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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC WOMEN RELIGIOUS November 13, 2015 11 Heartfelt thanks to Sister Juliana of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres for her gentle ministries to me when I was in Marquette General Hospital receiving chemotherapy. God bless you, Sister. f l h k + St. Joseph Catholic Parish + St. Mary's Catholic School Thank you Sister Peggy Fornicola for all you do for our Parish and our School. Sister Margey Schmelzle Thank you for your many years of dedicated service to Sacred Heart and St. Augustine parishes. Your warmth and spirituality have truly touched our parishes and communities. Sister Ana Maria Benedicta, ErD Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Current ministry: Hermit- age in the rural Upper Peninsula Ministry highlight: Praising and florifying God and in- terceding for the Church. 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 dedication to the service of others. Sister Marcelyn Gervais, OSF Hometown: Sault Ste. Ma- rie, Mich. Current ministry: Parish assistant at St. Christopher Parish, Marquette Ministry Highlight: Here I am Lord, I come to do your will. This has always been my motto. So, after serving Gods people as a teacher and principal for 45 years (22 in the Marquette Diocese), the Lord led me to serve him here in Marquette as a parish assistant. Its such a rewarding experience to be able to take Jesus to our shut- ins, to share their stories and faith journey as many of them prepare to meet their maker. Sister Ludmilla Gramann, OSF Hometown: Waukesha, Wis. Current ministry: Out- reach coordinator: adopt a family program, back pack program, Resurrec- tion baskets (Lenten project) and fifts for the homebound elderly at Christmas through the senior citizen center. Volun- teer meals for Room at the Inn, etc. Ministry Highlight: Being in the community for over 60 years, there isnt just one highlight. Being a teacher for many, many years and the ed- ucational opportunities that were given and the many peo- ple we met through all those years. There is a real freedom in consecrated life: you see a need and you do something. In other words we act with the fire of God. Sister Margey Schmelzle, OSF Hometown: Manitowoc, Wis. Current ministry: Pastoral coordinator at St. Augus- tine, Repub- lic and Sa- cred Heart, Champion Ministry Highlight: Continued ministry to the wonderful people of Re- public, Champion and Mich- igamme. Gods blessings are abundant. Sister Colleen Sweeting,OSF Hometown: Manitowac, Wis. Current ministry: Pastoral coordinator of St. Christopher Parish in Marquette Ministry Highlight: Going into parish work as a pastoral coordinator as well as I enjoyed my years of teaching. Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary IBVM Loreto Sisters are women drawn to companion- ship in the service in the Gos- pel. Modeling their lives after their founder, Mary Ward and the Ignatian spiritual tradi- tion,they strive to support frowth through spiritual min- istries, education, and other works that meet the needs of the times. Sister Ellen En- right serves as the only sister in the diocese for the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. See story on pages 1 and 8-9. Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary Urged by the love of God, the Sisters and Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary choose to work with others to build a culture of peace and right relationship, promoting the liberation and wellbeing of all persons. Sister Annemarie Askwith, IHM Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Current ministry: Media- tor and volunteer manager at the three county Community Dispute Resolution Center in Sault Ste. Marie. Ministry highlight: Assisting with The Communi- ty Dispute Resolution Center that has recently begun serving our Chippewa County Pros- ecutor by offering our Fresh Start program which offers irst offenders an alternative program rather than going through the court system. Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are called to the same profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction. It is an order rooted in prayer, community living, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Not pictured: Sister Barbara Fleury, CSJ Sister Jean Junak, CSJ Hometown: Ishpeming, Mich. Current ministry: Retired Ministry highlight: I am grate- ful for the privilege of companion- ing persons in spiritual direction. Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres As described in their direc- tion statement, Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres are joyful, creative women, passionately on fire with God's Love. Ani- mated by hope, characterized by tranquil daring, we see God in each other, the larger community and creation. a r P M h P f G t M H L t w h b p R t ( p f h e C t CONTINUED ON PAGE 12 i M h A w C t R C c a t l c C M H C m M h I f p c i d P M H : G p a c a e i f i d l i h i i i l di i ff d l i

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