with families, with youth, those in RCIA, as well as visiting the elderly and those who are ill. Sister Kathleen Walli, OP Hometown: Stephenson, Mich. Current ministry: Retired, residing in Powers. Living the Adrian Dominican charism: Seek Truth, Make Peace, Reverence Life. Taught in Catholic schools and colleges for thirty years, as well as serving in parish ministry for 15 years. DISCALCED CARMELITE NUNS The Carmelite Monastery of the Holy Cross is located in Iron Mountain. Currently, there are 18 cloistered sisters serving the monastery, and one extern sister. What sep- arates the Carmelites from other women religious orders is that they stay within the confines of the monastery, except for special reasons such as medical treatment. The mission of the sisters is of prayer, which is exercised daily through the Mass, the rosary, Divine Office seven times and two hours of quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. As they describe themselves, the Carmelite is, one who has heard in the si- lence of her heart the unique and precious invitation of Jesus Christ to become whol- ly consecrated to him in a covenant of spousal love. EREMITA DIOCESANUS Eremita Diocesaunus, diocesan hermit refers to canon law #603, besides in- stitutes of concentrated life, the Church recognizes the eremitic or anchoritic life by which the Christian faithful devote their life to the praise of God and salvation of the world through a stricter sep- aration from the world, the silence of solitude and assid- uous prayer and penance. Sister Ana Maria Benedicta, ErD Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Current ministry: Hermitage in the rural Up- per Peninsula FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF CHRISTIAN CHARITY This order follows St. Fran- cis of Assisis simple Gospel way of life, striving to live the Gospel in simplicity, built on faith in a loving God; joyful acceptance of poverty; love for the Church and selfless dedi- cation to the service of others. Sister Marcelyn Gervais, OSF Hometown: Sault Ste. Ma- rie, Mich. Current ministry: Parish assistant at St. Christopher Parish, Marquette; minister- ing to people of all ages and circum- stances. The challenges and joys of each day are unique with God always adding a sur- prise or two to keep life from being routine. Sister Ludmilla Gramann, OSF Hometown: Waukesha, Wis. Current ministry: Outreach ministry; organizing projects where those who can help those in need. Proj- ects include backpacks and Resur- rection Bas- kets for the homebound elderly and adopt families for Christmas. Sister Ellen, Thank you for your faithful and joyful service to our parishes! With prayers from your people of + St. Anne's Catholic Church, Chassell + St. Albert the Great University Parish, Houghton Sister Ellen Enright, IBVM D c M R L i s c S i s t h i s w p m C m R f t i c t f r C m H t p w h n e b a r k h i o a s c a e u G a CONTINUED ON PAGE 15 Prayer for Consecrated Persons God our Father, we thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Son's Kingdom as sisters, brothers, religious priests, consecrated virgins, and hermits, as well as members of Secular Institutes. Renew their knowledge and love of you, and send your Holy Spirit to help them respond generously and courageously to your will. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. More prayers available online at: www.usccb.org/ /prayer-and-worship/ prayers-and-devotions/ Got News? Send it to: news@dioceseofmarquette.org

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