West Midwest 2018 Jubilarians

This year we join in gratitude for the sisters in the West Midwest Community who are celebrating their significant jubilee years in 2018. With their photos, you will find the city where they entered, as well as their motto, which appears engraved on the ring each sister received upon professing their vows. Additionally, many Sisters have written a reflection about her years as a Sister of Mercy, which you can read by clicking on her name. We also invite you to write a congratulatory message and/or honor the Sister with a gift in her name through links available on her individual page.

Thank you, Sisters, for your many years of joy and service!

2017 JUBILARIANS     2016 JUBILARIANS     2015 JUBIILARIANS

 50 years  |  60 years  |  70 years  |  75 years  |  80 years

50 Years

Amy Bayley, RSM
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Viventes Deo 

Katherine Hill, RSM
Entered: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Motto: Word Made Flesh

 

Marilee Howard, RSM, Ph.D.
Entered: Auburn, California

Carla Marie Knoblock, RSM
Entered: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Motto: Take and Eat

 

Linda F. Laine, RSM
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Into Your hands, I commend my spirit

Margaret Mary McBride, RSM
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: I will seek Him whom my heart loves

 

Sister Susan McCarthy, RSM
Entered: Auburn, California
Motto: Life to me is Christ

Sister Rita Waters
Entered: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Motto: I am with you

 

Sister Marla Ann Yeck, RSM
Entered: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Motto: To Trust Is To Love

 

60 Years

Sister Mary Myra Bergman, RSM
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Amen

Sister RoseMary Boessen, RSM
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: God Has Loved First

 

Sister Sheila Breen, RSM
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Love and Trust

Sister Susan Butters
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: My Lord and My God

 

Sister Judith Carle, RSM
Entered: Burlingame, California
Viventes Deo (Alive for God)

 

 

Sister Corrine Connelly
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Love Peace Joy

Sister Kathleen Ann Connolly
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Your Will Be Done

 

Sister Frances Gerhard
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Through death to life

Sister Patricia Guziec
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Serve with Love

 

Sister Gloria Heese
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: To love and to serve

Sister Kathleen Janiak
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: In Christ

 

M. Brian Kelber, RSM
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Love…Love

Sister Kathleen Marie Kinney
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever

 

Sister Cecile Ley
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: That ALL may be ONE

Sr. Kathleen McClelland, RSM (Albertine)
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Jesus

 

Sister Mary Lorita Moffatt
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Abba

Sister Judith Niemet, RSM
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Christ's charity impels us

 

Sister Johneen Owens, RSM
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: ATHAS...GAELIC For Joy

Sister Virginia Peacock
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: God is love

 

Sister Lenora (Janice L.) Pipes
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Serve with Love

Sister Marilyn Ross
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: God is love

 

Sister Claudette Schiratti
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: AMDG For the greater glory of God.

Jean Sitter, RSM
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Jesus

 

Sister M. Rachel Torrez
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Suscipe Domine

Sister Joyce I. Turnbull, RSM
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: To full up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for His Body which is the church.

 

Sister JoCeal Young
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Whatsoever He shall say to you, do ye

 

70 Years

Sister Mary Lois Bartnicki
Entered: Des Plaines, Illinois
Motto: "Guide me, love me, Lord, today"

Sister Helen Mary Bishop, RSM
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: For the Greater Glory of God

 

Sister Mary Lois Corporandy, RSM
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Into Thy Hands

Sr. Joanne De Vincenti, RSM
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Love

 

Sister Mary Gabrielle Hoefer, RSM
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Jesus, I Trust in Thee

Sister Sheila Murphy
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Only Jesus

 

Sister Mary Charlene Ross
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: I Love Thee, I Love You

Sister Mary Estelle Small
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Fiat

 

Sister Theresa Ann Spitz
Entered: Marion, Iowa
Motto: Fiat Voluntas Tua (Thy Will Be Done)

 

75 Years

Sister Mary (Mateo) Fearon, RSM
Entered: Des Plaines, Illinois
Motto: Rabboni (Master)

Sister Renee Humble
Entered: Des Plaines, Illinois
Motto: In Christ Jesus

 

Sister Maura Lowrey, RSM
Entered: Des Plaines, Illinois
Motto: Love is God

Sister Mary Concetta Medina
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: Jesus