West Midwest Jubilarians

This year we join in gratitude for the sisters in the West Midwest Community who are celebrating their significant jubilee years in 2015. 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, each sister has 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!

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

25 Years

Sister Libby Fernandez
Entered: Auburn, California
Motto: Pan De Vida

 

50 Years

Sister Mary Jo Baldus
Entered: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Motto: A Thankful Heart

Sister Mary Ellen Brennan
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Celebrate Eucharist Forever

 

Sister Maria Klosowski
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Jesus – Forever – Amen                     

Sister Marilyn Metz
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: To serve in love

 

Sister Hannah Mary o’Donoghue
Entered: Auburn, California
Motto: Father, Thy Will Be Done

Sister Elaine Pacheco
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
 

 

Sister Eileen Pazmino
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Yes … Jesus … Amen … Alleluia

Sister Mary Krista Ramirez
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: “… you are precious in my eyes … you are honored, and… I love you” (Is. 43:4)

 

Sister Helen Santillan
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Let It Be As You, Not I, Would Have It

Sister Maurita Soukup
Entered: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Motto: α - I Am - Ω

 

60 Years

Sister Betty Jean Bischel
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Be Joyful

Sister Margaret Brennan
Entered: Dublin, Ireland
Motto: His Love is Great

 

Sister Betty Campbell
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: My God and My All

Sister Carol Campbell
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: To Live Is Christ

 

Sister Barbara Centner
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: To Do Thy Will, O Lord

Sister Diane Davidson
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Esse Unum Cum Christo

 

Sister Mary Cora Finnane
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Passion of Christ, Strengthen Me

Sister Marie Fox
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: God is Love

 

Sister Mary Jude Gibfried
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: All For The Honor And Glory Of God

Sister Laurana Grose 
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Peace

 

Sister Margie Keane
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Give Christ To All

Sister Monica Kostielney
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Maria Duce

 

Sister Marie Clare Kubiak
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Love Gives All

Sister Jane Meuse 
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Abide In Me And I In You

 

Sister Peg Murphy
Entered: Marion, Iowa
Motto: The Lord is My Shepherd

Sister Mary St. Michael Myles
Entered: Auburn, California
Motto: Love For Christ Urges Me

 

Mary Brigid O'Connell
Entered: Marion, Iowa
Motto: Christ With Me

Sister Mary de Paul Palaszek
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Propter Te, Domine

 

Sister Mary Eugenio Pastorik
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Sacrifice 

Sister Jeanita Richter           
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Yes Lord

 

Sister Mary Michon Rozmajzl
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Noscam Te, Noscam Me (St. Augustine)

Ellen Marie Ryan        
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: Thy Will 

 

Sister Mary Susan Severin
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Suscipe, Domine
 Sister Lisa Staudacher
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Jesus, Here is My Heart

 

Sister Ann Sullivan
Entered: Chicago, Illinois
Motto: In Him I Trust

 Sister Sylvia Swanke                 
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Love and Sacrifice

 

Sister Camilla Verret
Entered: Omaha, Nebraska
Motto: Fiat

  Sister Patricia Williams   
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Through Him, With Him, And In Him

 

Sister Mary Clare Yates 
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: God is Love

 

 

70 Years

Sister Mary Ann Becker          
Entered: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Motto: Fiat Voluntas Tua

Sister Mary Janice Belen
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Through Mary To Jesus My Love

 

Sister Arlene Bennett      
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Jesus, Meek And Humble Of Heart

Sister Elizabeth Burns 
Entered: Des Plaines, Illinois
Motto: Mary, Make Me Love God More

 

Sister Mary Amadea Collins
Entered: Des Plaines, Illinois
Motto: All For Thee My Jesus

Sister Brenda (M. Columba) Finnegan
Entered: Des Plaines, Illinois
Motto: As Christ Would

 

Sister Valery Heffner
Entered: Des Plaines, Illinois
Motto: Into Your Hands O Lord

Sister Patricia Illing
Entered: Des Plaines, Illinois
Motto: God in Me

 

Sister Mary Regis Leahy
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: Ecce Ancilla Regis - Fiat
Sister Therese McFarland
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on Me

 

Sister Mary Helena Naviaux
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: Jesus

Sister Mary Sears
Entered: Des Plaines, Illinois
Motto: All For Jesus Through Mary

 

Sister Mary Maurita Sengelaub
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: All For You O Jesus

Sister Mary Rosemond Seymour
Entered: Detroit, Michigan
Motto: My God I Love Thee

 

Sister Paulina Small
Entered: Des Plaines, Illinois
Motto: Jesus and Mary I Trust Thee

Sister Mary Karen Yarkosky
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: My Jesus Mercy

 

75 Years

Sister Mary Evangela Dorris
Entrance: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: My God I am yours.

Sister Regine Fanning
Entered: Des Plaines, Illinois
Motto: As Mary Would

 

Sister Mary Jeananne Sutton

Entrance: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: Love for Love
 

 

80 Years

Sister Mary Martha Kiening
Entered: Burlingame, California
Motto: Father, Into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit

Margaret Mary Sutton
Entered: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Motto: Blessed Be God